2012 Draft Scouting Report: Trey Williams

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and the reports that are used on draft day are developed from multiple viewings over the course of a player's amateur career. As part of our 2012 draft coverage here at Scout.com, we'll be providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on the names you need to know on draft day. Here's a look at infielder, Trey Williams.

Name: Trey Williams
Position: Infield
School: Valencia H.S. (Calif.)
Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 211
Bats/Throws: R/R

Events Scouted: Perfect Game National Showcase

Trey Williams, 3B, Valencia H.S. (Calif.) from Frankie Piliere on Vimeo.

Physical Description

Williams is a true physical specimen. He has plus athleticism with a live, fast twitch body. Physically he's very mature and this is probably about the way he's going to look for the long haul. He has an extra strong, muscular lower half, and has broad shoulders. If you were building a physical prototype for a baseball player, Williams would come extremely close. This is one of the premier athletes in the 2012 draft class.


Scouts dream about finding young players with a blend of pure athleticism and a plus hit tool. They've got that blend in Trey Williams. Williams is not a player that just relies on raw tools, but instead truly has an idea at the plate. His approach is to hit the ball from center to right center and that's really where he hits the ball best. He has the plus bat speed to spin on the fastball inside, but stays inside the ball incredibly well and is proficient at driving the ball with authority to the opposite field. Because of this approach, Williams is the type of hitter who could hit .300 at the big league level.


Williams has tools across the board, but it's his power that leaps off the page. He has at least 70 future power, and it's already showing up in game action. The righty swinging Williams left a crowd of scouts at the PG National in stunned silence after launching a colossal opposite field home run to right center field in game action. He produces this type of power with relative ease and looks like a 35 home run type bat at the next level.


While he's not a flat out burner, Williams has a step above average speed. He's physically mature, so I wouldn't expect him to thicken up much more and slow down. He's extremely athletic and should maintain his wheels through the years.


Being the plus athlete that he is, it's no surprise as to how well Williams moves in the field. He has the frame and plus arm strength to play third base at the professional level, so that appears for now to be his long term home. He's shown smooth actions and good range in the hole. We'll need to see how well he does with more reps throughout the summer, but the tools look promising here.


There's not many of them out there, but Williams is one of those rare potential five tool players. His power is his most impressive tool, closely followed by his bat, and those are the tools you'd like to see standout in a potential five tool player. His bat is already very polished, and he doesn't figure to be a high school player that would enter the pros at a very crude stage in his development. Williams has true star upside.

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