JUSTIN WILLIAMS

HOMETOWN: Houma, LA

DATE OF BIRTH: August 20, 1995

POSITION: Outfielder

TEAM: Tampa Bay Rays Minor League System

 

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Williams has a career batting average of .308 in five minor league seasons
  • Spent the 2017 season with AA Montgomery, batting .301 with 14 home runs and 38 extra base hits in 96 games
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Williams in the second round of the 2013 MLB Draft
  • Williams won the Home Run Derby at the Perfect Game Showcase at PETCO Park and the Under Armour Showcase at Wrigley Field in 2012

AWARDS:

  • MiLB.com Organization All-Star (2014, 2017)
  • Baseball America Double-A All-Star (2017)
  • MiLB.com SOU Player of the Month (August 2017)
  • Post-season All-Star (2013, 2014, 2017)
  • Player of the Week (August 2014)
  • Rawlings first team All-American (2013)
  • org and Under Armour All-American (2012)

OFF THE FIELD HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Williams is an advocate for breast cancer awareness
  • In his free time, Williams enjoys fishing, hunting and fashion
  • Williams has a tattoo of a lion on his chest symbolizing the heart of a lion

MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS:

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