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 tossed a scoreless 10th inning and picked up his third save of the season in Wednesday's victory over the Cardinals. Closer Josh Hader pitched the bottom of the ninth inning after the Brewers tied the game in the top of the frame, so Williams got a chance to close it out after the offense rallied for three runs in the 10th inning. Although he allowed the courtesy runner to score, that was the extent of the damages. Williams has allowed just one earned run since June 5th, and since that stretch began he has recorded five wins, three saves, a 0.38 ERA, and a 1.08 WHIP while posting a 38:9 K: BB over 24 innings. He's rounded into form quite nicely but remains limited in most leagues due to his usage.
Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Devin Williams closed out the team's 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday to earn his first save of the year. He pitched a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one walk and no hits while striking out two. The Brewers placed closer Josh Hader on the COVID-19-related injured list earlier this week. Hader tested positive for COVID-19 on August 2 and is required to be out a minimum of 10 days due to league protocols. While Hader is out, Williams should be the team's primary closer, making him a great waiver wire target for anyone in need of saves in the next week or so. Williams struggled out of the gate this year, but has since settled down. He has a 2.58 ERA and 1.28 WHIP to go along with an elite 37.8% strikeout rate on the year.
The Milwaukee Brewers activated relief pitcher Devin Williams (elbow) from the 10-day injured list on Tuesday and optioned left-hander Angel Perdomo to Triple-A Nashville in a corresponding move. Williams missed exactly 10 days on the injured list with minor right elbow discomfort, and he will return to being a key cog as a setup man in Milwaukee's bullpen ahead of closer Josh Hader. The 2020 National League Rookie of the Year is absolutely valuable in leagues that count holds and saves, as he sports a 2.97 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 36.1 percent strikeout rate in 33 1/3 innings pitched despite having zero career saves in his three seasons in the big leagues.
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.