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Portrait of Ali Williams

Ali Williams PRoyals

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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
33.0 4.98 1.57 28 2 1 1 -0.3
Birth Date7-8-1989
Height6' 2"
Weight185 lbs
Age26 years, 11 months, 22 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
2013
2014
2015
-0.32016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2011 ROY Rk 13 3 37.0 43 10 35 2 .271 107 10.5 2.4 0.5 8.5 42% .347 .272 1.43 4.31 3.89
2012 IDA Rk 14 11 60.0 65 22 67 6 .273 112 9.8 3.3 0.9 10.1 51% .345 .263 1.45 4.80 5.25
2013 LEX A 28 0 53.3 56 25 69 6 .261 88 9.4 4.2 1.0 11.6 38% .375 .312 1.52 3.93 4.22
2013 WIL A+ 7 0 19.0 17 11 15 1 .251 99 8.1 5.2 0.5 7.1 31% .267 .259 1.47 4.19 5.21
2014 WIL A+ 12 0 24.0 16 11 37 2 .262 83 6.0 4.1 0.8 13.9 42% .326 .239 1.12 2.89 1.88
2014 NWA AA 25 0 40.0 34 21 46 8 .263 95 7.7 4.7 1.8 10.3 29% .268 .280 1.38 5.00 5.17
2015 NWA AA 19 0 23.0 18 20 16 4 .259 102 7.0 7.8 1.6 6.3 33% .212 .291 1.65 6.91 7.04

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

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Details

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 1.9 1.3 1 25 3 51.0 42 22 42 6 .254 1.25 3.82 4.15 4.4 0.5
80o 1.6 1.2 0.8 21 2 44.6 40 21 37 5 .269 1.35 4.28 4.66 1.4 0.2
70o 1.4 1.1 0.7 19 2 40.2 38 20 33 5 .280 1.43 4.63 5.03 -0.3 -0.0
60o 1.2 1 0.6 18 2 36.5 36 19 30 5 .290 1.50 4.93 5.36 -1.5 -0.2
50o 1.1 0.9 0.5 16 2 33.1 34 18 27 5 .299 1.57 5.22 5.67 -2.4 -0.3
40o 0.9 0.8 0.5 14 2 29.8 32 17 25 4 .308 1.64 5.51 5.99 -3.1 -0.3
30o 0.8 0.7 0.4 13 1 26.4 30 16 22 4 .318 1.71 5.83 6.34 -3.6 -0.4
20o 0.7 0.6 0.3 11 1 22.5 27 14 19 4 .329 1.81 6.22 6.76 -4.0 -0.4
10o 0.5 0.5 0.2 8 1 17.4 22 12 14 3 .345 1.94 6.77 7.36 -4.0 -0.4
Weighted Mean10.90.516232.33317274.2971.555.175.62-2.1-0.2

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 6/30/2016 09:42 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 1.8 1.3 1 25 3 51.0 42 22 42 6 .253 1.25 3.68 4 4.2 0.5
80o 1.6 1.2 0.8 21 2 44.6 40 21 37 5 .268 1.35 4.10 4.46 1.5 0.2
70o 1.4 1.1 0.7 19 2 40.2 38 20 33 5 .279 1.43 4.41 4.8 -0.1 -0.0
60o 1.2 1 0.6 18 2 36.5 36 19 30 5 .289 1.50 4.68 5.1 -1.2 -0.1
50o 1.1 0.9 0.6 16 2 33.1 34 18 27 5 .298 1.57 4.94 5.38 -2.1 -0.2
40o 0.9 0.8 0.5 14 2 29.8 32 17 24 4 .307 1.64 5.20 5.67 -2.8 -0.3
30o 0.8 0.7 0.4 13 1 26.4 30 16 22 4 .317 1.71 5.49 5.99 -3.4 -0.4
20o 0.7 0.6 0.3 11 1 22.5 27 14 18 4 .328 1.81 5.83 6.36 -3.7 -0.4
10o 0.5 0.5 0.2 8 1 17.4 22 12 14 3 .344 1.94 6.32 6.9 -3.9 -0.4
Weighted Mean1.10.90.516232.33317264.2951.554.905.34-1.9-0.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
5% 5% 1% 6% 8%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201727211313667038581029.3051.645.195.609.55.27.91.4-0.6
201828221323687239601129.3031.625.205.619.55.17.91.4-0.6
201929221333697339611129.3031.625.175.579.55.17.91.4-0.6
202030221323677137591129.3041.615.135.539.55.07.91.5-0.5
202131211303646835561029.3041.615.145.549.64.97.91.4-0.5
202232211283606333521029.3041.605.145.549.55.07.81.5-0.5
20233321127257603149929.3041.605.145.549.54.97.71.4-0.5
20243421126255583048929.3041.605.145.549.54.97.91.5-0.4
20253521124252552845829.3041.615.135.539.64.97.81.4-0.4

Long-Term Forecast Based on RoS PECOTA (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20172711119240422133529.3041.594.845.229.54.87.51.1-0.2
20182811120242452236629.3091.604.965.359.64.77.71.3-0.2
20192921127258573052829.2901.504.805.178.84.78.11.2-0.2
20203032135375683473829.2941.373.974.288.24.18.81.00.4
202131321383817834831129.3021.394.204.538.73.89.31.20.3
20223221124250472548829.2841.444.825.208.54.58.61.4-0.2

Upside By Year

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
0.1out of baseball1.70.60.40.72.9

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20150.1out of baseball1.70.60.40.72.9

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4 91 Shay Crawford 2014 0.00 DNP
5 91 Kevin Cravey 2014 0.00 DNP
6 90 Chad Pierce 2014 0.00 DNP
7 90 Iden Nazario 2015 0.00 DNP
8 90 Tommy Toledo 2015 0.00 DNP
9 90 Ben Stanczyk 2009 0.00 DNP
10 90 Frankie Reed 2014 0.00 DNP
11 90 Stephen Shackleford 2015 0.00 DNP
12 90 Michael Morrison 2014 0.00 DNP
13 90 Federico Castaneda 2010 0.00 DNP
14 89 Jeff Miller 2006 0.00 DNP
15 89 Diego Moreno 2014 0.00 DNP
16 89 Aidan Lucas 2014 0.00 DNP
17 89 Shawn Griffith 2013 0.00 DNP
18 89 Will Startup 2011 0.00 DNP
19 89 Jeremy Erben 2014 0.00 DNP
20 89 Jumbo Diaz 2010 0.00 DNP
21 89 Russell Brewer 2014 0.00 DNP
22 89 Ben Cox 2008 0.00 DNP
23 89 Calvin Medlock 2009 0.00 DNP
24 89 Josh Perrault 2008 0.00 DNP
25 89 Joseph Van Meter 2015 0.00 DNP
26 88 Mike Bumatay 2006 0.00 DNP
27 88 Marino Salas 2008 8.47
28 88 Nelson Payano 2009 0.00 DNP
29 88 Jon Edwards 2014 4.32
30 88 Layne Somsen 2015 0.00 DNP
31 88 Mike Sillman 2008 0.00 DNP
32 88 Kaleb Fleck 2015 0.00 DNP
33 88 Victor Garate 2011 0.00 DNP
34 88 Brett Evert 2007 0.00 DNP
35 88 Ashur Tolliver 2014 0.00 DNP
36 88 Juan Abreu 2011 2.70
37 88 Alec Zumwalt 2007 0.00 DNP
38 88 Ben Julianel 2006 0.00 DNP
39 88 Edgar Ramirez 2010 0.00 DNP
40 87 Ruben Flores 2010 0.00 DNP
41 87 Pedro Baez 2014 2.62
42 87 Ryan Robowski 2014 0.00 DNP
43 87 Seth Harvey 2014 0.00 DNP
44 87 Justin Hedrick 2008 0.00 DNP
45 87 Justin Dowdy 2010 0.00 DNP
46 87 Angel Garcia 2010 0.00 DNP
47 87 Jason Ray 2011 0.00 DNP
48 87 Colby Shreve 2014 0.00 DNP
49 87 Samuel Walls 2010 0.00 DNP
50 87 Jose A. Rojas 2009 0.00 DNP
51 87 Christopher Manno 2015 0.00 DNP
52 87 Ruddy Lugo 2006 4.02
53 87 Jeff Sues 2009 0.00 DNP
54 87 Brandon Cunniff 2015 5.14
55 87 Clint Everts 2011 0.00 DNP
56 87 Omar Javier 2014 0.00 DNP
57 87 Jermaine Van Buren 2007 0.00 DNP
58 87 Michael Strong 2015 0.00 DNP
59 87 Grant Sides 2015 0.00 DNP
60 87 Chris Corrigan 2014 0.00 DNP
61 87 Jeremy Papelbon 2009 0.00 DNP
62 87 Jon Keck 2014 0.00 DNP
63 87 Bruce Kern 2014 0.00 DNP
64 87 Sean Lucas 2015 0.00 DNP
65 87 Thomas Rafferty 2011 0.00 DNP
66 87 Rusty Tucker 2007 0.00 DNP
67 86 Francisco Felix 2010 0.00 DNP
68 86 Ramon Geronimo 2010 0.00 DNP
69 86 Ryan Sadowski 2009 4.76
70 86 Jose Bierd 2011 0.00 DNP
71 86 David Mixon 2011 0.00 DNP
72 86 Eric Krebs 2011 0.00 DNP
73 86 Gabe DeHoyos 2006 0.00 DNP
74 86 Manuel Barreda 2015 0.00 DNP
75 86 Justin Echols 2007 0.00 DNP
76 86 Nick Abel 2009 0.00 DNP
77 86 Mitch Stetter 2007 3.60
78 86 Jon Lockwood 2008 0.00 DNP
79 86 Carlos Muniz 2007 3.86
80 86 Drew Bowlin 2013 0.00 DNP
81 86 Joseph Serfass 2007 0.00 DNP
82 86 Eric Hull 2006 0.00 DNP
83 86 Geoffrey Brown 2015 0.00 DNP
84 86 Bret Mitchell 2015 0.00 DNP
85 86 Chad Rodgers 2014 0.00 DNP
86 86 Francisco Mendoza 2014 0.00 DNP
87 86 Ryan Demmin 2014 0.00 DNP
88 86 Michael Hrynio 2009 0.00 DNP
89 86 Brad Salmon 2006 0.00 DNP
90 86 Anthony Tomey 2008 0.00 DNP
91 86 Jason Urquidez 2009 0.00 DNP
92 86 Eric Eadington 2014 0.00 DNP
93 86 Matt Yourkin 2008 0.00 DNP
94 86 Conrad Flynn 2015 0.00 DNP
95 86 Arnie Munoz 2008 0.00 DNP
96 86 Cory Hall 2014 0.00 DNP
97 86 R.D. Spiehs 2006 0.00 DNP
98 86 Tyler Clark 2015 0.00 DNP
99 86 Dan Cevette 2010 0.00 DNP
100 85 Jonathan Ellis 2009 0.00 DNP

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Ali Williams threw 129 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2014, all of them occuring in Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Slider (83mph), also mixing in a Change (84mph).