Williams, 26, is perhaps best known for having the best two days a player making his big league debut could possibly have. In 2021 as a member of the Phillies, he broke into the big leagues and notched a pinch-hit triple in his debut. The next day, he hit a two-run walk-off homer to cap off his first start in the majors.
And that's been pretty much it for him.
Using more than just statistics and going with the old fashioned eye test, Williams doesn't seem to do anything at an above-average clip on a baseball diamond. He's a versatile defender who has lined up all over the infield and outfield in his time, but he doesn't look overly comfortable at any spot outside of first base or maybe second base.
The bat is just not there, either. His three-year career has seen him hit just three home runs, post a .238 average and 71 OPS+, and strike out in over 27% of his at-bats.
After being claimed off of waivers from the Marlins in November of last year, the Dodgers non-tendered Williams at the end of the season and re-signed him to a minor league contract in February. He had been tearing it up in Triple-A (.375 average in 14 games and 56 at-bats with two home runs and 13 RBI), but is not expected to play much of a role in the big leagues.