SP - CLE
Gavin Williams had a tough outing against the Giants on Monday, allowing five hits and four walks over six innings pitched.
Despite the lack of control, Williams managed to limit the damage to three earned runs while striking out two. The loss dropped his season record to 2-5, but his overall numbers remain respectable with a 3.43 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP. Williams will need to improve his command moving forward, as evidenced by his 4.26 FIP and 2.11 strikeout-to-walk ratio, but his ability to keep hitters off balance with a .270 BABIP suggests he has the potential to bounce back in future starts. Fantasy owners should monitor his progress closely.
Gavin Williams delivered an impressive performance against the Twins on Wednesday, allowing just one hit and one earned run over five innings of work.
Despite issuing four walks, Williams managed to keep the damage to a minimum, striking out four batters along the way. This outing resulted in a well-deserved win for the talented pitcher. With this strong showing, Williams continues to solidify his season-long numbers, including a 3.34 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP in 14 starts. Fantasy managers can be encouraged by his ability to limit hits and runs, making him a valuable asset moving forward.
Gavin Williams left his Tuesday start against the Twins with a knee injury.
Williams' knee buckled on a pitch during the first inning, prompting the Guardians to remove him following the frame. He finished with one walk and no strikeouts in the outing. It remains to be seen whether Williams is able to make his next start, but expect Cleveland to be cautious with their young pitcher.
Gavin Williams allowed six hits, two walks, and three earned runs over five innings Friday.
Williams tallied four strikeouts, but earned his fourth loss of the season. Williams carries a 3.02 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and a 9.50 K/9 ratio in 11 games this season.
Gavin Williams allowed one run on five hits across five innings on Saturday against the Rays to go along with 10 strikeouts.
The lone run Williams allowed came via a solo home run hit by Luke Raley. He lowered his ERA to 2.80 in the dominant outing.