Devin Williams Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 192 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/21/1994 (29)
Devin Williams Season Stats
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Milwaukee Brewers closer Devin Williams tossed a perfect ninth inning to secure a 4-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Thursday. Williams now has three perfect outings in a row after going through a tough two-game stretch where he allowed two runs and blew a save. There were never any real concerns with the 28-year-old, though, as he has pitched to a sparkling 1.65 ERA and 0.91 WHIP with 79 strikeouts over 54 IP this season while converting 34 of his 38 save opportunities. He is a top-five closer and will be drafted that way next year.
Milwaukee Brewers closer Devin Williams sealed the deal against the Padres during the ninth inning on Saturday, safeguarding a narrow one-run advantage to secure his 31st save in 2023. The 28-year-old right-handed hurler effortlessly controlled the inning, forcing San Diego's Ben Gamel to ground out to second base and fanning Garrett Cooper and Gary Sanchez with swinging third strikes. Williams has been exceptional this season, posting a remarkable 1.46 ERA and an excellent 0.93 WHIP while striking out 74 batters in 49/1 frames.
Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Devin Williams was called upon to hold a five-run lead versus the Texas Rangers on Sunday. The right-hander was tasked with coming in with two runners on and two outs in the ninth inning. Williams needed only three pitches to get Nathaniel Lowe to line out to left field for the final out of the game. As a result, Williams recorded his 30th save of the season in this victory over Texas. He holds a brilliant 1.52 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 70/22 K/BB ratio through 47 1/3 innings this season.
Devin Williams has been arguably the best setup man in baseball for some time. When the Brewers traded away Josh Hader last Summer, Williams was able to settle in as the main closer and is set to have that role all to himself in 2023. In 2022, Williams had a career-high 60.2 IP with a 6-4 W-L record, 1.93 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 15 saves and 96 Ks. According to Statcast, Williams ranked first in xBA, xSLG and Barrel% in 2022 so there was nothing flukey about what he did last year. Since debuting in 2019, there has been 334 pitchers with at least 150 IP and only Hader and Edwin Diaz have a better K% than Williams (39.5%). You can look at his 12.5% BB% (fourth percentile) last year and be concerned but his ridiculous strikeout numbers and lack of quality contact he offers up will mitigate that. If you consider Williams has a 12.4% K% over the last two seasons yet still has a 2.20 ERA, 2.62 xFIP and 2.66 SIERA in that span, the walks should not put you off from drafting Williams. He's being taken as the sixth relief pitcher in drafts with an ADP of ~51 but it wouldn't come as a surprise if he ended the season as a top-3 closer and possibly end 2023 as the number one reliever in fantasy.