In what began as a very close race, Nick Williams pulled away only to watch Jake Thompson close late. Williams posted a 228-218 victory as the organization’s #2 prospect. Williams received 44.7% of the over 500 votes cast. Thompson received 42.7% of the vote.
Williams posted a combined .303/.354/.491/.845 in 2015 that was bolstered by his .320/.340/.536/.876 in Reading. Williams exhibits power to all fields. But he is a free swinger who doesn’t walk much. However, he lowered his 2014 K% from 30.97% to 20.4% in 2015.
Williams 10 vote victory is the closest vote we’ve had since Odubel Herrera edged Aaron Altherr for #15 last year. Herrera edged Altherr 66 to 61 with 23% of the vote. The closest top ten vote we’ve had was between Aaron Nola and Maikel Franco for #2 last year. In that vote Nola garnered 203 votes (47%) to Franco’s 189 (44%).
Next up is your section for the #3 prospect in the organization.