College Draft Profile: Trevor Williams

 

Trevor Williams, RHP, Arizona State University

Class: Junior; Height: 6-3; Weight: 228

Updated: 06/03/13

After two dominant, sub 2.00-ERA seasons, Williams’ production — or maybe luck; he’s sporting a .352 BABIP — has finally taken a turn for the worse. Coming off of an impressive freshman year as reliever (35 K, four BB and a 1.91 ERA in 37.2 innings) and a successful transition into the rotation last season (55 K, 11 BB and a 1.86 ERA in 101.2 innings), the 6-foot-3 right-hander’s strikeout rate has jumped closer to respectability (6.55 K/9) but his ERA (4.12) and FIP (3.80) are run of the mill thus far.

Projection: He pounds the zone and knows how to pitch, both of which will help him make it to the big leagues. But Williams is yet another one of those safe, low ceiling/high floor pitchers in the class. He’s very reminiscent of another former ASU hurler, Cincinnati’s Mike Leake. The ceiling, however, is very low because the production is rather blah. 

Ceiling: 1.5-win player

Likelihood of Reaching His Ceiling: Moderate to Above-Average

Drafted: Second Round

 

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After serving as a video scout/analyst for Baseball Info Solutions, Joe Werner began writing at his original site, ReleasePoints.com. He’s since transitioned into his current niche, prospect analysis, at ProspectDigest.com. He has been fortunate — and incredibly blessed — to have some of his work published and mentioned by several major media outlets, including: ESPN, Cleveland.com and the Baseball Research Journal. He can be reached at: JosephMWerner@yahoo.com.