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101-61 6-4 L1
99-63 6-4 W2
89-73 4-6 L2
82-80 6-4 L1
78-84 3-7 W1

Top Carson Williams News

  • Rays' Carson Williams: Boosted to Triple-A

    The Rays promoted Williams to Triple-A Durham on Tuesday, Ben Badler of Baseball America reports.

    The 20-year-old shortstop has been lighting it up in High-A Bowling Green recently with a .306/.390/.605 slash line since the beginning of July. The Rays are so confident in Williams that they're allowing him to skip an organizational level and head straight to Triple-A. Williams is a long shot to reach the majors this season, but if his bat acclimates well to a higher level of competition, he could make his MLB debut next year.

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  • Rays' Carson Williams: Raking in July

    Williams is hitting .412 with four home runs, 10 strikeouts and seven walks in nine July games for High-A Bowling Green.

    The 24.4 percent strikeout rate he has posted over this hot stretch is an encouraging mark for Williams, who has a 29 percent K-rate in 64 games for the Hot Rods. A standout defensive shortstop, Williams also has plus power and above-average speed, so he has a high fantasy ceiling if he can keep the strikeouts in an acceptable range.

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  • Rays' Carson Williams: Doing damage for Hot Rods

    Williams has a .276/.373/.504 slash line with six home runs and eight steals in 33 games for High-A Bowling Green.

    Known for his plus power and plus defense at shortstop, Williams' one shortcoming is his propensity to strike out. He had a 32.1 percent strikeout rate at Single-A last year and has a 31 percent strikeout rate this season. However, the quality of his contact (33.8 Hard%, 9.2 Soft%) has been strong. Williams excels at getting the ball in the air (38.5 GB%) to the pull side (48.1 Pull%), and his defense should allow him to play regularly in the majors.

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  • Rays' Carson Williams: Falls off after hot start

    Williams is hitting .255/.347/.489 with 13 home runs, 21 steals and 41:125 BB:K in 82 games for Single-A Charleston.

    Yep, that's 125 strikeouts in 82 games for Williams -- good for an ugly 32.9 percent strikeout rate. He came out of the gate on fire, putting up a .323 average and 1.018 OPS through his first 33 games of the year, but in the 50 games since, he's put up a .208 batting average and .710 OPS. The stolen-base production has fallen off, too -- he's gone 0-for-2 over his last 16 games. Williams still boasts an intriguing power-speed blend, and he's considered a good bet to stick at shortstop, so there's still plenty to dream on here, but as the Rays (and fantasy managers) have seen with the travails of Josh Lowe this year, a subpar hit tool can prevent the other tools from showing through regularly.

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  • Rays' Carson Williams: Enticing results in Single-A

    Williams is hitting .323/.418/.600 with four homers, 12 steals, 1 RBI and 25 runs across 33 games for Single-A Charleston.

    That 1.018 OPS is the good news; the bad news is that Williams has a 33.3 percent strikeout rate. He's also drawing walks at a decent clip (13.1 percent), but he'll need to cut down on those swing-and-miss issues to have any hope of hitting for decent average in the big leagues. Nonetheless, it's been an incredible start to the year for Williams, who's shown a ton of extra-base ability with 10 doubles and seven triples to accompany his four long balls. Considering his exploits on the bases, it seems like evaluators may have underestimated his speed. He should be a big riser on the midseason prospect lists.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Torrey Pines, CA
Age: 20
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R