FT. MYERS, Fla. — Trevor Williams had his most successful outing of the spring on Wednesday, striking out eight Minnesota Twins in 5.1 innings of work at Hammond Stadium.

Williams didn’t have his most efficient outing of the year, taking 97 pitches to get to the first batter of the sixth inning. But his stated goals for the appearance were to get close to 100 pitches and get up and down six times, so in that regard, it was mission accomplished.

“At this point in Spring Training, we’re pretty much in season mode,” Williams said. “Opening Day is a week from today. It’s gotta be dialed in. We accomplished what we wanted to accomplish today, it was just extremely inefficient.”

Catcher Elias Diaz said Williams had all of his pitches working with the exception of the two-seam fastball, ...

To celebrate the upcoming MLB draft, we’re offering a big subscription discount of 18% off from now through the draft , so that you can follow all of our updates and coverage.To get the discount, use the code MLBDRAFT for an Annual subscription, or MLBDRAFT3 for a Top Prospect Plan.

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail help@piratesprospects.com.