Brady Williams

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Brady Charles Williams

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Biographical Information[edit]

The son of Jimy Williams and brother of Shawn Williams, third baseman Brady Williams was selected in the 45th round of the 1999 amateur draft by the Boston Red Sox. He hit .256/~.400/.446 his first year, leading the GCL Red Sox in homers (5) despite being a part-timer. His 25 RBI were second on the club, as were his 29 walks, though he also struck out a team-high 45 times. His Three True Outcomes percentage was a whopping 52.7%.

Promoted to the Augusta GreenJackets in 2000, Brady batted .225/.359/.348, drawing 48 walks and striking out 107 times as a backup 3B-1B-DH. In 2001, Williams struggled for the Sarasota Red Sox (.195/.318/.359, 80 K in 195 AB) as a utility man. The next year, he improved in the Florida State League, contributing a .234/.356/.433 line in 50 games for the Fort Myers Miracle in the Minnesota Twins system and smacking 7 homers. He drew 27 walks and struck out 49 times in 141 AB, for a TTO percentage of 49.4%. He also was with the New Britain Rock Cats - in his only exposure to AA baseball, the corner infielder went 1 for 17 with 3 walks and 8 strikeouts.

In 2003, Jimy's son went 2 for 9 with five strikeouts for the Bakersfield Blaze, a Tampa Bay Devil Rays farm team after getting one appearance in spring training with Tampa Bay, then went to the independent Berkshire Black Bears and batted .221, slugging .382 as the club's main third baseman.

Williams moved to the Pennsylvania Road Warriors in 2004 and hit .243/.310/.398, but led the club in homers (15), RBI (49), runs (57) and hits (107). Joining the Bridgeport Bluefish for the 2005 season, Brady batted .259/~.354/.415 and tied for the team lead with five triples.

Williams was a coach for the Southwest Michigan Devil Rays in 2006, Columbus Catfish in 2007 and Vero Beach Devil Rays in 2008. He received his first minor league managerial assignment in 2009, with the Hudson Valley Renegades of the New York-Penn League. Williams was scheduled to manage the Durham Bulls in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to Covid-19.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2009 Hudson Valley Renegades New York-Penn League 38-37 6th Tampa Bay Rays
2010 Bowling Green Hot Rods Midwest League 61-78 12th Tampa Bay Rays
2011 Bowling Green Hot Rods Midwest League 77-53 5th Tampa Bay Rays Lost in 1st round
2012 Bowling Green Hot Rods Midwest League 80-60 2nd Tampa Bay Rays Lost in 1st round
2013 Charlotte Stone Crabs Florida State League 67-65 4th Tampa Bay Rays Lost League Finals
2014 Montgomery Biscuits Southern League 66-74 6th Tampa Bay Rays
2015 Montgomery Biscuits Southern League 77-61 2nd Tampa Bay Rays Lost in 1st round
2016 Montgomery Biscuits Southern League 76-64 3rd Tampa Bay Rays Lost in 1st round
2017 Montgomery Biscuits Southern League 76-64 2nd Tampa Bay Rays Lost in 1st round
2018 Montgomery Biscuits Southern League 79-61 2nd Tampa Bay Rays Lost in 1st round
2019 Durham Bulls International League 75-64 4th (t) Tampa Bay Rays
2021 Durham Bulls Triple-A East Tampa Bay Rays

Sources: 2000-2006 Baseball Almanacs, Thebaseballcube site

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