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Top 50 Prospects: #38 – Wil Myers

#38 Wil Myers

Kansas City Royals

DOB: 12/10/1990

Previous Rank: 15

ETA: 2013

Myers was ranked considerably higher last year, but a tough season in the Texas League as a 20-year-old has knocked him back a bit.  A triple slash line of .254/.353/.393 wouldn’t look nearly as bad if he was still behind the dish, but those numbers from a corner guy are far less impressive.  Nevertheless, he was a 20-year old in a very advanced league for someone that age, and all of the tools are still present.  Additionally he missed about a month of the first half due to a freak knee injury.

Year Age Tm Lg Lev G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA
2009 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk 22 96 84 19 31 7 2 5 18 2 0 .369
2009 18 Idaho Falls PION Rk 18 80 68 18 29 7 1 4 14 2 0 .426
2009 18 Burlington APPY Rk 4 16 16 1 2 0 1 1 4 0 0 .125
2010 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A+ 126 541 447 70 141 37 3 14 83 12 6 .315
2010 19 Burlington MIDW A 68 294 242 42 70 19 1 10 45 10 3 .289
2010 19 Wilmington CARL A+ 58 247 205 28 71 18 2 4 38 2 3 .346
2011 20 Northwest Arkansas TL AA 99 416 354 50 90 23 1 8 49 9 2 .254
3 Seasons 247 1053 885 139 262 67 6 27 150 23 8 .296
Rk (1 season) Rk 22 96 84 19 31 7 2 5 18 2 0 .369
A (1 season) A 68 294 242 42 70 19 1 10 45 10 3 .289
AA (1 season) AA 99 416 354 50 90 23 1 8 49 9 2 .254
A+ (1 season) A+ 58 247 205 28 71 18 2 4 38 2 3 .346
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/24/2011.
Year Age Tm Lg Lev G PA AB HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB
2009 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk 22 96 84 5 18 9 18 .369 .427 .679 1.106 57
2009 18 Idaho Falls PION Rk 18 80 68 4 14 9 15 .426 .488 .735 1.223 50
2009 18 Burlington APPY Rk 4 16 16 1 4 0 3 .125 .125 .438 .563 7
2010 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A+ 126 541 447 14 83 85 94 .315 .429 .506 .934 226
2010 19 Burlington MIDW A 68 294 242 10 45 48 55 .289 .408 .500 .908 121
2010 19 Wilmington CARL A+ 58 247 205 4 38 37 39 .346 .453 .512 .966 105
2011 20 Northwest Arkansas TL AA 99 416 354 8 49 52 87 .254 .353 .393 .745 139
3 Seasons 247 1053 885 27 150 146 199 .296 .399 .477 .876 422
Rk (1 season) Rk 22 96 84 5 18 9 18 .369 .427 .679 1.106 57
A (1 season) A 68 294 242 10 45 48 55 .289 .408 .500 .908 121
AA (1 season) AA 99 416 354 8 49 52 87 .254 .353 .393 .745 139
A+ (1 season) A+ 58 247 205 4 38 37 39 .346 .453 .512 .966 105
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/24/2011.
Year Age Tm Lg Lev G Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G CS%
2009 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk C 11 109 94 14 1 1 .991 9.82 42%
2009 18 Idaho Falls PION Rk C 9 92 78 13 1 1 .989 10.11 45%
2009 18 Burlington APPY Rk C 2 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 8.50 0%
2010 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A+ C 75 574 503 66 5 2 .991 7.59 32%
2010 19 Burlington MIDW A C 47 365 318 43 4 2 .989 7.68 34%
2010 19 Wilmington CARL A+ C 28 209 185 23 1 0 .995 7.43 26%
2011 20 Northwest Arkansas TL AA LF 6 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 2.33
2011 20 Northwest Arkansas TL AA CF 13 30 29 0 1 0 .967 2.23
2011 20 Northwest Arkansas TL AA RF 75 158 148 4 6 1 .962 2.03
2011 20 Northwest Arkansas TL AA DH 4 0.00
2011 20 Northwest Arkansas TL AA OF 94 202 191 4 7 1 .965 2.07
3 Seasons 184 885 788 84 13 4 .985 4.74 33%
C (2 seasons) C 86 683 597 80 6 3 .991 7.87 33%
CF (1 season) CF 13 30 29 0 1 0 .967 2.23
RF (1 season) RF 75 158 148 4 6 1 .962 2.03
DH (1 season) DH 4 0.00
LF (1 season) LF 6 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 2.33
OF (1 season) OF 94 202 191 4 7 1 .965 2.07
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/24/2011.

Perhaps the most encouraging aspect of Myers 2011 is that he has been arguably the best player in the AFL with a ridiculous line of .380/.500/.722 and 14 XBHs.  Myers continues to receive rave reviews for his discipline and eye at the plate, and his arm still grades as a 60 at least in right.  The bat speed is still there now that he is healthy, and his bat track should produce home runs as he matures.

His foot speed is more than enough to handle a corner outfield position as well, and there is a realistic chance that he will bring about 10 steals to the Royals offense during the early part of his Major League career, which we at The Sombrero anticipate beginning within the next year and a half.  Look For Myers somewhere in next year’s top 10 if he has a healthy 2012 and maintains rookie status.


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