Mike Newman on Mason Williams

Cano joins Jeter & Granderson among leading All-Star vote-getters
Game 72: HOPE

Hitting leadoff for the prospect-laden Low-A Charleston squad, preseason number two prospect Mason Williams owns a stellar .308/.349/.496 batting line with a measly 9.7% strikeout rate in his first year in a full season league. Mike Newman of FanGraphs recently got a look at the 20-year-old center fielder and says he’s starting to turn his physical abilities into baseball skills. “As it stands, Williams is a surefire top-50 prospect this winter with a legitimate shot at ranking as the top prospect in the Yankees organization,” he wrote.

Newman notes that Williams is hard on himself — to the point where a coach had to intervene and help him refocus — and could do a better job defensively, but the skills are there for him to be an electric leadoff-type from the left side of the plate. Make sure you check it out, it’s a short and interesting read. Here are Newman’s posts on Angelo Gumbs, Tyler Austin, and Gary Sanchez.

Cano joins Jeter & Granderson among leading All-Star vote-getters
Game 72: HOPE
  • jjyank

    Mike I think you forgot to link to the actual article.


    • vinny-b

      ok. Thanks for the article, RAB.

      however, where is the Newman article on Gary Sanchez ??


  • jjyank

    Good read though, thanks. I want Mason to be my favorite player so badly in a few years. Bernie was my favorite player growing up, so it would only be fitting to let another CF Williams take that mantle. Hopefully his athleticism continues to translate into baseball skills!

    • I Live In My Mom’s Basement

      “take that *mantle*” of CF. LOL.

      • jjyank

        Haha wow I wasn’t even trying for the pun there. Nice catch.

  • tyrone sharpton

    this kid has me salivating day in and day out. he even has some power already? damn he’s been more exciting to follow than tabata imo

    • Steve (different one)

      If only we’d known at the time that Tabata was 27 in A ball….