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Williams Jerez

#79 | LHP
Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates
Williams Jerez
Name: Williams A. Jerez
Born: May 16, 1992 in Brooklyn, N.Y. USA
High School: Grand Street HS, Brooklyn
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
201995.002.007.006.00
Career245.621.795.627.88
Drafted in the 2nd round (81st overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2011 (signed for $443,700)
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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