Nick Williams frustrated about lack of playing time

Joe Giglio
April 06, 2018 - 9:47 am
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Nick Williams isn't happy with Gabe Kapler. 

The 24-year-old Phillies outfielder has started just two of the team's first six games. 

"I guess the computers are making it," Williams told Philly.com's Matt Breen on Thursday. "I don't get any of it, but what can I do?"

Breen joined the 94WIP Joe Giglio show on Thursday evening, follow the Phillies' 5-0 home opener win in which Williams did not play. 

"His tone of voice was a tone of frustration, upset, kind of annoyed," Breen said of Williams' comments. "I think he's just a kid who wants to play. He played a lot last year when he came up, he obviously was a big prospect coming to the minors, and now this is a big year. First full season as a major leaguer and first full week of it was spent most of it on the bench. So it's right to think he's pretty frustrated right now."

Williams is just 1-11 this season with four strikeouts. 

Last season, Williams debuted for the Phils on June 30th and played in 83 games, hitting .288/.338/.473 with 12 homers and 55 RBI's. However, with the addition of Carlos Santana, Rhys Hoskins was moved to the outfield, creating a logjam at the position with Odubel Herrera, Aaron Altherr, Hoskins, and Williams.