Devin Williams Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 165 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/21/1994 (27)
Devin Williams Season Stats
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Devin Williams News
Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Devin Williams was asked to take the ball in the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Reds. The right-hander struck out two batters in what was a perfect ninth inning. This save notched Williams' fifth of the season as closer Josh Hader remains on the paternity leave list. The expectation is that Hader will be back after Sunday's contest. Otherwise, Williams could see more saves coming his way, assuming Hader misses more time. This season, Williams has five saves and 15 holds and is one of the best relievers in baseball.
Entering the Milwaukee Brewers weekend series with the San Diego Padres, reliever Devin Williams has gone nine consecutive appearances without giving up a run while allowing four hits, two walks and striking out 16 batters. Williams' numbers are impressive in 2022 -- he ranks in the 99th percentile in whiff rate, the 99th percentile in strikeout rate and the 75th percentile in chase rate. Williams is striking out 40.2% of batters that he faces in 2022 while allowing just an average exit velocity of 82.8 mph. For leagues with deeper rosters, Williams is a worthy addition as a free agent. With closer Josh Hader around, Williams' value decreases without consistent save opportunities.
Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Devin Williams picked up his second save of the season in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Reds. Williams entered the game to pitch the ninth inning with a three-run lead and pitched a 1-2-3 inning with a strikeout. The team's closer, Josh Hader (back) was unavailable due to back spasms and is considered day-to-day. Williams has been a solid reliever in the past and has now converted both of his save opportunities with a 3.86 ERA, 17 strikeouts, and eight walks in 9 1/3 innings pitched. Williams will gain fantasy value if Hader ends up missing any time.
There were no relief pitchers better than Milwaukee Brewers rookieDevin Williams in 2020. In 27 innings, he gave up just one earned run while striking out 53 batters and walking nine. That was good for a 0.33 ERA, a 0.63 WHIP and a 53% strikeout rate. It is nearly impossible to keep ratios that great for a full season, so regression has to be expected going into his sophomore season. Even if we assume that he will continue to be the best reliever in the game, his fantasy contributions are really limited by the lack of saves. It is not like he has a real chance to earn a closer role, either, unless the Brew Crew trade incumbent closerJosh Hader, who is a top-five reliever in the game. Williams' value depends on your league setup, but in standard leagues without holds, fantasy managers shouldn't overvalue him because of his insane ratios in his rookie campaign.