Milwaukee Brewers right-handed relief pitcher Devin Williams, who produced arguably the greatest year ever seen from a reliever during the pandemic-shortened season and is a favorite to win National League Rookie of the Year, won't take the bump for the NL wild-card series versus the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Williams will enter October holding a 4-1 record with an 0.33 ERA, 0.63 WHIP and 53 strikeouts across 27 innings of work. In total, he struck out 53% of the batters he faced, which would be an all-time record for a pitcher who tossed at least 20 innings in a season.
As of the final week of September, Williams was on pace to eclipse the record for strikeout-to-hit ratio among eligible pitchers with at least 50 strikeouts and also set new club marks in WHIP and opponent's batting average.
His status beyond the wild-card series was unknown as of Wednesday afternoon.