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August 9, 2020 09:56 PM
Mariners' Taylor Williams: Earns four-out save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams allowed one hit over 1.1 scoreless innings Sunday, striking out three and picking up the save over the Rockies.

Williams allowed an RBI single to the first batter he faced before retiring four consecutive hitters to lock up his third save of the season. It was his first save since July 31. It's still too early to see if any member of Seattle's bullpen has pulled away as the team's main closer, but Williams appears to be the lead candidate.

August 6, 2020 09:48 AM
Mariners' Taylor Williams: Struggles in non-save situation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams worked the eighth inning Wednesday in the Mariners' 7-6 win over the Angels, giving up three runs on two hits while striking out a batter.

Entering play Wednesday, Williams -- who had converted both of his save chances and had allowed just one run over four innings -- looked to be in the top position in the Mariners' closing committee. Manager Scott Servais' decision to summon Williams in the eighth inning with the Mariners holding a four-run lead was thus somewhat surprising on the surface, but the skipper may just have wanted the right-hander to get some work in after he hadn't appeared since Friday. In any case, Williams' standing atop the depth chart may have gotten shakier after he turned what was supposed to be a stress-free appearance into a nail-biter for the Mariners. Williams' command and control completely betrayed him, as he allowed a home run, hit two batters, threw a wild pitch and pumped in only 13 of his 24 pitches for strikes. Williams eventually got out of the inning with the Mariners still holding a one-run lead before Carl Edwards came to claim the save with a 1-2-3 ninth. In addition to Williams and Edwards, Dan Altavilla has also picked up a save this season for a Seattle squad that sits at 5-8, making the team's closing situation one of the more difficult ones in baseball to handicap.

August 1, 2020 01:48 AM
Mariners' Taylor Williams: Notches second save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams earned the save against the A's on Friday after tossing a scoreless ninth inning that included one walk.

Williams was called upon to protect a two-run lead in the ninth inning. The 29-year-old worked around a walk to Mark Canha to slam the door shut. The save was his second of the season, though we can expect to see more of a closer-by-committee situation in Seattle for now.

July 26, 2020 11:44 PM
Mariners' Taylor Williams: Picks up save despite shaky outing
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Williams allowed one run on two hits and no walks while striking out three over one inning as he earned the save Sunday against the Astros.

Williams got the nod in the ninth inning of Sunday's contest with a two-run advantage, but he allowed a pair of doubles and nearly blew the save. However, he logged three strikeouts to leave the tying run on second base as he earned his first save of the season. The Mariners reportedly plan to use several relievers in ninth-inning situations this season, so it's unclear how many save chances Williams might see.

March 20, 2020 12:52 PM
Mariners' Taylor Williams: Sent to Triple-A
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Williams was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday, Lauren Smith of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

The 28-year-old was claimed off waivers from the Brewers in February but was unable to earn a spot on the major-league roster before spring training was suspended. Williams struggled in the majors last year with 16 earned runs allowed over 14.2 innings, but he had a much more respectable 4.25 ERA across 56 appearances in 2018.

February 21, 2020 07:44 PM
Mariners' Taylor Williams: Claimed by Mariners
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Williams was claimed off waivers by Seattle on Friday.

Williams finds himself in one of the league's most wide-open bullpens, though there's no guarantee he'll be able to win a spot. The 28-year-old has thrown 72.1 career innings at the big-league level, posting a 5.23 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP.

February 19, 2020 11:32 AM
Brewers' Taylor Williams: Bounced from 40-man roster
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The Brewers designated Williams for assignment Wednesday.

Williams was cast off the 40-man roster after the Brewers announced the signing of utility man Brock Holt to a one-year deal in a corresponding move. The 28-year-old reliever was hit hard in his 10 appearances with the big club a season ago, giving up 16 runs on 22 hits and seven walks over 14.2 innings.

September 2, 2019 01:00 PM
Brewers' Taylor Williams: Moves up to big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Brewers recalled Williams from Triple-A San Antonio on Monday.

Williams was hit hard across his eight appearances out of the Milwaukee bullpen earlier this season, giving up 16 earned runs on 20 hits and five walks over 11.2 innings. He'll provide the Brewers with some extra right-handed relief depth in September, but don't expect manager Craig Counsell to turn to him regularly in big spots.

August 1, 2019 07:24 PM
Brewers' Taylor Williams: Sent back to Triple-A
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Williams was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Thursday, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Williams was sent back to the minors to free up a roster spot for Drew Pomeranz, who was acquired from the Giants via trade Wednesday. The right-hander made just one appearance during his most recent stint with the big club, allowing one run on one hit while striking out one in one inning.

July 24, 2019 11:00 AM
Brewers' Taylor Williams: Returns from Triple-A
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Milwaukee recalled Williams from Triple-A San Antonio on Wednesday.

The Brewers will swap Burch Smith out of their bullpen in exchange for Williams, who will offer the big club a fresher arm ahead of the series finale with the Reds. Williams was hit hard over his seven relief appearances with Milwaukee earlier in the season, giving up 15 earned runs on 19 hits and five walks in 10.2 innings.

June 6, 2019 02:20 PM
Brewers' Taylor Williams: Sent back to Triple-A
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Williams was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Wednesday.

Williams' latest stay on the roster lasted just three days. He allowed eight runs while recording just one out in his only appearance Tuesday against the Marlins. His absence makes room on the roster for Jimmy Nelson, who was called up to start Wednesday's game in a corresponding move.

June 2, 2019 01:08 PM
Brewers' Taylor Williams: Returns to majors
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Williams was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio on Sunday.

Williams was sent to the minors after throwing four frames during an 18-inning game in early May, which put the Brewers in need of fresh bullpen arms. The 27-year-old has a 6.10 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 9:3 K:BB through 10.1 innings, and he allowed at least one run in five of his six appearances prior to being demoted.

May 6, 2019 12:40 AM
Brewers' Taylor Williams: Sent to San Antonio
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Williams was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Sunday.

Williams' latest stay on the big-league roster lasted just three days. He allowed two runs in six innings in a pair of relief appearances, getting the win in Saturday's 18-inning marathon against the Mets. Burch Smith's contract was selected in a corresponding move as the Brewers bring in a fresh arm.

May 2, 2019 11:56 AM
Brewers' Taylor Williams: Rejoins big club
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The Brewers recalled Williams from Triple-A San Antonio on Thursday.

Williams will provide a much-needed long-relief option to a bullpen that required six pitchers to get through Wednesday's 11-4 loss. Once Milwaukee's key bullpen members have all received sufficient rest, Williams could be at risk of a demotion back to Triple-A.

April 7, 2019 12:12 PM
Brewers' Taylor Williams: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Sunday.

Williams threw 52 pitches over the last two games so he'll head to the minors in favor of a fresh arm. The 27-year-old has allowed five runs on six hits and three walks across 4.1 innings to begin the season.

April 1, 2019 11:44 AM
Brewers' Taylor Williams: Not currently in mix for saves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams threw a scoreless inning in Sunday's victory over the Cardinals.

Williams pitched the eighth inning Sunday with the Brewers trailing 4-3, and he kept the Cardinals off the scoreboard in a game his club later won. It appeared late in the spring that Williams could be in the mix for saves early on with fellow relievers Corey Knebel (elbow) and Jeremy Jeffress (shoulder) sidelined, but that has not transpired, as Williams worked the sixth inning in a tie game in his first appearance before entering with the Brewers behind on the scoreboard in his second. Williams allowed a home run and a single to the first two batters he faced this season, but he has only allowed one batter to reach base -- via a walk -- over the seven batters that have stepped in against him since.

March 26, 2019 12:08 PM
Brewers' Taylor Williams: Finishes Monday's exhibition game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams pitched the final inning of the Brewers' 10-5 exhibition-game victory over the Blue Jays on Monday. He did not allow a baserunner and struck out one batter.

Williams did not earn a save Monday due to the margin of victory, but his usage suggests he may be manager Craig Counsell's top right-handed option to close games in the expected absences of fellow relievers Corey Knebel (elbow) and Jeremy Jeffress (shoulder). The Brewers led just 6-4 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, and after that -- and after Josh Hader pitched the fourth frame presumably to get in a final tune-up against big-league hitters -- Alex Claudio, Jacob Barnes, and Williams entered in that order and each threw an inning to finish the game. The southpaw Hader is clearly the Brewers' top option for saves in the absence of his fellow All-Stars, but Counsell showed last year he is willing to use Hader in key spots and not restrict him only to save situations, so the door is open for other relievers to see save opportunities until either Knebel or Jeffress returns. Counsell has not made any announcements regarding his bullpen usage when the regular season gets underway, but Williams has late-inning stuff and had a dominant spring (0.79 ERA, 13 K over 11.1 innings), which in addition to Monday's usage, indicate he could be his manager's preferred option to get the non-Hader saves.

March 25, 2019 11:08 AM
Brewers' Taylor Williams: Quality results this spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams threw a scoreless inning in Saturday's split-squad game against the Royals.

Williams has gotten the job done this spring, giving up just one earned run over 9.1 innings (0.96 ERA) while allowing just four hits and posting an 11:5 K:BB. He has not officially won a spot on the Opening Day roster but is seemingly trending in that direction. Williams' walk rate this spring is a bit concerning, but he possesses a power arsenal, which could earn him a shot in key spots early with fellow right-handed relievers Corey Knebel (elbow) and Jeremy Jeffress (shoulder) injured.

March 12, 2019 01:04 PM
Brewers' Taylor Williams: No earned runs allowed this spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams allowed an unearned run in Monday's spring game against the White Sox but still owns a 0.00 ERA during the exhibition season.

Williams has thrown the ball well this spring, giving up no earned runs over 5.0 innings while also allowing just three hits and posting a 6:3 K:BB. Williams posted a 4.25 ERA and 1.47 ERA across 56 games with the Brewers last year, which are hardly inspiring ratios. However, he averaged 95 mph on his fastball last year and looked dominant when he was at his best, so he could find himself in a key spot in the Brewers' bullpen should he gain more consistency.

September 26, 2018 10:32 AM
Brewers' Taylor Williams: Picks up first win of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams tossed a scoreless inning of relief and picked up his first win of the season in Tuesday's victory over the Cardinals.

Williams allowed an inherited runner to score on a sacrifice fly and served up two other singles in Tuesday's outing, but he was able to escape the fifth-inning jam by inducing an inning-ending double play. He has pitched sparingly this month but has been effective, totaling three scoreless innings over five appearances.

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vs LHB 5.200 9.53043
vs RHB 9.000 10.000312
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