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FSL Scouting Scores: Peyton Williams-Blue Jays

Welcome to the 2nd FSL Scouting Scores, where we take a look at Blue Jays 1B minor league prospect Peyton Williams.

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Williams, a 2022 7th round selection by the Blue Jays from Iowa, is in his 2nd season with the organization; however, it is his first full season.

“P-Willy,” in 59 games, has a.254 batting average, 7 homers, 39 RBIs, and a.759 OPS throughout the start of his minor league career; however, the start to his 2023 season has been hot, as he currently sits with 5 homers on the year and above a.250 average.

For the Iowa native, Williams is a power-hitting lefty who relies more on his bat than he does on the basepaths. He can steal a bag or two on occasion.

Batting

Score: 6

Although there is still some room for improvement, Peyton Williams has been showing that he can be a solid power threat for the Jays organization.

Williams has shown to be a patient hitter at the plate, especially over the past few weeks when he has at least one walk in each game.

However, on the contrary, Williams does have strikeout numbers that you could say could be tweaked, but being a power hitter, it is something that is quite common.

Williams is that type of hitter who “lives by the sword and dies by the sword,” and although there is room for improvement, he is developing steadily in his first full season of pro ball.

Fielding

Score: 5

Williams is an average fielder.

Although he is a first baseman, he does make nice defensive stops over at the right-side hot corner, but he isn’t a defensive gem.

He is an average defender, solid but not incredible, but again, with development, Williams could be a pretty solid defender at first base in the future.

Baserunning

Score: 3

Due to Williams build and frame, Williams is not a true threat on the base paths, which is why I put his ranking at 3.

Although he can be thrifty and steal a bag or two, Williams is just not the type of player to be stealing bags on a consistent basis.

His bread and butter is the ability to use his bat to hit for power and grab those homers for the Jays, which is what makes him lethal offensively.

Development

Score: 4.6

While the score may seem low, P-Willy has time to develop in all aspects of his game.

Williams is actually a solid defender and has an improving bat that, with a few tweaks, could make him a very good first baseman in baseball; however, he just needs that time in the field to continue to work on his game in order to get to that point.

Being in the Jays organization, he is surrounded by players similar to him who share similar characteristics to his game. being that many of the Jays players are power threats at the dish.

Williams has similar attributes to Guererro Jr., although maybe not the same hype.

It will be very interesting to see if he can develop his game over the coming months and solidify himself as a solid first baseman.

 

Dylan was born in Tampa, FL, and is the Founder of The FLow Show, a podcast that covers all things baseball in FL. He also is a current Play-By-Play Announcer for PHSC Baseball and works for the Toronto/Dunedin Blue Jays as a Scoreboard and Music Operator for the team. His favorite teams he roots for are the Blue Jays, Phillies, and Rays and his favorite player is Vladmir Gurrero Jr.

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