- Full name Alexander Dayton Williams
- Born 10/22/1999 in Hayward, CA
- Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: L / Throws: R
- School Stanford
Drafted in the 11th round (322nd overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2022 (signed for $125,000).
View Draft ReportWilliams is one of the top available senior signs in the 2022 draft class. He's been part of Stanford's rotation for four seasons and went 8-4, 3.20 in 18 starts this spring to win the Pac-12 pitcher of the year award. Nothing in Williams’ pitch mix stands out on its own, but everything plays up with his over-the-top delivery and above-average control and command. His fastball sits 88-92 mph and is a fringy pitch, but it pairs well with his above-average, upper-70s changeup. He has lots of confidence in his changeup and will throw it in any count against both lefties and righties. His low-80s slider and mid-70s curveball are both fringy pitches with more depth than sweep. Williams throws everything for strikes and knows how to avoid barrels and keep hitters off balance. He will need to add more velocity to be more than an organizational pitcher, but his experience and savvy should allow him to quickly move to full-season ball as a starter.
School: Stanford Committed/Drafted: Never Drafted
Age At Draft: 22.8
Teams looking for a reliable senior sign should be enamored with Williams, as he has loads of experience and a lengthy track record of performance at Stanford. He’s been part of Stanford’s rotation for four seasons, and he went 8-4, 3.20 in 18 starts and 101.1 innings this year. Nothing in Williams’ pitch assortment stands out. He works with an over-the-top delivery and above-average control and command. His high-70s changeup is a potentially above-average pitch. He has plenty of confidence in it, and relies on it against both lefties and righthanders. It has solid deception and he consistently throws it for strikes early in counts and can make it dive out of the zone. His low-80s fringe-average slider and his mid-70s fringe-average curve both have more depth than sweep. They all pair with an 87-91 mph fringe-average fastball. Without a velocity jump, Williams will likely be more of an organization arm than a future big league starter, but he has the ability to make the jump straightaway to Class A with his experience and savvy.