Nick Williams and family

From left, Indianapolis Indians’ Josh Bell, and Lehigh Valley IronPigs’ J.P. Crawford pose with Annie Williams and sons Seth, 11, Jonah, 9, and Nick, 22, before a game between the Indians and IronPigs on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Victory Field in Indianapolis.

Nick Williams entered his first season at Triple-A this year expecting he’d have to make some adjustments — especially to the opposing pitchers.

“They’re veteran big leaguers or have some time there, and they just know how to pitch,” Williams said. “They don’t have to give you anything good to hit. They just know how to nibble and pick at the inside and outside (corners).”

Anthony Oppermann is a former sports talk and studio host and is currently a sports copy editor for The Daily News. He can be reached at

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Connie Holubar

What a great story! As a sports mom with a nephew who was drafted this year, I love reading about the rise through the pro sports levels. Here's wishing Nick the best in AAA and a healthy climb. For his mom's sake, I hope the next trade gets him back to Texas.

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