Sunday, June 14, 2015
Congrats, Mason Williams!
In an April 9, 2015 post, I wrote the following:
Mason Williams, an OFer, is a MLB-caliber defender right now. Watching him the past two spring trainings, he just looks the part. Sadly, his bat has been lagging behind and he has been questioned for his maturity. Now 23 and leapfrogged by several OF prospects in the system, it's a big year for Mason. I still think if he shows improvement with the bat, he can be an eventual Major Leaguer. He's starting this year in AA Trenton, and I'm really pulling for him to have a big year.
While I did believe what I wrote, I didn't think it would happen in just two months. However, Mason Williams did it. I'm proud of the kid. He really turned it around, and I hope he can stick. Yes, some guys got injured to open up the opportunity, but he really put himself in position by his hard work and results this year.
So between Slade Heathcott, Ramon Flores, and now Williams, the Yanks have had three promising OFers make their MLB debuts this season. I hope these guys contribute all season long and beyond.