Eddie Williams (willied01)
Edward Laquan Williams
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.
- High School Herbert Hoover High School (San Diego)
- Debut April 18, 1986
- Final Game May 27, 1998
- Born November 1, 1964 in Shreveport, LA USA
Eddie Williams, a first round draft pick (# 4 overall) in the 1983 amateur draft, was a top prospect for a long time of whom great things were expected. However, he kicked around the majors for ten years without ever playing as many as 100 games in a season. He did, however, have one terrific season in 1994, hitting .331 with a .594 slugging percentage while getting a mere 175 at-bats.
Williams had an extensive minor league career, playing fifteen years. A peak was in 1997 when he slugged .738 for the Albuquerque Dukes in 76 games. He also slugged over .600 in 1994 and 1998 in Triple A ball. All told, he had 183 minor league home runs.
Originally a third baseman, he was a first baseman for the second part of his major league career.