Trevor Williams (baseball)
Williams with the Pirates in 2017
|Pittsburgh Pirates – No. 34|
|Born: April 25, 1992|
San Diego, California
|September 7, 2016, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2019 season)
|Earned run average||4.22|
After graduating from Rancho Bernardo High School, Williams played college baseball at Arizona State University for the Sun Devils from 2011 to 2013. 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.
Williams was drafted by the Miami Marlins in the second round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft. 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. 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. He spent 2016 with the Indianapolis Indians where he was 9–6 with a 2.53 ERA in twenty games (19 starts).
Williams was promoted to the Major Leagues for September call ups in 2016. In 12 2⁄3 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. As the season progressed, he was eventually moved into the starting rotation. 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 2⁄3 innings.
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