Photo: Perfect Game

Draft Focus: Justin Williams

Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
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
2016 MLB Draft: Raw Draft Order
With the end of the 2015 Major League Baseball regular season the raw draft order for the 2016 MLB Draft has been determined ... READ 
2015 Year in Review: MLB Draft
Perfect Game's College Player of the Year Dansby Swanson became the first college shortstop to be selected first overall sinc... READ 
2016 MLB Draft: Top 100 JUCO
We wrap up our updated draft lists with an expanded junior college top prospect list, now 100 deep, with San Jacinto lefthand... READ 
Most Viewed Related Articles
2016 MLB Draft: Top 150 College
The progression of 2012 PG All-American A.J. Puk during his years playing for the Florida Gators has allowed him to emerge as... READ 
2016 MLB Draft: Top 250 Prospects
We continue to update our draft lists this time turning to the top 250 overall eligible for the 2016 MLB Draft with prep left... READ 
2016 MLB Draft: Raw Draft Order
With the end of the 2015 Major League Baseball regular season the raw draft order for the 2016 MLB Draft has been determined ... READ 
 



Keywords in this article
       Player Profile Page    Event Page
What's Happening
About Perfect Game :: Contact us :: Site Map
Copyright 1994-2016 by Perfect Game. All rights reserved. No portion of this information may be reprinted or reproduced without the written consent of Perfect Game.