Alex Bregman was in both Top 100's too, fwiw.
Has zero to do with anything.
1. He can't be considered completely "off the map".
2. They know what Williams is. A guy that projects as a corner defender with big power potential, but raw. It's just a matter of how much they're willing to invest or risk in the potential.
Bregman was known as a hitter but did not have a position. They didn't think he could play short, and didn't think he had the power potential to be a very high pick as a 3rd baseman. He had the injury so they didn't get to see what kind of catcher he could be. It was basically the perfect storm that landed him here. Without the injury, or if he had been a catcher prior to his senior season, he never would have made it to campus.
ETA: I'm not saying Williams is going to be a definite first round pick. We have a better chance of getting him now than we did 6 months ago. But it is still an extreme long shot.
This post was edited on 5/13 at 1:32 pm