- Category : Baseball Player
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Planning 4
Matthew Jarrad Williams (February 28, 1987) is a right-handed pitcher in the Minnesota Twins' organization who signed with the Twins as a non-drafted free agent February 25, 2004-- three days before his 17th birthday. He is 6'1" tall, and weights 180 lbs., and is currently assigned to the Twins' Florida State League affiliate, the Fort Myers Miracle.
Williams began the 2008 season with the Beloit Snappers of the Midwest League. Going 2-0 with seven saves and a 2.09 earned run average and 42 strike outs over 38.2 innings pitched earned him a Midwest League All-Star selection, and a promotion to the Twins' advanced-A affiliate in Fort Myers. With the Miracle, he went 2-2 with a 3.35 ERA and 37 strikeouts in twenty appearances. He also started two games for the first time in his minor league career with the Miracle. In his starts, he was 1-0 with a 1.00 ERA—giving up one earned run over nine total innings.
Williams is one of two current Miracle on the ever increasing list of Australian born baseball players, as he was born in Camden, Australia (the other being infielder/outfielder Daniel Berg). He will be competing with Australia in the 2009 Baseball World Cup).