Not a member yet?
Subscribe Now!



Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
Draft Focus: Justin Williams
David Rawnsley        
Published: Thursday, January 31, 2013

Every weekday leading up to the 2013 MLB Draft, Perfect Game will be providing a scouting profile on a notable draft-eligible prospect.  Stay tuned to Perfect Game and be sure to visit the Draft Page for all of the latest info and reports pertaining to the draft.



Justin Williams Perfect Game profile

Position:  OF
Height:  6-3
Weight:  215
Bats/Throws:  L-R
Birthdate:  Aug. 20, 1995
High School:  Terrebonne
City, State:  Houma, La.
Travel Team:  Marucci Elite
Commitment:  Louisiana State
Projected Draft Round:  1

It’s often said that one of the issues that baseball faces looking into the future is that so many of the best young athletes, and especially the best young African-American athletes, choose to play other sports, in particular football. Louisiana native Justin Williams, currently ranked fourth in the Perfect Game 2013 class rankings, doesn’t fit into that mold.

Williams is perhaps the most physically impressive of the top 2013 prospects. He has a chiseled 6-foot-3, 215-pound build and was nationally ranked by football recruiting services as a wide receiver until he gave up football after his junior year to concentrate on baseball. It’s easy to see Williams as a dynamic strong safety or outside linebacker on the football field at the next level, but thankfully for baseball that won’t happen.


This is Insider Level content. You must be a subscriber to read the rest. Want to read more???

Click here for subscription info!



(Already a member? Just log in at the top of the page.)
Recent Related Articles
NCAA Division I Rules
Rick Allen of Informed Athlete provides valuable insight on some of the rules regarding agents and MLB tryouts for players to... READ 
MLB Draft Prospects: 401-500
We wrap up the top 500 prospect series of those eligible for the 2015 MLB Draft with a look at the players ranked 401-500, wh... READ 
MLB Draft Pack: May 21
Michael Matuella's injury situation makes him one of the biggest wildcards in this year's draft, and he's one of 8 draft-elig... READ 
Most Viewed Related Articles
Top 100 MLB Draft Prospects
As the 2015 MLB Draft approaches we provide an updated list of the top 100 draft-eligible prospects with PG All-American shor... READ 
2015 MLB Mock Draft Version 1
While the Arizona Diamondbacks are doing their homework on just about every and any player that could go No. 1 overall, it's ... READ 
MLB Draft Prospects: 1-100
2014 PG All-American Brendan Rodgers continues to hold onto his position as the No. 1 prospect eligible for the 2015 MLB Draf... READ 
 



Keywords in this article
       Player Profile Page    Event Page