Devin Williams Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 165 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/21/1994 (26)
Devin Williams Season Stats
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Devin Williams News
Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Devin Williams was tagged with his third blown save of the season on Thursday, as he allowed two runs on three hits and one walk over one inning in a 6-5 win over the Padres. While still putting up good numbers overall this year, he hasn't repeated the success of his 2020 campaign just yet, as he has a 4.42 ERA and 1.36 WHIP this season. His big problem this year is he has been more hittable and is walking way more batters. He's nearly doubled his barrel rate this year, posting an 11.1 percent rate in 20 appearances after recording a 5.6 percent rate in 22 games in 2020, but more importantly his walk rate has shot up from nine percent to 14.7 percent. He's still putting up value with seven holds and a 36 percent strikeout rate, but it's looking like he might not live up to the expectations managers had for him this year.
Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Devin Williams got off to a rough start to the 2021 season. Over 9 2/3 innings in April, he allowed seven hits, eight walks and five earned runs, resulting in an ugly 4.66 ERA. Through May so far, he's made some strides. He's pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed three hits, three walks and two earned runs, good for a 3.18 ERA. Williams has a 15.9% walk rate on the year, which ranks him in the bottom 6% of the league. His strikeout rate is down from 53% last year to just 31.9% this year and his barrel rate is up from 5.6% last year to 11.4% this year. Williams was so phenomenal in 2020 that fantasy managers should try to remain patient, but if he continues to struggle with walks and keeps allowing runs to score, he'll be a drop candidate in many leagues.
Milwaukee Brewers shutdown reliever Devin Williams picked up his first decision of the year getting the victory in the Brewers 4-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Williams started the season off slow, but he has now only allowed one earned run across his past 8 1/3 innings spanning nine appearances. The changeup specialist has nine strikeouts over this span as well, and appears to have returned back to his unhittable 2020 form. Last year seems like forever ago, but it's worth reminding that Williams allowed only one earned run across 27 innings while striking out 53. Josh Hader is the clear closer in Milwaukee, but Devin Williams still needs to be rostered in all formats even with his mediocre full season 3.86 ERA and 1.29 WHIP. With the upcoming series against the likes of the Braves, Royals, and Reds, look for these recent numbers to continue.
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.