Mac Williamson, thought to be one of the San Francisco Giants top hitting prospects, is set to be back on track for the start of next season after undergoing Tommy John surgery around late April. Williamson tweeted the news himself today after a check up with Dr. James Andrews.
Checkup with Dr. Andrews went well today! Looks like I’ll be right on schedule for the start of next season. Missing it more every day.
— Mac Williamson (@mwilliamson7) August 27, 2014
Williamson is an outfielder in the Giants organization who spent last season with the San Jose Giants. After hitting .292/.375/.504 with 25 home runs last season he was expected to begin this past season with the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels. However, due issues with discomfort in his arm during spring training, the Giants sent him back to the San Jose Giants where he played just 23 games this season before hitting the disabled list and undergoing Tommy John surgery
Williamson was selected in the 3rd round of the 2012 draft by the San Francisco Giants. He’s a power hitting outfielder that could be in high demand by the Giants in the coming seasons. He’s been undergoing rehab in Arizona along with pitching prospect Derek Law who is also rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.
It’ll be exciting to get a good look at a healthy Williamson in Spring Training. While he’s still likely to start 2015 in Richmond, I would expect to see him in Fresno at some point next season if he progresses as hoped.