• Full name Williams A. Jerez
  • Born 05/16/1992 in Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Grand Street Educational Campus
  • Debut 08/07/2018
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (81st overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2011 (signed for $443,700).
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    Jerez moved from the Dominican Republic with his father two years ago. He originally drew interest as a lefthander, but he has more potential as a center fielder and has generated a lot of buzz this spring after playing in Florida for Hank's Yanks, a team sponsored by Yankees owner Hank Steinbrenner. Jerez's 6-foot-4, 190-pound frame is what one scout described as "about as good a body as you could imagine." He has a wiry strong build and should add bulk as he matures. He has average raw power, with loft and leverage in his swing, which has a tendency to get long. Some scouts worry how he will fare against premium velocity, but his bat speed has improved even since March. Jerez has a plus arm and plus speed, but it doesn't play down the line because he's slow out of the batter's box. There's no consensus on Jerez: Some scouts question his background and age and don't like his bat, while others project on his raw tools and athleticism.

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Career Transactions

  • Toros de Tijuana released LHP Williams Jerez.
  • LHP Williams Jerez assigned to Toros de Tijuana.
  • Charleston Dirty Birds released LHP Williams Jerez.
  • Charleston Dirty Birds signed free agent LHP Williams Jerez.
  • LHP Williams Jerez assigned to Dominican Republic.
  • Dominican Republic activated LHP Williams Jerez.

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