2013 will be Williams’ second campaign with the Ducks. He played in 102 regular season games for the Ducks in 2012, batting .272 with six home runs, 46 RBI and 14 doubles and 18 stolen bases. In the field, he played six different positions and finished the year with a superb .984 fielding percentage. In seven postseason games, the switch-hitter picked up a run batted in, a run scored and two stolen bases.
The 29-year-old son of former Red Sox manager Jimy Williams spent parts of four seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays organization, reaching the high Single-A level. A native of Florida, he carries 474 games of minor league experience with a .283 career batting average and .973 fielding percentage into 2013. Williams was originally drafted by the Astros in the 35th round of the 2002 amateur draft.