Justin Williams

LF / Tampa Bay Rays / EXP: 0YRS / MINORS Height: 6-2 Weight: 215 lb Age: 20 College: None Bats/Throws L/R

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    • Rays' Justin Williams: Promoted to Double-A
      By RotoWire Staff

      Williams, 20, is hitting .200 with two home runs in four games since being promoted to Double-A Montgomery. Williams earned his promotion to the Southern League by slashing .330/.350/.448 with four home runs in 51 games at High-A, and it's nice to see that he wasted no time hitting for power after joining the Biscuits. Few hitting prospects reach Double-A before their 21st birthday, as Williams has, so as long as he can just keep his head above water over the rest of the season, his stock will be trending up heading into 2017.

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    • Williams is 6-for-17 (.353) with a run scored in four minor league games since returning from the disabled list with an undisclosed injury. Williams missed over a month with his setback, but he is back on the field with the Rays' High-A affiliate. He is hitting .327 this season and is one of the Rays' better prospects, so he will have a chance to move up a level at some point this summer.

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    • Williams is on the minor league DL with an undisclosed injury. He was hitting .313 with zero home runs in eight games for High-A Charlotte prior to the injury, and in terms of upside, he is one of the more intriguing hitters in the Rays' system. His status will be updated when the nature of his injury becomes clear, or he returns to action.

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    • The Rays will receive outfielder Justin Williams and shortstop Andrew Velazquez from the Diamondbacks, according to azcentral.com. The 19-year-old Williams hit .351/.403/.467 over 320 at-bats. He did not appear above Class A. Velazquez, 20, hit .290/.367/.428 over 623 at-bats in Class A last season.

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    • Justin Williams enjoying a 'dream come true'
      By Michael Hurcomb

      Diamondbacks outfield prospect Justin Williams is off to a promising start in his pro career. The 17-year-old prospect, who was selected in the second round of the 2013 MLB draft, is batting .340 with one home run, seven doubles and 24 RBI in his first 23 games for the Arizona League Diamondbacks (rookie). "It's going great," Williams said, per MLB.com. "This is a great organization and we have a fun group of guys. I'm just trying to stay focused and get better with every chance I get. It's a dream come true." Williams credits a lot of his success to his new hitting coach -- former Diamondbacks and Cubs first baseman Mark Grace. "He is just naturally gifted with the bat in his hand," Grace said. "He knows he's good, but he's not arrogant. He's one of those guys that hits when he wants to. It seems like every time there are a couple guys on base, mail it in. This kid is good."

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