The first of the major prospects to receive a call-up in 2017 Nick Williams’ early success has been muted by Hoskins’ arrival. Hitting a strong .286 with 11 home runs Williams’ is flashing the five-tool talent Philadelphia saw when they acquired him.
It’s likely Williams is one of two starting corner outfielders of the future thanks to his raw tools, and his addition alone could deem the Cole Hamels trade a success. After strikeouts and personality concerns popped up last year the future of Williams’ in the majors was a major question.
He’s a likable guy who clearly gets along with teammates in the clubhouse, and his nicknames for Hoskins bode well with the fans.