Mason Williams has season ending shoulder surgery

The Yankees top hitting prospect, outfielder Mason Williams, is finished for the year after having shoulder surgery to repair his left labrum, according to Josh Norris of the Trentonian.

Bad news, but luckily it doesn’t sound too serious. Williams injured his non-throwing shoulder recently making a diving catch. He apparently played through the injury immediately after, but as a precaution the Yankees sent him to see the team doctors who recommended surgery. He is expected to make a full recovery by spring training.

Williams, who will turn 21 later on this month, was ranked as the No. 3 prospect in the Yankees system by BBD. He hit .298/.346/.474 overall this season while splitting time at Low-A and High-A. High numbers were down slightly from a year ago, but he was hitting with a bit more power this season after putting on 25 pounds during the offseason.

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