The downside to last week was that Victor Roache was lost for the season, leaving one less player to track. The upside this week is that I found stats for prep third baseman Trey Williams.
Williams plays for Valencia High School in California, and is a power hitting third base prospect. He was ranked as a top ten prospect by MLB.com, but was a later round guy in Baseball America’s rankings, and didn’t make Keith Law’s top 50. So his rankings aren’t universal.
He’s an interesting guy to watch, just for his power potential. Last year he hit for a .345/.446/.762 line with nine homers in 84 at-bats. In his high school career he has a .380/.475/.749 line.
Williams plays this weekend on Saturday. So far this season he has a .300/.500/.300 line in 10 at-bats.
Notes From the Past Week
-Prep pitching prospect Lucas Giolito touched 100 MPH this past week. I think that pretty much rules out any chance of him falling to the Pirates, if there ever was a chance to begin with.
–Jim Callis doesn’t think the injury to Victor Roache is a long term concern. So while we can’t track him the rest of the year, I guess he remains a first round option.
The schedule for the top draft prospects this weekend:
6:00 PM EST – Georgia Southern (Chris Beck) at North Florida
6:00 PM EST – Arizona State (Deven Marrero) vs Northern Illinois
7:00 PM EST – Florida (Mike Zunino) at Miami
8:00 PM EST – LSU (Kevin Gausman) vs Dartmouth
9:00 PM EST – Stanford (Mark Appel) at Fresno State
2:00 PM EST – Valencia HS (Trey Williams), Easton Tournament
6:00 PM EST – Arizona State (Marrero) vs Winthrop
7:00 PM EST – Florida (Zunino) at Miami
1:00 PM EST – Florida (Zunino) at Miami
6:00 PM EST – Arizona State (Marrero) vs Saint Mary’s
Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.