Nick Williams was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2012 draft by the Texas Rangers. If you haven’t checked out the Rangers farm team, take a look…it’s full of talent. Williams is a plus athlete with explosively fast hands. He can flat out hit and that’s just what prospectors are looking for in a raw talent. His athletic nature and physical maturity scream upside but he’s going to need some time in the minors to work on his defense and his swing mechanic. His bat speed and swing project plus-plus raw power but his mechanics otherwise, including balance, can be off sometimes. Speed is not his issue and many scouts belief he’s a plus-plus runner with explosive raw speed. His defense will need some work and remains raw but his power/speed upside should get him MLB at bats in the future. He’s still very raw but with his power potential, he should climb prospect rankings in the next year and beyond.
For 2013, in 404 plate appearances, Williams had a .293 average with 17 HR’s, 70 runs scored, 60 RBI’s, and 8 stolen bases. He still needs to work on his strikeout rate and other portions of his game but he’s got the tools to be a stud. As far as his chrome prices go they’ve dipped a bit since their release. Blues are trading for under $50 and refractors and base cards are going for under $20/$10 respectively. I want to pick up a few of his cards here and there and see what this prospect can do…I believe it will happen sooner rather than later.