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    Corey Williams

    Corey Williams, 6-1, 208, LHP, was the Twins 3rd round (117th overall) selection in the 2011 draft. Born on Independence Day, 1990, he signed (which was somewhat surprising to me) on July 27, 2011 for an above-slot 575K and was assigned to Elizabethton.

    As a redshirt-sophomore, Corey had leverage against the Twins and parlayed that into high 2nd-round money. Although his numbers weren't great in 2011, he was the most-trusted arm in Vanderbilt's College World Series team bullpen.

    You might ask, "How did he do in 2010?" Watch this (like half a million others have) and you'll find out how 2010 went. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nle8-1K-wTw. You'll also see why myself (and many others) believe he has a special toughness that makes him a special player.

    His 2011 stat line in the Appy league: 1-1, 3.86 ERA, 7 games, 11.2 IP, 12 H, 5 BB, 5 ER and 11 K.

    He's currently holding up the back-end of the Snappers bullpen with a low 90's fastball, a hard slider, a curveball and a change-up that is in its early stages. While starting isn't out of the realm of possibilities, I see him with a Glen Perkins-type of duty in the future.

    I'm extremely excited to get the opportunity to watch Corey pitch this weekend (hopefully!) as I make my annual trip to Beloit.

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    I decided to do some in-depth research and put my Excel wizardry to the test. What follows is a lot of pitching stats broken down. I will update this after Williams pitches.

    (Small sample size warning.)

    I'm a little brain-fried right now to make too much out of this, but one thing I did notice (that doesn't show up) is the abundance of 1-3 putouts: 3. That's out of 14 total, non-strikeout outs.

    I'm also going to add G0/FO to my spreadsheet and that will be reflected on the next update.

    So with that... enjoy! (And hopefully you find more enjoyment than most left-handed hitters find against Williams.)

    RH bat LH bat
    OPP BA
    0.222
    by RH/LH 0.263 0.125
    OPP OBP
    0.276
    by RH/LH 0.263 0.300
    OPP SLG
    0.333
    by RH/LH 0.421 0.125
    OPP OPS
    0.609
    by RH/LH 0.684 0.425
    BABIP
    0.300
    by RH/LH 0.313 0.250
    WHIP
    1.00
    by RH/LH 1.07 0.86
    K/9
    9.00
    by RH/LH 5.79 15.43
    DICE
    1.86
    by RH/LH 1.71 2.14
    ERA
    3.86
    RH bat LH bat TOTAL
    AT BATS 19 8 27
    HITS
    Total Hits 5 1 6
    INF 1B 1 0 1
    1B 2 1 3
    2B 1 0 1
    3B 1 0 1
    HR 0 0 0
    BB 0 1 1
    HBP 0 1 1
    IBB 0 0 0
    SAC 0 0 0
    OUTS 14 7 21
    STRIKEOUTS
    3 4 7

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    Very nice job!

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    Corey pitched the bottom of the 8th of a 6-1 loss tonight. He didn't have a great outing, although he retired all three batters he faced by strikeout (including a called 3rd strike against former college teammate Aaron Westlake, who argued the call and was promptly ejected). He was tagged for two extra base hits (his first two of the season against LH hitters) and we witness what happens when our sample size is so small, he has been otherwise dominant against LH hitters.

    RH bat LH bat
    BA
    0.250
    by RH/LH 0.238 0.273
    OBP
    0.333
    by RH/LH 0.273 0.429
    SLG
    0.469
    by RH/LH 0.381 0.636
    OPS
    0.802
    by RH/LH 0.654 1.065
    BABIP
    0.333
    by RH/LH 0.313 0.400
    WHIP
    1.25
    by RH/LH 0.94 1.88
    K/9
    11.25
    by RH/LH 8.44 16.88
    DICE
    3.63
    by RH/LH 1.69 7.50
    GO/FO
    2.50
    by RH/LH 1.75 3.00 <-no flyouts
    ERA
    5.63

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    Corey Williams closed out tonight's win for the Snappers. He faced 4 RH, striking out two, walking one and getting a fly out to RF, a common occurrence. It would seem that right-handed hitters aren't catching up to his fastball...?

    Tonight's performance brings his yearly stats to 0-1, 5.00 ERA, 12 K, 3 SV in 9 IP.

    RH bat LH bat
    OPP BA
    0.229
    by RH/LH 0.208 0.273
    OPP OBP
    0.325
    by RH/LH 0.269 0.429
    OPP SLG
    0.429
    by RH/LH 0.333 0.636
    OPP OPS
    0.754
    by RH/LH 0.603 1.065
    BABIP
    0.318
    by RH/LH 0.294 0.400
    WHIP
    1.22
    by RH/LH 0.95 1.88
    K/9
    12.00
    by RH/LH 9.95 16.88
    DICE
    3.44
    by RH/LH 1.74 7.50
    GO/FO
    2.00
    by RH/LH 1.40 3.00 <-no flyouts

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    Watched the Snappers lose to Dayton 7-3, but got a chance to talk with Corey Williams after the game.





    Big thanks to Corey Williams, my drunk brother cameraman, my other drunk brother's creepy hand in the background and the biggest thanks to Chrissy Scaffidi for helping me set this up.

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    Cool stuff! I met Corey in ST last month. Nice kid. Really good stuff, he can start and I bet he wants to start.
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    Great interview Jeremy!! Really enjoyed it!

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    Awesome work Jeremy! Love seeing this kind of stuff.

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    Awesome job man, thats too cool. Its a shame that Beloit, wisc. is really the only within real driving distance farm team from the area.

    I do think Corey could be a starter, but it'd be nice to try and develop another Perkins. 91-93 is plenty plenty on the heater.
    Top Twins prospects ? 1.Byron Buxton (OF-A+)
    2.Miguel Sano (3B-AA) 3.Alex Meyer (SP-AA) 4. Kohl Stewart (SP-RK) 5. Nick Gordon (SS-RK) 6. J.O. Berrios (P-A) 7. Josmil Pinto (C-AAA) 8. Eddie Rosario (2B-AA) 9. L. Thorpe (SP-RK) 10. Travis Harrison (3B-A) 11.Kennys Vargas (1B-A+) 12. Trevor May (SP-AA) 13. Jorge Polanco (2B-A) 14. Max Kepler (OF-A) 15. Miguel Sulbaran (SP-A) Just Missed:P Zach Jones, SS Aderlin Mejia, P Stephen Gonsalves, C Stuart Turner.

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    Thanks guys. I was pretty pumped. The break in videos was due to the radio guy talking so loud, so we actually talked to him for 10 minutes or so. He was telling us about how he was supposed to be on SportsNation after the YouTube play, but was drugged so heavily from pain meds that he fell asleep and missed five phone calls. He then showed us his enormous scar, which my brother had to take a picture of...

    He was a cool guy. It sounds like he wants to stay in the bullpen... I have the full inning he pitched on video and I'll upload it tonight, so you can judge for yourself if you like him in relief. You'll see him make a pretty good defensive play against the first guy he faced too.

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    true story. at least i didn't ask if i could touch it.
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    You can view the top of the 9th inning of Sunday's game here. I was trying to watch the game outside of the viewfinder, so you're not going to see the best quality video, but enough to get the point across.



    RH bat LH bat
    OPP BA 0.231
    by RH/LH 0.231 0.231
    OPP OBP 0.318
    by RH/LH 0.286 0.375
    OPP SLG 0.410
    by RH/LH 0.346 0.538
    OPP OPS 0.728
    by RH/LH 0.632 0.913
    BABIP 0.320
    by RH/LH 0.316 0.333
    WHIP 1.20
    by RH/LH 1.05 1.50
    K/9 11.70
    by RH/LH 9.45 16.20
    DICE 3.20
    by RH/LH 1.80 6.00
    GO/FO 1.83
    by RH/LH 1.17 4.00 <-no flyouts
    ERA 4.50

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    The newest "Get to know the Snappers" installment is up, and it's on Corey Williams. Check it out here: http://beloit.snappers.milb.com/news...=.jsp&sid=t554

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    The newest "Get to know the Snappers" installment is up, and it's on Corey Williams. Check it out here: http://beloit.snappers.milb.com/news...=.jsp&sid=t554

    You're killing me, Seth! :P

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    Corey Williams earned a 2-inning save tonight in the Snappers win. That's his 4th (organizational lead-tying) save. I'm not going to post the whole chart, but highlight some stats that stick out. (Remember, this is a 12-inning sample.)

    .200 opponent batting average
    1.08 WHIP
    11.25 combined K/9
    14.54 K/9 vs LH batters
    All of his non-K outs against lefties have come by groundball.

    Pretty impressive numbers!

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    Oliver Zapata can't touch Corey Williams.

    Swinging strike.
    Swinging strike.
    Swinging strike.

    And, with that one out, Corey Williams records save #5 in Beloit's 2-1 victory tonight.

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    My data stopped matching up with MiLB.com's, so I'll be using their info from here on out...

    Current stats:
    1-1, 3.57. 6 SV. 17.2 IP, 15 H, 9 BB. 20 K. OBA .224. 2.3 GO/FO.

    vs LHB:
    5.40 ERA. 5 IP, 3 ER, 3H, 4 BB, 7 K. .167 OBA. 8-0 GO:FO.

    VS RHB:
    2.84 ERA. 12.2 IP, 4 ER, 12 H, 5 BB, 13 K. .245 OBA. 1.50 GO/FO.

    Williams is getting most of the save opportunities, but has also started to get longer work in non-save ops. At his worst, he's a very good lefty/lefty match-up. At his best, he's striking out lots of batters - both right- and left-handed.

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    Williams picked up a three-inning save last night (his seventh). He registered his first two strikeouts in June, but also walked three. Total speculation, but if/when some of the college draftees sign and progress to Beloit, it wouldn't surprise me if Williams got a shot to move up to the Miracle bullpen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Nygaard View Post
    Williams picked up a three-inning save last night (his seventh). He registered his first two strikeouts in June, but also walked three. Total speculation, but if/when some of the college draftees sign and progress to Beloit, it wouldn't surprise me if Williams got a shot to move up to the Miracle bullpen.
    Yeah, I would hope he gets promoted as well.

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