2013 MLB Draft: Miami Marlins Select Pitcher Trevor Williams With 44th Pick

By Ryan Gaydos
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins selected North Carolina third baseman Colin Moran with the sixth pick of the 2013 MLB Draft and then selected left-handed pitcher Matt Krook with the 35th pick. The Marlins addressed a definite need in a corner infielder with Moran then continued to build pitching depth with Krook.

The next pick the Marlins had was at No. 44 and with that selection, the Marlins drafted junior right-handed pitcher Trevor Williams out of Arizona State. It’s not the greatest pick in the world, but it adds depth in the righty department for the Marlins.

Williams has been tough to figure out, according to some scouting reports. He has a fastball that can reach the mid-90s and also has a slider, curve and changeup that will develop as he gets started in the Marlins’ farm system. Where Williams will be placed is a question that Miami will have to answer once the paperwork is filed.

He played for Team USA baseball and was used effectively as a reliever for the national team, but has also started games for the Sun Devils in the Pac-12 Conference. He had a 4.12 ERA and threw three complete games in 2013. His record was a less-than-stellar 6-6, but the team did not have any real standouts on the offensive side. He did lead the team with 81 strikeouts.

It looks like Miami could use him better as reliever than as a starter, as it is beginning to get more crowded with starting pitchers in the farm system.

Ryan Gaydos is a MLB columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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