John Sickels, SB Nation
Justin Williams has the most power of any high school draft prospect for 2013.
2013 Baseball Draft Scouting Report: Justin Williams
High School Senior
Birthdate: 8/20/95 Age at Draft: 17.93
Williams is a 6’3", 215 pound OF. He has played SS on his HS team and could get a shot at playing the hot corner at the next level but I think he is destined for a corner OF spot. He is a good but not elite athlete.
Williams looks like a future middle of the order hitter. He is physically developed already, so his body will need to be watched so he doesn’t outgrow the higher value defensive positions. His arm is very good. His throwing mechanics are a little rough but nothing to cause concern. It is strong enough for 3B or RF and would be an asset wherever he plays as long as the release doesn’t get too long.
With the lack of power available this year, I have a hard time seeing Williams slide out of the top 15 and could go in the top 5. If he doesn’t sign, he is a Louisiana State commit.