In 2013 participated in the Arizona Fall League's Rising Stars Game...for 3 consecutive seasons from 2011-2013 was rated by Baseball America the Yankees' fastest baserunner, best athlete and best defensive outfielder...in 2012 was a mid-season South Atlantic League All-Star...in 2011 was a mid-season New York-Penn League All-Star, an MiLB.com Organizational All-Star, a TOPPS Short-Season/Rookie All-Star, TOPPS' NYPL Player of the Year and a Baseball America Short-Season All-Star.
Graduated from West Orange High School in Winter Garden, FL...before signing with the Yankees was committed to play at the University of South Carolina...father is Derwin Williams, a former wide receiver for the New England Patriots.
Spent most of the season with the Yankees' Class AAA affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...made all 5 of his apps for the Yankees from 6/16-6/25...hit safely in 4 of his 5 apps...on 6/29 was designated for assignment...cleared waivers and on 7/6 was outrighted to S/W-B, where he finished the minor league season...became a free agent following the season and on 11/16 was signed by the Reds to a minor league contract with an invitation to 2018 Major League spring training camp, November 16, 2017.
Hit .296 (8-for-27) with 4R, 1 double and 2RBI in 12 games (4 starts in RF, 2 in CF and 1 in LF) with the Yankees. Began the season on the 15-day D.L. recovering from right labrum surgery performed in 2015 (placed on the D.L. on 4/3, retroactive to 3/25)…was transferred to the 60-day D.L. on 5/14…began a rehab assignment on 7/2 and hit .304 (14-for-46) with 2R, 2 doubles, 1 triple and 1RBI in 12 combined games with the GCL Yankees East and Single-A Tampa…was returned from rehab, reinstated from the 60-day D.L. and optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 7/18…was recalled on 9/14. Hit safely in five of his seven starts (including each of his first five from 9/16-25), batting .320 (8-for-25) with 4R, 1 double, 2RBI and 1BB in those seven starts…made his first start of the season (in RF) and was 2-for-3 with 1R in 9/16 loss at Boston (removed for PH Butler in the ninth). In 31 games with Scranton/WB, hit .296 (37-for-125) with 19R, 8 doubles, 1 triple and 23RBI…in four playoff games, hit .412 (7-for-17) with 3R, 1HR and 3RBI.
Saw his first Major League action, batting .286 (6-for-21) with 3R, 3 doubles, 1HR and 3RBI in eight games (seven starts in CF) with the Yankees...Was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 6/11 and made his Major League debut in 6/12 loss at Baltimore, starting in CF...was 1-for-2 before being removed for a pinch-hitter (Young) in the sixth...recorded his first Major League hit on a two-run home run off Ubaldo Jimenez in the fourth, becoming the seventh Yankee since 1980 to homer as his first Major League hit (last, Zelous Wheeler on 7/3/14 at Minnesota)...Recorded his first career multi-hit game in 6/18 win vs. Miami, going 2-for-4 with 1R, 2 doubles and 1BB...with his two doubles, became the 14th Yankee since 1914 to record a multi-double game within his first seven career games and the first since Yangervis Solarte (2 doubles in both his third and seventh career games in 2014)...had four extra-base hits (3 doubles, 1HR) though his first seven games, tied for the third-most by a Yankee through seven career games since 1914 (also Solarte - 6 in 2014 and Steve Whitaker - 6 in 1966)...Was 1-for-2 with 1R in 6/19 win vs. Detroit before being removed defensively in the sixth with a jammed right shoulder suffered sliding back to first base...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation on 6/21 (retroactive to 6/20)...was transferred to the 60-day D.L. on 7/11...underwent season-ending right shoulder arthroscopy on 8/7 at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital...the surgery was performed by Yankees Head Team Physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad...was reinstated on 11/4...Began the season with Double-A Trenton, batting .317 (38-for-120) with 14R, 7 doubles, 11RBI and 11SB in 34 games...was promoted to Scranton/WB on 5/21 and hit .321 (26-for-81) with 12R, 7 doubles and 11RBI in 20 games with the RailRiders.
Spent the entire season with Double-A Trenton, batting .223 (113-for-507) with 67R, 18 doubles, 5HR and 40RBI in 128 games…led the team in runs scored and stolen bases (21), ranked second in games played andt hird in hits…ranked fourth in the Eastern League in at-bats... Was added to the Yankees' 40-man roster on 11/20/14.
Combined at Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton to bat .245 (117-for-478) with 24 doubles, 4 triples, 4HR, 28RBI, 63R and 40BB in 117 games…stole 15 bases in 24 attempts (62.5%)…played his first 100G with Tampa, where he hit .261 (106-for-406) and ranked second on the team in hits and runs scored (56)…hit .406 (26-for-64) during a 15-game hitting streak from 6/29-7/25…batted .319 (53-for-166) in June and July (41G)… was promoted to Trenton on 8/15, hitting .153 (11-for-72) in 17G…following the regular season, hit .267 (23-for-86) with 6 doubles in 22G with the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League…hit .293 (12-for-41) during a 10-game hitting streak from 10/16-11/1…batted .400 (10-for-25) vs. lefties in the AFL…following the season, was tabbed by Baseball America as the No. 3 prospect in the Yankees organization, as the "Fastest Baserunner", the "Best Athlete" and the "Best Defensive Outfielder"…was ranked by MLB.com's "2013 Prospect Watch" as the No. 2 prospect in the Yankees organization, as well as the 37th-best prospect and the 10th-best outfield prospect in all of baseball.
Split time with Single-A Charleston and Tampa to hit .298 (107-for-359) with 22 doubles, 4 triples, 11HR and 35RBI in 91G… started the year at Charleston and hit .304 (84-for-276) with 8HR, 28RBI, 55R, and 19SB in 69G… was named SAL "Player of the Week" on 6/25… was also named a SAL midseason All-Star… was promoted to Tampa on 7/3 and hit .277 (23-for-83) with 3HR in 22G… following the season, was tabbed by Baseball America as the No. 1 prospect in the Yankees organization, as the "Fastest Baserunner," the "Best Athlete" and the "Best Defensive Outfielder"… was also named an Organization All-Star by MiLB.com… was also tabbed by MLB.com as the No. 41 overall prospect in all of baseball.
Batted .349 (94-for-269) with 11 doubles, 6 triples, 3HR and 31RBI in 68G with short-season Single-A Staten Island, earning a spot on the NYPL All-Star squad… led the league with a franchise-record 94H, surpassing Eduardo Nunez's record of 88 (2005)… ranked second in all shortseason leagues in hits… also set a team record with 28SB, breaking the previous mark of 23 shared by Jimmy Paredes (2009) and Seth Taylor (1999)… ranked second in the league in BA and total bases (126)… hit .333 (7-for-21) in 5 postseason games… following the season, was named a Topps 2011 Minor League Player of the Year and was tabbed by Baseball America as the top prospect in the NYPL… 2010: Made his professional debut with the GCL Yankees, appearing in 5G and batting .222 (4-for-18)… tabbed by Baseball America as the "Fastest Baserunner" in the Yankees organization.