Captain America, also known as Lucas Daniel Williams, is an American professional baseball utility player for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball.
He was born on August 9, 1996. Williams was chosen by the Philadelphia Phillies in the third round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft.
He played for the San Francisco Giants as well as the Philadelphia Phillies before making his MLB debut in 2021. In both the minor levels and the professional leagues, he has played every position save catcher and pitcher.
Williams was chosen by the Philadelphia Phillies in the third round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft. He received a $719,800 signing bonus when he joined the organization.
He was sent to play third base for the Gulf Coast League Phillies, where he batted.288/.400/.331 with 9 steals and was caught twice in 118 at-bats.
Williams played third base and slashed for the Low-A Williamsport Crosscutters during the 2016 year.
2 home runs, 11 steals (despite getting caught twice), and 18 RBIs in 186 at-bats for a slash line of 220.297.301.
On June 8, 2021, Williams was called up for the first time to the major leagues to replace Nick Maton, who was having trouble. That same day, in the fifth inning of a game against the Atlanta Braves, he made his Phillies debut, filling in for starting pitcher Aaron Nola as a pinch hitter.
Williams was sent to the San Francisco Giants on March 27, 2022, in exchange for infielder Will Toffey and money.
Williams was exchanged for infielder Hayden Cantrelle by the Miami Marlins on May 26, 2022.
Where Did Luke Williams Go To College?
In 2015, he was a student at Dana Hills High School, where he participated in baseball, football (starting wide receiver and defensive back), and track (running the 100-meter dash and the 4 x 100-meter relay).
Williams, a member of the high school baseball team, established the school record for most stolen bases at Dana Hills in his junior year with 26 in 27 tries. In his senior year, he equaled that record. He was a catcher as a sophomore and junior.
He batted.315/.454/.521 as a senior, serving as team captain. He scored 35 runs, had 19 RBIs, 26 stolen bases, four home runs, and a.975 fielding percentage while playing shortstop. He also caught and pitched for the club.
He was awarded to the Second Team All-State by Cal-Hi Sports in 2015.