The Arizona Fall League continues! (although not really because it’s ends Saturday)
A compelling prospect in the Giants organization is Garrett Williams. The southpaw starting pitcher from Lubbock, Texas has been encouraging to watch this fall. After a disappointing season at Double-A Richmond (3-9, 6.06 ERA, 61 BB, 73 SO, 81.2 IP), Williams has brushed up on his pitching and posted great numbers in Arizona: 3-0, 1.88 ERA, 11 BB, 27 SO, 24.0 IP. His last outing for the season showed a little fatigue as he allowed two earned runs and four walks in four innings of work, but overall, Williams showed a lot of progress in his time in the desert.
I’d love to see how he does in spring training (if he’s invited), especially just to see if he can maintain the consistency and control that has been his Achilles’ heel throughout his career. His raw stuff is really good, so I’m excited to see how Williams develops and moves through the system next season.
His demeanor reminds me a lot of Madison Bumgarner — he’s soft-spoken, extremely polite (I got a lot “yes ma’ams”), and seems focused and determined; and yes, he’s got a little bit of a southern drawl.
Check out our interview where we talk about how he examines lefties like Madison Bumgarner for ways to improve, recovering from thoracic outlet syndrome (and also, what that even means), and things he enjoys doing during the offseason.