Brady Williams

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Brady Charles Williams (born October 18, 1979) is an American professional baseball manager. He has been the manager of the Montgomery Biscuits, Double-A farm system affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball, since January 27, 2014.[1]

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, he is the son of Jimy Williams, a former Major League infielder, coach and manager. Brady Williams, an infielder himself, was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 45th round of the 1999 Major League Baseball draft out of Pasco-Hernando Community College. That season, his father was in the process of managing the Red Sox to a wild card berth in the 1999 American League pennant race. Brady Williams appeared in 264 minor league and 316 independent league games over the course of a seven-year (1999–2005) professional career, batting .233 with 441 hits and 58 home runs. He reached the Double-A level for eight games in 2002 as a member of the New Britain Rock Cats. During his active career, the 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), 185 lb (84 kg) Williams batted and threw right-handed.

In 2006, Williams became a coach in the Tampa Bay organization at the Class A level, and has been a manager with the Short Season-A Hudson Valley Renegades (2009), Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (2010–12), and Class A Charlotte Stone Crabs (2013) prior to his promotion to the Montgomery assignment. He was named the Midwest League's top managerial prospect of 2012 by Baseball America,[2] and through 2016 had compiled a win-loss record of 541–502 (.519). In his second year in Montgomery, Williams led his club to the second-half North Division championship and the Southern League playoffs. In 2016, Williams' Biscuits won the second-half division title and notched a full-season record of 76–64. They fell in the first playoff round to the eventual league champion Jackson Generals.

Brady Williams' younger brother Shawn is also a minor league manager and former player; he has been a skipper in the Philadelphia Phillies' farm system since 2014.

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Preceded by
Billy Gardner, Jr.
Montgomery Biscuits manager
2014–
Succeeded by
Incumbent