Sam McWilliams
23-Year-Old PitcherRP
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$Selected by the Royals in the Rule 5 Draft in December of 2018.
On to fourth organization
PKansas City Royals
December 13, 2018
McWilliams was selected by the Royals with the second pick in the Rule 5 draft.
A 23-year-old righty, McWilliams got off to an excellent start at High-A for the Diamondbacks in 2018 before being sent to Tampa Bay as a player to be named later in a three-team trade that sent Steven Souza to Arizona. However, after the trade he logged a 5.02 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 94 strikeouts in 100.1 innings at Double-A, prompting the Rays to leave him exposed to the Rule 5 draft. The Royals are an excellent landing spot for McWilliams, as they lack quality big-league arms in the bullpen and the rotation. Brad Keller, who was a Royals' Rule 5 pick in 2017, went on to have a very productive year in the rotation, and perhaps McWilliams will follow suit, although the odds suggest that is unlikely.
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Traded to Tampa Bay in Souza deal
PTampa Bay Rays
May 7, 2018
McWilliams and Colin Poche were officially acquired by the Rays on May 1, completing the three-team trade that originally sent outfielder Steven Souza to the Diamondbacks on Feb. 20, Kyle Beery of reports.
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