WILLIAMS, DEVIN

Position: Pitcher

DOB: September 21, 1994

Height: 6’3″ / Weight: 165

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Drafted (2nd round, 2013)

Profile:  The Brewers found themselves without a first round pick in 2013 after signing Kyle Lohse, but still managed to add a highly thought of prospect to the organization when they selected Williams, a high school righty out of Missouri in the second round. He pitched in the AZL after signing with Milwaukee, then spent 2014 in the Pioneer League with Helena. He joined Low-A Wisconsin in May of 2015 then after a minor injury held him back in extended spring training in 2016, Williams again returned to Wisconsin in May before earning a promotion to High-A Brevard County in early August. With a low-90’s fastball, a better than average changeup and an improving slider, Williams is an athletic and projectable starter who has averaged a strikeout per innning pitched through his first four seasons. With a high 3/4 delivery, Williams has struggled to command his pitches at times, but he showed some nice strides in that regard last season.

2013: Williams got his Brewers career off the ground with the AZL Brewers in 2013, making 13 appearances, six of which were starts, and going 1-3 with a 3.38 earned run average. In 34.2 innings of work, he held opposing hitters to a .215 average, striking out 39 batters in 34.2 innings of work.

2014:  After opening 2014 in extended spring training, Williams joined Helena once the Pioneer League season got underway in June. He started eight of the 15 games he worked in with Helena and posted a record of 4-7 with a 4.48 ERA striking out 66 batters in 66.1 innings of work. He twice recorded seven strikeouts in a game, including once in a five inning shutout performance in Billings, Montana in late June.

2015: Williams stayed behind in extended spring training again to open 2015, but he earned a mid-May promotion to Class-A Wisconsin and spent the remainder of the season with the Timber Rattlers. He finished with a record of just 3-9 but had good numbers, posting a 3.44 ERA while again striking out a batter per inning in his 22 outings.

2016: Injury kept Williams behind in extended once again when the 2016 season rolled around but once healthy he headed back to Wisconsin to join the Timber Rattlers. In 17 games, ten starts, Williams went 6-3 with a 3.61 ERA, earning an August bump to High-A Brevard County. He finished out the year by making five appearances for the Manatees, including a pair of starts and went 1-2 with a 4.32 ERA.

Pre-Season Prospect Rankings
2017 (#17)
2016 (#7)
2015 (#5)
2014 (#5)