Williams Jerez
Williams Jerez
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Pittsburgh Pirates
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Williams Jerez in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Traded to the Giants in March of 2019.
Clears waivers
PPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
November 27, 2019
Jerez was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
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Jerez's 4.34 ERA in 10.1 major-league innings for the Giants and Pirates last season looks decent enough, but it came with a 2.03 WHIP and a 9:9 K:BB. He doesn't look like much than an up-and-down reliever heading into his age-28 season.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-24%
BAA vs RHP
2020
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2019
 
 
-30%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-18%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .333 46 7 7 13 2 0 3
Since 2018vs Right .254 73 17 10 16 3 1 2
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left .375 19 1 3 6 1 0 1
2019vs Right .261 29 8 6 6 1 1 1
2018vs Left .304 27 6 4 7 1 0 2
2018vs Right .250 44 9 4 10 2 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-34%
ERA on Road
2020
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-4%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-50%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 5.89 1.91 18.1 1 0 0 8.3 5.9 2.0
Since 2018Away 3.86 1.57 7.0 0 0 0 9.0 6.4 1.3
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 4.32 1.92 8.1 1 0 0 8.6 6.5 2.2
2019Away 4.50 2.50 2.0 0 0 0 4.5 13.5 0.0
2018Home 7.20 1.90 10.0 0 0 0 8.1 5.4 1.8
2018Away 3.60 1.20 5.0 0 0 0 10.8 3.6 1.8
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Jerez impressed enough in 2015 -- his first full year of pitching after flaming out as a hitter -- to earn a spot on Boston's 40-man roster. He flashed potential in the lower levels of the minors and the organization was eager for him to gain more experience as a reliever at Double-A Portland in 2016. There was some thought that he could eventually move up to Triple-A Pawtucket, where he would be on the precipice of MLB, but he didn't develop as hoped. The 24-year-old left-hander maintained an ability to miss bats (9.0 K/9), but his command wavered (30 walks in 65 innings). He was outrighted off the 40-man roster this offseason and should simply serve as organizational depth going forward.
Jerez, a converted outfielder, earned himself placement on the 40-man roster after he turned in a successful season in 2015, his first full year as a reliever. He thrived at the lower levels (Low-A Greenville, High-A Salem) before getting into 22 games (37 innings) at Double-A Portland. His fastball sits in the low-to-mid 90s with some sink. The command will come and go, but he's essentially around the zone. His best secondary offering is a slider while the changeup lags behind that. He'll start 2016 at Portland to gain more confidence and experience. If all goes well, he'll get the call up to Triple-A Pawtucket where he'll be an injury away from Boston.
Jerez, a second-round pick out high school in the 2011 draft, suffered a hand injury in 2012 that ate into his development time. At present, he's a center-fielder with good instincts defensively, but his 6-4 frame could fill out in the coming years. The reduced playing time in 2012 hurt him offensively, where Jerez is below average in terms of pitch recognition and plate approach. If he's placed at Low-A Greenville, there may be some struggles initially. He'll be challenged as a hitter, but it will be a chance for him to adjust to better competition.
The Red Sox feel Jerez has five-tool potential, but at 19, he's very raw and needs to polish his skills. Things have come easy for Jerez, but he'll be dealing with an advanced level of competition and he needs to work on his swing and ability to hit secondary offerings. Jerez will start his career with Boston in center field, but he there's potential for his body to grow and he may find a home at a corner outfield spot. The Red Sox feel his defense is good enough to translate from center. If he can develop his swing in spring training, he could open the year at Low-A Greenville. Otherwise, he'll hang back in extended spring training and head to Short-Season Lowell in June.
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Designated for assigment
PPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
November 20, 2019
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Claimed by Pittsburgh
PPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
September 13, 2019
Jerez was claimed off waivers by the Pirates on Friday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
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Removed from 40-man roster
PSan Francisco Giants  AAA
September 10, 2019
Jerez was designated for assignment by the Giants on Tuesday.
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Sent back to minors
PSan Francisco Giants  AAA
August 15, 2019
Jerez was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
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Joining major-league club
PSan Francisco Giants  AAA
August 6, 2019
Jerez was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday.
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