J.D. Williams

What they’re saying: On D.R. tour facing rookie-class Dominican Summer League pitchers: Two singles, plus RBI vs. Tigers ... Two hits facing Mets pitching ... Doubled against the Yankees ... Facing Cubs had two-run single, plus double ... Two hits, three RBIs vs. Brewers ... two doubles, RBI, vs. Twins two hits, RBI vs. Blue Jays ... Facing MLB Prospects RBI single ... At T-12 2-for-4 with 6 BB ... 2 hits in 11-0 win over Indiana Mustangs Blue, 3 RBIs in 12-7 win over CageRat Grays at Marietta, GA.

On other lists: 

400th on Baseball America top 500 list of HSers and collegians.

8th on Baseball America's top Canuck HSers.

 

Baseball America, 400

Scouting Report:

In a banner year for Canadians, Williams represents the high-ceiling nature of the country’s prospects this year. He lacks plus tools but has the potential to develop into a solid all-around player. He is an average to slightly above-average runner and shows a 50 arm in both the infield and the outfield. He doesn’t quite have the offensive track record of some of his fellow Canadians, but he has made strides at the plate. A righthanded hitter, Williams has the potential for average bat speed, with a smooth downhill swing plane geared for line drives. His lower half can get disconnected at times, and his timing will need to improve at the next level. Williams has some power to his pull side, but it is a below-average tool for him. He is committed to the State College of Florida, though scouts believe he may be signable after the top 10 rounds.