Jump to content
Tony-OH

Time to Give CF Mason Williams a spot and DFA Rickard

Recommended Posts

Norfolk CF Mason Williams, 27, has slashed .289/.325/.396/.721 on 200 MLB PAs. He was once a top 100 prospect. He's batting .328 (21-for-61) since April 10th. Joey Rickard, 28, has slashed .244/.295/.371/.666 in 893 MLB PAs. Maybe it's time to give Williams a look in CF?

We know that Rickard is not part of the future, and Williams may not be either, but Williams is younger and has actually peformed better when given a chance in the majors.

Career Stats (Williams has 200 MLB PAs, Rickard has 893)

Exit Velocity
Williams: 86.1
Rickard: 83.4 (83.2 in 2019, bottom 5% of league)

xBA
Williams: .249
Rickard: .228 (.179 in 2019, bottom 3% of league)

xSLG
Williams: .346
Rickard: .330 (.273 in 2019, bottom 5% of league)

Spring Speed:
Rickard: 28.4 ft/sec 85% percentile of league
Williams: 27.7 (2018) 67% percentile of league

Williams was a neutral fielder in the outfielder last year meaning he won't kill you or help you all that much. Rickard is a slightly above neutral outfielder.

Basically Rickard is a little faster, a hair better defensively, but Williams looks like the better hitter overall.

I think it's time to give Williams a shot.

BTW, after his 0-for-4 tonight, Mullins is batting .250 now in Norfolk. He's 1-for his last-13.

 

  • Upvote 1
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am so ready for someone other than watching Rickard every day. When we start a rally and you see Rickard, Wilkerson and Martin coming up I don't really expect us to score. Martin I can handle watching for now but I really have seen enough of  Rickard. I would also like to see more of Santander.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Tony-OH said:

Norfolk CF Mason Williams, 27, has slashed .289/.325/.396/.721 on 200 MLB PAs. He was once a top 100 prospect. He's batting .328 (21-for-61) since April 10th. Joey Rickard, 28, has slashed .244/.295/.371/.666 in 893 MLB PAs. Maybe it's time to give Williams a look in CF?

We know that Rickard is not part of the future, and Williams may not be either, but Williams is younger and has actually peformed better when given a chance in the majors.

Career Stats (Williams has 200 MLB PAs, Rickard has 893)

Exit Velocity
Williams: 86.1
Rickard: 83.4 (83.2 in 2019, bottom 5% of league)

xBA
Williams: .249
Rickard: .228 (.179 in 2019, bottom 3% of league)

xSLG
Williams: .346
Rickard: .330 (.273 in 2019, bottom 5% of league)

Spring Speed:
Rickard: 28.4 ft/sec 85% percentile of league
Williams: 27.7 (2018) 67% percentile of league

Williams was a neutral fielder in the outfielder last year meaning he won't kill you or help you all that much. Rickard is a slightly above neutral outfielder.

Basically Rickard is a little faster, a hair better defensively, but Williams looks like the better hitter overall.

I think it's time to give Williams a shot.

BTW, after his 0-for-4 tonight, Mullins is batting .250 now in Norfolk. He's 1-for his last-13.

 

I was waiting for you to state this.. I have struggled watching this kid and seeing the same subpar results. 900 AB's 3 to 1 K's over Walks and 17 SB's over that period of time. Too many holes in his swing. Joey is a AAAA player period. I could see three or four organizational prospects that are better suited than he is with this current team. I thought Jackson, the rule five player that came north with the OpeningDay team was much better.. Oh well. 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, webbrick2010 said:

What is Williams arm like

I'm dying to have at least one OF'er with a plus arm

Looks at least solid average to me on this throw.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From some very old scouting reports I read, his arm is considered above average.   From available major and minor league stats, it’s hard to tell.  

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree except I would keep Rickard as the 4th OF and go back to a 4-man bench:

  1. DFA Rogers or Ortiz (or Karns to 60-day), select Williams
  2. Option Yefry, who has only pitched once since coming up, and add Williams
  3. Bench is Wynns, Rickard, Wilkerson, Alberto
  4. Rickard goes back to spelling people in all 3 OF positions

The other reason I opt to keep Rickard is simply because within the organization there is only really Mullins who is an option to come up and play CF until Hays is ready. 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't really know much of anything about Williams, but his AA and AAA hitting numbers aren't even close to Rickard's.  Last year in AAA Rickard out-OPS'd his teammates by 100 points, Williams by 33.  And Norfolk was a better team than Louisville.

If you ignore that one is slumping in the majors and one is hitting reasonably well in AAA, I can't see half a win's difference between them.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, interloper said:

I agree except I would keep Rickard as the 4th OF and go back to a 4-man bench:

  1. DFA Rogers or Ortiz (or Karns to 60-day), select Williams
  2. Option Yefry, who has only pitched once since coming up, and add Williams
  3. Bench is Wynns, Rickard, Wilkerson, Alberto
  4. Rickard goes back to spelling people in all 3 OF positions

The other reason I opt to keep Rickard is simply because within the organization there is only really Mullins who is an option to come up and play CF until Hays is ready. 

It's a reasonable idea to keep Rickard around due to a lack of depth in major league CF options, but at some point they need to cut bait. Joey had a nice run, but the key is giving Williams a long look in center this year. Williams may end up being another Rickard, but he's got a better pedigree and is younger, so why not?

 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, DrungoHazewood said:

I don't really know much of anything about Williams, but his AA and AAA hitting numbers aren't even close to Rickard's.  Last year in AAA Rickard out-OPS'd his teammates by 100 points, Williams by 33.

If you ignore that one is slumping in the majors and one is hitting reasonably well in AAA, I can't see half a win's difference between them.

There may not be a half win difference between them, but what we do know is who Rickard is at the major league level and not Williams. In a year where we need to find out, there's no reason not to give Williams a shot. 

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

It's a reasonable idea to keep Rickard around due to a lack of depth in major league CF options, but at some point they need to cut bait. Joey had a nice run, but the key is giving Williams a long look in center this year. Williams may end up being another Rickard, but he's got a better pedigree and is younger, so why not?

 

None of these guys are the real future Outfield options in 3 years.

Right now, these guys are just holding spots, until they can draft/sign better players.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, Redskins Rick said:

None of these guys are the real future Outfield options in 3 years.

Right now, these guys are just holding spots, until they can draft/sign better players.

This is where I am.  Rickard vs. Mason Williams is a shoulder shrug.  The only thing they'd be considered for in a few years is a backup spot.  Tony's not wrong when he says we should take a look at Williams but I find the battle between the two a snorefest.  

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yea at this point I'm basically just not paying attention to what's going on in CF and counting down the days until Hays is actually playing games again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Moose Milligan said:

This is where I am.  Rickard vs. Mason Williams is a shoulder shrug.  The only thing they'd be considered for in a few years is a backup spot.  Tony's not wrong when he says we should take a look at Williams but I find the battle between the two a snorefest.  

This entire year will be a snoozefest if you keep that attitude. Haha

We gotta talk about something. 

  • Haha 2
  • Confused 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


Orioles Information


Orioles News and Information

Daily Organizational Boxscores

News

Tony's Takes

Orioles Prospect Information

2018 End of Season Top 30 Prospects List

Prospect Scouting Reports

Statistics

2019 Spring Training Stats

Baseball Savant Stats

Minor League Stats







  • Posts

    • Yeah, it's 84. 50 (base) + 22 (22 outs) + 6 (completed 5th, 6th, and 7th innings) + 10 (strikeouts) - 2 (for 1 hit) - 2 (for 2 BB). 
    • Strikeouts count for a lot in game score.   Personally I’d prefer a complete game shutout with fewer K’s to a 7.1 inning shutout with 10 K’s, but I’m certainly not complaining about Wojo’s outing.   Edit: Just saw BarclaySouthway’s post indicating the game score was 84, not 94.     That seems more likely.  
    • Yeah, that's weird because Wojciechowski's game log has yesterday's outing as a game score of 84. Link That was a great performance, but 9th all time while only going 7 1/3 just doesn't sound right to me.
    • Absolutely.   I thought during the game I heard Gary Thorne say something about New York, though I may not have heard correctly.
    • You very clearly stated her value was her looks and not her intellectual contributions to the broadcast which probably says more about you than it does about her.  Best of luck to Sara. 
    • Hunter interviewed her on the radio pregame, and she said that she was not yet able to reveal what her next job would be but she would be soon. So this looks more like she is leaving for another opportunity then MASN getting rid of her.
    • Game 98, July 21 There were some excellent defensive plays in yesterday’s one hitter, four of which I’ll mention here. - With nobody out and a runner on 1st in the 6th inning, Chris Davis gloved a hard-hit ball over the bag, stepped on the edge facing home plate, took one more step towards home as he pivoted, and fired a strike to 2B that allowed Villar to apply the tag and complete a DP.  Davis has always been very good at feeds to 2B and this was a good example. - With Givens in the game in the 9th, Devers laced a rising liner to RF that Mancini went back on and almost misjudged it but he leaped and made a nice outstretched catch. - The next hitter hit a ball in the RCF gap but Wilkerson raced over and made a nice backhand catch while running pretty much full speed. - The final hitter of the game hit a ground ball in the 1B/2B hole, but Chris Davis made a diving stop and an accurate flip to Givens, who hustled over to cover 1B on the play.    The defense was in a RH pull shift, so Davis was about halfway between 1st and 2nd when he made the stop.    The stop, the accurate throw from his knees at that distance, and Given’s presence of mind to get to 1B on a ball hit that far towards 2B were all very impressive.    
  • Popular Contributors

×
×
  • Create New...