Yankees prospect Mason Williams hit a dinger in his very first game and his family went nuts
Yanks prospect Mason Williams homers in first game
Just a few months ago, it looked like Mason Williams' career might never even get off the ground. Once a consensus top-50 prospect and the crown jewel of the Yankees' farm system, the outfielder suffered through a couple of rough offensive seasons while working his way through the Minors, and he was all but an afterthought coming into 2015.
But then things started to turn: Williams raked in Spring Training and showed signs of becoming the speedy on-base machine of New York's dreams. With the big club suffering some injuries and in need of a spark in the outfield, the Yankees decided to make the call, giving the 23-year-old his first big league start Friday night against the Orioles. They chose wisely:
Below, you can watch Williams' mom talk about what it was like to watch her son's debut: