Nick Williams

#79 OF / Philadelphia Phillies / EXP: 0YRS / MINORS Height: 6-3 Weight: 195 lb Age: 22 College: None Bats/Throws L/L

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    • Williams was benched again this week as a disciplinary measure, Corey Seidman of CSN Philadelphia reports. Williams was benched for one game this week for failing to run hard after grounding out to the pitcher. He was benched for two games in early June for not running out a fly ball that was dropped. The Phillies are sending Williams a message now to avoid having this become a problem when he gets to the majors. He might not be far off from getting his first shot after hitting .303/.352/.515 with 11 doubles and two homers in the month of June.

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    • Phillies' Nick Williams: Triples and homers Sunday
      By RotoWire Staff

      Williams went 2-for-5 with a triple, a home run and four RBI on Sunday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Williams is starting to heat up at the dish. He is hitting .366 (15-for-41) with three home runs and a stolen base over his last 10 games. He has primarily been playing center field and right field of late which may hint at the Phillies' future plans for him. He figures to take over in right field when he gets his shot while also backing up Odubel Herrera in center. The Phillies are in no rush to promote Williams, but the team could give him a look later this summer if he keeps hitting.

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    • Williams, 22, is batting .262/.291/.404 with four home runs, 19 RBI and three steals through 37 games at Triple-A. Williams has an undesirable 37:7 K:BB, a lack of plate discipline that is rather alarming considering his improvement in that department last year. Still, the sample size is small, and he remains a standout prospect for the Phils.

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    • Williams, 22, is batting .310 with two home runs and eight RBI over his last 10 games for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The downside for Williams is that he did not draw a walk over that span, and his impatience at the dish may be returning. He struggled with strikeouts early on in his career, but made progress in 2015. Through 24 games in 2016, though he has a 20:4 K:BB. The fact that he does not hit a ton of home runs also adds to the concern, though his average remains fine.

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    • Williams went 1-for-4 with his first home run of the season for Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Monday. Williams got off to a slow start at the plate, but he is hitting .359 (14-for-39) over his last 10 games. Given how poorly the Phillies' corner outfielders have played, it is likely we'll see Williams in the majors in May or June.

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