11/14/18 Scottsdale, AZ
There’s a reason the Arizona Fall League is called the “Hidden Gem” of baseball. Tickets are cheap, seats are plentiful, and the weather is beautiful. Meanwhile, some of baseball’s best players of the future are featured day in and day out. Each MLB organization sends a certain amount of players for about six weeks of extra work, and the reasons range: some have lost time due to injury or suspension, others are there to get a few more weeks of practice in on a specific skill, and a few are there to sub for players removed from the roster.
Sideline Sass MiLB correspondant Ally Williams caught up with San Francisco Giants prospect Garrett Williams, a left-handed pitcher from Oklahoma State University.
Williams finished his time in Arizona with a 3-0 record and 1.88 ERA. After a tough season in Richmond that included moving from the rotation to the bullpen, Williams was back in a starting role with the Scottsdale Scorpions. In his six starts, he struck out 27 while walking 11. Williams also posted a zero earned run average in his 7.2 innings against lefties.
Check out what he has to say about the magical Fall League and his progress.