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Jerome Williams | Starting Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/4/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 262
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jerome Williams served up four runs in 4 2/3 innings, taking the loss on Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
If there was a bright side to the outing, it was that the Blue Jays only scored against him four times. They racked up 10 hits and chased him in the fifth inning. He walked none and struck out one. It hasn't been a good year for Williams, as he has a 6.36 ERA, a 1.69 WHIP, and a 46/20 K/BB ratio over 80 2/3 innings. He has a tall task coming up with a home start against the Dodgers. Jul 29 - 10:03 PM

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Jerome Williams logged a quality start against the Cubs in his return from the disabled list on Friday, allowing three runs on six hits over his six innings of work.

Williams punched out four while walking one on the afternoon. The big blow against him was a two-run blast off the bat of Chris Coghlan in the third inning. Even with the decent outing, the right-hander sports a troublesome 6.28 ERA and 1.66 WHIP on the year and isn't a recommended option against the Braves on Thursday.
Jul 24 - 7:44 PM

Jerome Williams will rejoin the Phillies' starting rotation on Friday against the Cubs.

Williams was activated from the disabled list on Monday night after missing four weeks with a strained left hamstring. He has a 6.43 ERA on the season and is obviously a terrible fantasy bet Friday night versus Chicago.
Jul 21 - 4:06 PM

Phillies activated RHP Jerome Williams from the 15-day disabled list.

He'll rejoin the rotation at some point this week, although it's unclear when exactly it will happen. Williams has missed the last month with a strained hamstring and holds an ugly 6.43 ERA for the season.
Jul 20 - 10:18 PM

Jerome Williams (hamstring) is headed to Double-A Reading to begin a rehab assignment.

Williams will make two rehab starts before likely rejoining the Phillies' rotation. As pathetic as it sounds given his 6.43 ERA, they could use him given how difficult it's been for them to find innings from their starters.
Jul 5 - 1:49 PM

Phillies placed RHP Jerome Williams on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

It's unclear at this point how long he'll be sidelined, but there might not be a rotation spot waiting for him when he's ready given his 6.43 ERA. Severino Gonzalez is an option to replace Williams in the rotation for now until Chad Billingsley (lat) is ready.
Jun 17 - 3:30 PM

Jerome Williams (hamstring) is expected to be placed on the disabled list.

Williams strained his left hamstring during Tuesday's game when he did the splits while covering home plate. He left Camden Yards on crutches and a lengthy stay on the DL could be in the offing. The Phillies could give Severino Gonzalez another look as a replacement until Chad Billingsley (lat) is ready to return.
Jun 17 - 11:09 AM

Jerome Williams yielded six runs over two-thirds of an inning as the Phillies were manhandled by the Orioles on Tuesday.

It was the Murphy's Law of starts: everything that could go wrong did go wrong. Williams allowed four hits and two walks, as well as uncorking two wild pitches. The second wild pitch led to a hamstring injury. He now has a 6.43 ERA with a 1.70 WHIP and a 41/19 K/BB ratio over 70 innings. Williams is likely headed to the disabled list, which means he won't make his next scheduled start at home against the Cardinals.
Jun 16 - 11:18 PM

Jerome Williams has been diagnosed with a strained left hamstring.

Williams was injured when he did the splits while covering home plate following a wild pitch during Tuesday's start. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be out, but a trip to the disabled list seems likely.
Jun 16 - 8:26 PM

Jerome Williams left Tuesday's start against the Orioles with a possible groin injury.

Williams did the splits while covering home plate following a wild pitch and walked off the field gingerly after getting to his feet. The veteran right-hander was battered for six runs on four hits and two walks over just two-thirds of an inning before exiting. The Phillies will be able to stash him on the disabled list now rather than removing him from the rotation, as if Williams' 6.43 ERA wasn't reason enough for the demotion.
Jun 16 - 7:38 PM

Jerome Williams was tagged for four runs over six innings in Wednesday's loss to the Reds.

All four runs came in the first inning, as Williams yielded four hits -- including a three-run homer -- in the frame. He settled in after that but by then it was too late. Williams now has a 5.71 ERA for the season and likely would've been booted from the rotation by now if the Phillies had options. He'll get the Orioles next.
Jun 10 - 4:14 PM

Jerome Williams gave up four runs and lasted just 4 1/3 innings Friday against the Giants.

Williams allowed nine hits, including a pair of home runs. He has failed to complete six innings in seven out of his last eight starts and owns an ugly 5.68 ERA on the year. Only five qualified starters in MLB have a higher ERA so far this season.
Jun 5 - 10:39 PM

Jerome Williams allowed a pair of two-run home runs, accounting for all four runs he allowed in five innings in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

Nolan Arenado hit the first of the pair, giving the Rockies an early 2-0 cushion. D.J. LeMahieu hit the second, pushing the Rockies' lead to 4-1 in the fifth inning. Williams gave up eight hits overall on the afternoon but walked none and struck out four. His numbers continue to disappoint, now sitting on a 5.49 ERA with a 1.59 WHIP and a 36/16 K/BB ratio over 59 innings. Williams toes the rubber at home facing the Giants in his next outing.
May 31 - 4:47 PM

Jerome Williams notched a quality start, allowing three runs in six innings, but got a no-decision as the Phillies lost in 10 innings to the Mets on Tuesday.

All three runs scored in the third inning on a Lucas Duda RBI single and a two-run single by Michael Cuddyer. Williams walked four, gave up five hits, and struck out four. It's the first time he pitched into the sixth inning in six May starts. Williams owns a poor 5.33 ERA with a 1.59 WHIP and a 32/16 K/BB ratio in 54 innings. He'll take on the Reds at home in his next outing.
May 26 - 10:42 PM

Jerome Williams was knocked around for five runs over five innings Thursday in a loss to the Rockies.

Ugly stuff. Williams gave up eight hits (including a go-ahead two-run homer in the fifth) and issued three walks while hitting a batter. He failed to record a strikeout for the first time in a start since May 15, 2007. The veteran right-hander now has a 5.44 ERA through nine starts and shouldn't be anywhere near your fantasy roster. Unless you have a hitter who is facing him, that is.
May 21 - 6:42 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Chase Utley
3Andres Blanco
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
LF1Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Ben Revere
2Domonic Brown
3Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Aaron Harang
3Jerome Williams
4Aaron Nola
5Adam Morgan
6Chad Billingsley
7Cliff Lee
8Jonathan Pettibone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Jake Diekman
3Justin De Fratus
4Jeanmar Gomez
5Mario Hollands
6Luis Garcia
7Elvis Araujo
8Hector Neris