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Phillies 2015 3rd Round pick: Luke Williams, SS

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Another guy with some fairly undefined positional issues.

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Luke Williams is a Right Handed hitter and thrower, 6'2" 175 lb SS/OF/C from Laguna Niguel, CA. He attends Dana HS. As a Senior Luke put up a .315/.454/.521 triple slash, all well above the National averages. He drew 21 walks against only 8 K's as a Senior. He was also 26 for 27 in Stolen Base attempts. His Perfect Game scores suggest an above-average to plus runner. He leaves Dana HS as the all-time leader in Stolen Bases, which is kind of neat.

In the video below you can see some defense and his BP. He has an almost absurdly short swing geared for contact. Reports suggest he hits to all parts of the field, but his power is pull side to the gap in Left Center. His swing looks flat and he keeps his hands in tight. No real load and not much in the way of a timing mechanism. I would not be surprised if the Phillies added a step to his swing as a timing mechanism and way to gain some power. That may be the quietest swing I've ever seen though.

The Phillies will be buying out his commitment to Cal Poly (he's a smart kid). Luke was also a starting Wide Receiver for the Varsity football team as a Junior before deciding to focus solely on baseball as a Senior. He's a good all-around athlete and seems to know how to hit. He was named Perfect Game California World Series MVP last fall. Given his numbers, clean swing and track record, it is a little odd he's so far off the radar and rankings. I'd lean toward thinking the Phillies may have uncovered a gem. It will be interesting to see where he plays on the Diamond, as he doesn't look natural in those short clips in the middle infield. He also Pitches, so a move to Catcher seems kind of logical, though risky with a high pick. He'd have the speed, arm and hit tool for Center, so that's also possible.