The Nationals have agreed to a minor league contract with outfielder Mac Williamson, tweets USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. He’ll be in Major League camp this spring and would earn a modest $700K salary if he makes the big league club. He’s represented by CAA Sports.
For years, the Giants hoped that Williamson, now 29, would eventually seize an everyday spot in an outfield corner. But despite a strong Triple-A track record and some occasional flashes of potential, Williamson mustered a tepid .203/.282/.348 line with 17 homers, 10 doubles and a triple in 483 plate appearances over the life of 160 MLB games. Williamson didn’t get a prolonged opportunity at regular at-bats in San Francisco or in Seattle after the Mariners picked him up, and it seems unlikely that he’ll have such an opportunity in a crowded Nationals outfield.
Juan Soto, Victor Robles and Adam Eaton comprise a strong starting unit in D.C., while Michael A. Taylor and Andrew Stevenson are on hand as reserve options. Newly signed slugger Eric Thames, too, has corner outfield experience.
The Nationals’ upper-level outfield depth is rather thin, however, which also prompted the club to pick up center fielder Carlos Tocci on a minor league arrangement. If Williamson isn’t able to crack the roster as a bench bat, he could head to Fresno as a depth option in Triple-A, where he’s a career .265/.343/.487 hitter in 1156 plate appearances.
Not much to read here. *skips out the door*
See AAAA in the baseball dictionary
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The hospital will provide dictionaries , bring a thesaurus
After starring in the PCL, MAC came up and was super for a week. He then fell in the bullpen and hit his head causing a concussion. Never the same after that. Feel for the guy.
He doesnt suck because of the fall. Tho it was pretty scary. Hes just not that good.
This is correct. He’s not a big league player
Well I tried to tell you so (yes, I did)
But I guess you didn’t know
As I said the story goes
Now I’m back in The Show
‘Cause I knew it from the start
When the Giants broke my heart
That I had to come again
And show you that I’m real
Return of the Mac (come on)
Return of the Mac (oh my God)
You know that I’ll be back (here I am)
Return of the Mac (once again)
Very awesome haha
Thank you for your service.
Should go play in Japan
.736 ops over 40 games in Korea last year.
Interesting note: his teammate in Korea, Darin Ruf, has been absolutely mashing there for the last three seasons.
I miss Darin Ruf. Wish he had made it here…..
Darin Ruf had some of the worst platoon splits of any major leaguer in the last 10 years. Career 833PA .206/.274/.369 vs RHP, .299/.379/.542 vs LHP.
If it had been the other way around he’d still be an MLB regular.
The Nationals missed the news about downsizing the minor league system. It seems like they’ve signed an entire team in the last month or so.
Any downsizing, if it occurs, will not take place in the upcoming season.
I count six players: Guerra, Abad, Hernandez, Eppler, Williamson, and Tocci. That seems like a normal amount to me.
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The Mac is back doin good and lookin fly
very nice depth piece, he’s struck me as the type of player who’d go to Tampa or Arizona and catch fire.
It wouldn’t surprise me to see this guy hit 12 homers in a single month, and then slump his way out of a spot in the following 2 weeks. I watched him hit some balls so hard to right center field I stood up from my couch at home. Maybe he can play for the Astros and finally start laying off the sliders (if you know what I’m getting at).