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Team W-L L10 STRK
28-25 4-6 W1
26-27 3-7 L3
24-29 5-5 W3
23-30 4-6 W1
24-32 5-5 L2

2023 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 14.1 0 0 5.02 12 9

Top Brandon Williamson News

  • Reds' Brandon Williamson: Struggles again

    Williamson allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three over 4.1 innings in a no-decision versus the Cubs on Saturday.

    This was pretty similar to Williamson's last outing, though this was the first time in three starts he's avoided giving up a home run. He threw 52 of 81 pitches for strikes Saturday, but he's now logged a 12:9 K:BB over his first 14.1 major-league innings. Getting the walk rate under control would go a long way to solidifying his place on the Reds' roster. He's added a 5.02 ERA and 1.47 WHIP so far, numbers he'll look to improve upon in a tough tentative home start versus the Brewers next week.

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  • Reds' Brandon Williamson: Serves up four runs in no-decision

    Williamson did not factor into the decision Monday, allowing four runs on four hits and four walks over 4.1 innings during a 6-5 win over St. Louis in 10 innings. He struck out three.

    Williamson was spotted an early 2-0 lead, but that was squandered after he allowed a go-ahead three-run homer to Paul DeJong. The Reds answered back with a two-run blast of their own, and that score held until Williamson surrendered a game-tying RBI double to Lars Nootbaar in the fifth. The young pitcher didn't look as sharp as he did during his MLB debut last week, but he figures to remain in the rotation for a while, as Nick Lodolo is expected to miss extended time while dealing with a stress reaction in his left tibia.

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  • Reds' Brandon Williamson: To make next start Monday

    Williamson will make his second major-league start Monday at home against the Cardinals, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Williamson looked sharp in his debut for the Reds this past Tuesday versus the Rockies, tallying six strikeouts over 5.2 innings of one-run ball. St. Louis has picked it up offensively, but the 25-year-old left-hander might be worthy of streaming consideration given Tuesday's results and his prospect pedigree.

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  • Reds' Brandon Williamson: Strong in MLB debut

    Williamson did not factor into the decision Tuesday, allowing one run on two hits and two walks over 5.2 innings against Colorado. He struck out six.

    Despite getting a tough draw for his MLB debut coming at hitter-friendly Coors Field, Williamson came through for those who were willing to take a shot on the rookie, delivering six strikeouts over 5.2 innings while allowing just two hits. After posting a poor 6.62 ERA across 34 Triple-A innings this season, managers shouldn't go all-in on the southpaw based on Tuesday's outing. Though Williamson could carry some streaming appeal moving forward, he's currently expected to take the mound this weekend during a three-game homestand against the Yankees, who have hit the fourth most home runs and scored the 10th most runs in MLB this year.

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  • Reds' Brandon Williamson: Promoted for MLB debut

    The Reds recalled Williamson from Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.

    As anticipated, Williamson will make his MLB debut in a start Tuesday night against the Rockies. The game is at Coors Field and Williamson had struggled to a 6.62 ERA and 1.88 WHIP through 34 innings this season at Triple-A, so he's probably more of a wait-and-see type in fantasy. The 25-year-old left-hander could carry streaming appeal in more favorable matchups down the line.

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  • Reds' Brandon Williamson: Confirmed as Tuesday's starter

    Williamson will be called up from Triple-A Louisville to start Tuesday's game against the Rockies, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Williamson had already joined the Reds' taxi squad ahead of Monday's series opener in Coors Field, and as expected, he'll be thrust into the rotation for what will be a traditional start in his MLB debut. Even in a more pitcher-friendly venue than Coors Field, Williamson would be difficult to recommend as a streaming option, given that he hasn't looked especially sharp in the minors this season. Over eight starts in the International league, Williamson posted a 6.62 ERA and 1.88 WHIP with a 27:20 K:BB across 34 frames.

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  • Reds' Brandon Williamson: Set for MLB debut Tuesday

    Williamson will make his major-league debut Tuesday in Colorado, Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    It hasn't been determined yet whether Williamson will make a traditional start or pitch after an opener, but either way he's slated to handle the bulk of the workload for Cincinnati on Tuesday. Williamson's numbers at Triple-A Louisville have been poor, although he has pitched better lately. He's a nice prospect but isn't a recommended fantasy option in Colorado.

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  • Reds' Brandon Williamson: Likely to join big-league rotation

    The Reds added Williamson to their taxi squad Monday, and he's expected to be formally recalled from Triple-A Louisville to start Tuesday's game against the Rockies at Coors Field, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Williamson gets an unfavorable landing spot in hitter-friendly Colorado for his MLB debut, with his promotion to the big-league rotation coming in the wake of Nick Lodolo (calf) landing on the injured list and Luis Cessa getting released. The left-hander holds an ugly 6.62 ERA and 27:20 K:BB over 34 innings at Louisville this season, although he pitched well his last two times out in yielding four runs with 11 strikeouts across 11.2 frames. Williamson was one of three players the Reds acquired in the March 2022 trade that sent third baseman Eugenio Suarez and outfielder Jesse Winker to Seattle.

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  • Reds' Brandon Williamson: Smoked in final Cactus League start

    Williamson gave up nine earned runs on eight hits and three walks against the Mariners on Thursday in his final spring training start.

    Williamson made some good impressions early on in spring training, but he hasn't looked ready for prime time in his recent outings and is coming off a tough year at Triple-A in 2022. It wouldn't be a shock if he was ticketed for Louisville again to begin 2023.

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  • Reds' Brandon Williamson: Reassigned to minor-league camp

    Williamson was reassigned to minor-league camp by the Reds on Friday.

    Williamson pitched well early on this spring as he gunned for a spot in the Reds' rotation, but he struggled in recent outings to punch his ticket to Triple-A Louisville. The left-hander still figures to make a decent number of starts with the big club this season.

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  • Reds' Brandon Williamson: To start Cactus League opener

    Williamson will start the Reds' Cactus League opener Saturday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

    Williamson seems doubtful to crack the Opening Day roster in Cincinnati, but he is on track to make his MLB debut at some point in 2023. The 24-year-old struggled with command issues last season while working to a 4.11 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 123:77 K:BB in 122.2 innings between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Louisville. Recent reports have suggested that he added an encouraging amount of velocity to his arsenal over the winter.

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  • Reds' Brandon Williamson: Showing improved velocity

    Williamson threw his fastball with more velocity than last spring in Saturday's live batting practice session, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "He has a really good feel for all of his pitches," Reds catcher Luke Maile said. "He threw a few changeups that were outstanding. He's moving his fastball around really well. He has such a clean delivery."

    Williamson is hoping to win a spot in the Reds rotation, though he's likely behind Luis Cessa and Luke Weaver, among others, for the final two spots. He had a tough 2022 campaign as he advanced levels in a new organization after the Reds traded for him last spring, but said that he's improved his throwing routine and hopes to yield better results in 2023.

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  • Reds' Brandon Williamson: Shielded from Rule 5 draft

    Williamson was added to the Reds' 40-man roster Tuesday.

    Williamson split time between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Louisville in 2022, recording a 4.11 ERA and 1.56 WHIP between the two affiliates. Giving batters a free pass to first has been his biggest issue lately -- he put up an alarming 6.0 BB/9 in Triple-A last season. The 24-year-old lefty will need to bring that number down before he can be entrusted with regular work at the highest level.

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  • Reds' Brandon Williamson: Finds success in second Triple-A start

    Williamson worked six innings in his second start for Triple-A Louisville on July 8, striking out four while allowing one earned run on six hits and one walk.

    Williamson was roughed up for four runs in four innings in his first start with Louisville earlier this month, but the 24-year-old lefty showed better form his second time out with the Triple-A club and tied a season high by covering six frames. He was promoted to Louisville on June 28 after submitting a 4.14 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 74:40 K:BB across 67.1 innings in 14 outings with Double-A Chattanooga.

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  • Reds' Brandon Williamson: Working around control issues

    Williamson has a 3.97 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 48:25 K:BB across 45.1 innings for Double-A Chattanooga.

    The 24-year-old lefty never ran into significant control issues when he was in the Mariners organization, but this year has been different. Williamson's issued at least three walks in five of his nine starts, but on the bright side, three of those came in his first four outings of the season. Across his last five games, he's put up a 2.48 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 29:10 K:BB over 29 innings, which is closer to what the Reds expected from him. If he can find a way to keep the walks in check consistently, he should move up to Triple-A at some point this summer.

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  • Reds' Brandon Williamson: Traded to Cincinnati

    Williamson, Jake Fraley and Justin Dunn were traded from the Mariners to the Reds on Monday in exchange for Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suarez, Mark Feinsand of reports.

    Williamson was one of Seattle's top pitching prospects and is a key piece of the deal for Cincinnati. The 23-year-old began 2021 at the High-A level before being promoted to Double-A, where he rebounded from tough start and finished with a 3.48 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 94:23 K:BB across 67.1 innings (13 starts). A 2019 second-round pick, Williamson has limited professional experience but could debut later this summer if he has continued success in the upper levels.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Fairmont, MN
Age: 25
School: TCU
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, L