First Impression of Trevor Williams

By Jason Shetler

A couple weeks ago, the Pirates acquired pitcher Trevor Williams from the Miami Marlins. Williams was the Marlins second round draft selection in 2013, and was a Top 10 prospect in their system at one point. He was one of three Pirates prospects that took part in the Arizona Fall League Fall-Star Game on Saturday night alongside Austin Meadows and Reese McGuire.

Williams pitched a scoreless sixth inning in that game. His four-seam fastball was around 92 mph, touching as high as 95 mph. He also threw the two-seam fastball about the same velocity, and had plenty of sink on it. Williams was able to locate both his fastballs pretty well. In terms of his other pitches, the slider had good velocity at 87 mph, but the command of it was definitely inconsistent. The curveball was only thrown a couple times while he didn’t throw his changeup at all. Williams overall pitched fairly decent, and if I were to grade his performance, I’d have to give him a B-.

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