Mac Williamson | OF, 23 yo, 6-5, 240, BR, TR | 2012 Draft – 3 | (A+) 136 G, 599 PA, .292/.375/.504, .879 OPS, 25 HR, 10 SB, 1 CS, 51 BB, 132 K
Mac burst onto the scene in Salem-Keizer after the Giants took him in the 3rd round of the 2012 draft, and he continued to excel in San Jose in his first full season as a pro. After a bit of a slow start in the season’s first couple months, he picked it up big time as spring turned to summer. He was probably the best hitter in all the Cal League during the second half, posting a .331/.408/.578 line with 16 HR.
Williamson is solidly built and very athletic, with enough speed and a strong arm to hold his own in a corner outfield position. He quietly swiped 10 bags this year, but it’s his powerful bat that will carry him to the majors, as he’s got some of the most power potential in the system. The Giants invited him to MLB spring training, so they obviously think highly of him. If he has a strong showing in Scottsdale and makes consistent contact this season in Richmond, Williamson could find himself on the fast track to the show.
They said it: “There is something about him that makes me sit up and take notice. Power. That’s what it is. I think Williamson will ultimately offer the Giants a commodity currently in short supply. Power. It’s a wonderful tool.” ~ Bernie Pleskoff, MLB.com
(Conner Penfold/Giant Potential)