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Trevor Williams (baseball)

Trevor Anthony Williams (born April 25, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Trevor Williams
Trevor Williams on April 15, 2017 (cropped).jpg
Williams with the Pirates in 2017
Pittsburgh Pirates – No. 34
Pitcher
Born: (1992-04-25) April 25, 1992 (age 27)
San Diego, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 7, 2016, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record29–29
Earned run average4.22
Strikeouts367
Teams

CareerEdit

After graduating from Rancho Bernardo High School, Williams played college baseball at Arizona State University for the Sun Devils from 2011 to 2013.[1][2][3] He started 38 games during his career, going 18–8 with a 2.98 earned run average (ERA). In 2012, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[4]

Williams was drafted by the Miami Marlins in the second round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft.[5][6] He made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Marlins and also played for the Batavia Muckdogs and Greensboro Grasshoppers that year. In 12 starts between the three teams he was 0–2 with a 2.38 ERA. Williams started 2014 with the Jupiter Hammerheads, earning Florida State League All-Star honors, and was promoted to the Jacksonville Suns in August.[7][8] In 26 games started between both clubs he compiled an 8–7 record and 3.13 ERA. In 2015, Williams played for both Jacksonville and the New Orleans Zephyrs, pitching to a 7–10 record and 3.85 ERA in 25 games (24 starts).

On October 24, 2015, the Marlins traded Williams to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Richard Mitchell as compensation for the Marlins hiring Jim Benedict from the Pirates as their new vice president of pitching development.[9][10] He spent 2016 with the Indianapolis Indians where he was 9–6 with a 2.53 ERA in twenty games (19 starts).[11]

Williams was promoted to the Major Leagues for September call ups in 2016.[12] In ​12 23 innings pitched for the Pirates, he was 1–1 with a 7.82 ERA.

Williams began 2017 with Pittsburgh as a member of their bullpen.[13] As the season progressed, he was eventually moved into the starting rotation.[14] In 31 games (25 starts) for the Pirates, he compiled a 7–9 record with a 4.07 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. He began 2018 as a member of Pittburgh's starting rotation. Williams posted a career year, finishing with an ERA of 3.11 in 31 starts, ending the season with a record of 14-10 in ​170 23 innings.

Personal lifeEdit

In November 2014, Williams, a devout Catholic[15], married his wife, Jackie.[16] Their son was born in 2015,[17] and their adopted daughter was born in July 2019.[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Arizona State baseball's Trevor Williams showing improvement despite record". azcentral.com. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "ASU Ace Trevor Williams "Blocking Out Draft", Setting Mind on Omaha". The Sports Journal. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  3. ^ "Go Fish! ASU's Trevor Williams on getting drafted and the future of Sun Devil baseball". KTVK azfamily.com. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  4. ^ "Trevor Williams - Profile". pointstreak.com. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "Williams brings raw potential to Marlins organization". Miami Marlins. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  6. ^ "Miami Marlins take ASU's Trevor Williams in 2nd round". azcentral.com. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  7. ^ "Trevor Williams: ace of the Hammerheads pitchers". TCP. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  8. ^ "Trevor Williams Promoted to Jacksonville". Tales From Bragan Field. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  9. ^ "Pirates acquire righty Trevor Williams". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
  10. ^ Fox Sports. "Miami Marlins Jim Benedict pitcher whisperer in front office". FOX Sports. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
  11. ^ "Trevor Williams Stats, Highlights, Bio – MiLB.com Stats – The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  12. ^ Sawchik, Travis. "Pirates notebook: Four players called up, including pitcher Glasnow". TribLIVE.com.
  13. ^ "Pirates' Trevor Williams: Off to good start in 2017". CBSSports.com.
  14. ^ "Trevor Williams bolsters Pirates' rotation". MLB.com.
  15. ^ "Faith Not Accidental for Pittsburgh Pirates' Pitcher". National Catholic Register. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
  16. ^ "Pittsburgh Pirates Hidden Heroes: Jackie Williams - The Sports Daily". thesportsdaily.com.
  17. ^ "'A moment for all of us' gets even better". MLB.com.
  18. ^ https://twitter.com/MeLlamoTrevor/status/1148304020886495232

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