Another big night with the bat for Phillies prospect Luke Williams. On Friday in Australian Baseball League action, Luke went 3 for 4 with a sacrifice fly RBI in the 8-6 loss by the Adelaide Giants to the hometown Perth Heat. He drove in 4 of the 6 Giants runs with a sac fly and two of his three bases hits.
The Heat even brought in a former major league pitcher, Perth native Warwick Saupold, to cool off Luke’s bat. It did not work as he drilled a pair of his singles off the former Detroit Tiger reliever.
In his last 10 games for the Giants, Williams has gone 15 for 36 for a .417 average. He also has scored 9 runs, driven in 7 runs, hit a homer, stole a couple of bags and started games at second, short and third in that time. He is truly a five tool player.
The 24 year-old Williams is starting his seventh season in the Phillies organization but has never played above AA. With the Phillies looking for bench strength, Luke has played every position on the field going back to high school. Now, all he needs is a chance to show what he can do at the major league level.