Update on Wil Myers from Wesleyan Academy in High Point

Posted by Andy Durham on September 5, 2009 at 4:12 pm under High School, Professional | Comments are off for this article

Wil Myers now at Idaho Falls with the Kansas City Royals farm system…….

No. 5 WIL MYERS, C
ROYALS

Team: Rookie-level Idaho Falls (Pioneer)
Age: 18
Why He’s Here: .370/.455/.667 (10-for-27), 2 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBIs, 4 BB, 7 SO, 1-for-1 SB

The Scoop: For the past couple of years, the Royals have been aggressively drafting high-priced players who slip in the draft because of their bonus demands. Myers, the team’s third-round pick this year, signed for first-round money ($2 million) and has quickly gone out to prove he’s worth the cash. In 10 games with Idaho Falls, he has seven extra-base hits and four multi-hit games. Myers’ defense behind the plate isn’t as advanced as his bat—he has three passed balls in 10 games—but the early returns are very promising.


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