Craig Calcaterra

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Phillies call up prospect Nick Williams

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The Phillies have announced that they are calling up outfield prospect Nick Williams from Lehigh Valley.

Williams, who came to Philly from Texas in the Cole Hamels deal, is one of the top prospects in the organization. He’s hitting .280/.328/.511 with 15 homers, 44 RBI and five stolen bases in Triple-A. He has also been benched twice after failing to run out fly balls, but the Phillies are wisely favoring talent over a perceived lack of hustle.

At the moment he’s on the roster due to an injury to Howie Kendrick. If he hits, however, he’ll likely get to stay past Kendrick’s return date.