Prospect Williams collects four hits at Single-A

Prospect Williams collects four hits at Single-A

Outfielder Nick Williams, the Rangers' No. 4 prospect, collected four hits Wednesday and helped Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach rout Winston-Salem, 12-3.

Williams went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple, two runs and an RBI. It was his third career four-hit game and first since he was in the rookie-level Arizona League in 2012.

Though Williams fell just a home run shy of the cycle, he was never in position to complete the feat. He didn't collect his single until the ninth inning and didn't come back up to bat.

Williams seems to have fully recovered from a hamstring injury that forced him to spend two weeks on the disabled list last month. He is on a seven-game hitting streak and is hitting .394/.452/.788 with five home runs in 16 games since returning to the Pelicans lineup.

Overall this season, Williams is hitting .327/.377/.546 with 10 home runs in 67 games with Myrtle Beach. He ranks second in the Carolina League in hitting and third in slugging percentage and OPS. His .327 batting average is second only to the Braves' No. 3 prospect Jose Peraza, who was promoted to Double-A Mississippi last month.

Thursday also marked outfielder Lewis Brinson's debut with the Pelicans. The Rangers' No. 6 prospect played center field and went 2-for-6 with a double and three RBIs. He was promoted this week from Class A Hickory after hitting .335/.405/.579 with 10 home runs and seven stolen bases in 43 games.

Grace Raynor is an associate reporter for Teddy Cahill is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.