Devin Williams

SP / Milwaukee Brewers / EXP: 0YRS / MINORS Height: 6-3 Weight: 165 lb Age: 22 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    Devin Williams already has an average-to-plus changeup to go with a fastball capable of hitting 95 mph. That alone gives Williams, Milwaukee's second-round pick, a good chance of eventually landing in a major league rotation. Add the fact that the 6-foot-3 righty has room to bulk up and continues to improve his breaking pitches and it's looking like the 22-year-old can travel quickly up the organizational ladder. The question will be if he can overcome his control, which has been shaky at best in his professional career. Williams walked more than four batters per nine innings at both Low-A and High-A, and while he has been nasty enough to get away with it thus far, the upper levels of professional ball won't be so kind. In order to continue his development as a starter, Williams needs to show signs of improving his control in 2017.

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    • Williams will require Tommy John surgery on his injured elbow and will miss the entire 2017 season, Jim Callis of reports. Williams underwent multiple examinations after injuring his elbow earlier in March, and the decision was ultimately made to send him under the knife. Williams is one of the Brewers' top pitching prospects, but he will need at least a year to recover from his procedure, so he will now be forced to turn his attention to 2018.

    • Williams is heading for a second opinion on his elbow after he underwent an MRI earlier in the week, Adam McCalvy of reports. The Brewers wouldn't say what the results of the first MRI showed, and the fact that Williams is headed for a second opinion suggests the first batch of tests didn't come back clean. His status will be updated when more information is made available.

    • Williams underwent tests on his right elbow Wednesday after experiencing some pain, Adam McCalvy of reports. General manager David Stearns said he "has no idea whether this is nothing at all, or something more than that," which certainly doesn't instill much confidence in any of Williams' dynasty league owners. The pitching prospect was examined by Brewers head physician William Raasch and could head in for an MRI if Raasch recommends it. For now, consider the right-hander day-to-day until a more firm diagnosis comes forth.

    • Brewers' Devin Williams: Holding his own at Low-A
      By RotoWire Staff

      Williams, 21, has a 3.67 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 54 strikeouts in 54 innings with Low-A Wisconsin. These numbers are right in line with what Williams accomplished over 89 innings with Wisconsin last year. A shoulder injury kept him sidelined until May 12, and it could be a contributing factor in him only logging five-plus innings in four of his 13 appearances. Williams still has the repertoire of a future mid-rotation starter, with the upside to be a tad better than that, but given his age, it would be nice to see him get a taste of High-A before the end of the season.

    • Williams (shoulder) will report to Low-A Wisconsin this week, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Williams was brought along slowly this spring after dealing with a shoulder injury, but he is ready to go after spending a few weeks pitching at the Brewers' extended spring training complex. Williams appeared in 22 games with Wisconsin last season and posted a 3.44 ERA and 89:36 K:BB ratio over 89 innings.

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