MiLB Scouting Report: Mason Williams

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and clubs don't stop scouting players once they enter the pros. As part of our minor league coverage here at, we'll be providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on prospects around minor league baseball. Here's a look at Yankees' prospect, Mason Williams.

Name: Mason Williams
Position: Outfield
Team: Staten Island (New York Yankees)
Height: 6 feet
Weight: 150
Bats/Throws: L/R

Events Scouted: New York-Penn League

Mason Williams from Frankie Piliere on Vimeo.

Mason Williams has lots of tools much like many high draft selections. What makes him quite different is his feel at the plate. Williams shows an ability to extend at-bats and get hits on pitcher's pitches. Most young hitters are relying on pure mistakes from equally inexperienced pitchers. Williams has success because of remarkable hand-eye coordination and ability to recognize breaking pitches. He has a short, compact swing and consistently stays inside the baseball.

Making contact will not be a long term issue for him. He has true plus speed and it reflects in his style at the plate. He knows how to spin on a mistake but focuses on hitting line drives and keeping the ball on the ground. His routes in the outfield also appear to be a strength. But, this is a young player with a knack at the plate like we see from hitters like Ichiro Suzuki and Derek Jeter. That's not to say he's on that level but given his style at the plate and advanced ability against secondary pitches he looks like someone who could hit .300 with fringe-average big league power. He also has a ways to go in his physical development and may get significantly stronger and more refined mechanically as he matures.

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