Wil Myers made liars out of those who said he wouldn’t go in the MLB Draft, although he didn’t warrant a first-round selection, he did get the call from the Kansas City Royals, who chose him in the third round, with the 91st overall pick of the draft.
Not trying to start any fires, but Myers put the pliers on the possibility that he can clamp down his spot on a professional baseball roster in the very near future if he so chooses. Myers still has his deal on the table with the South Carolina Gamecocks if he decides to go the college route.
I have not personally met Wil, but he has created a positive stir in our local baseball community and we want to wish the former High Point Wesleyan Trojan the best as he continues to take to his game to the next level, whether that ends up being in Kansas City, Missouri or in Columbia, South Carolina.(The KC Royals have a short-season team that plays down in Burlington, N.C. these days and that might be a nice starting point for Wil.)
It has been fun reading about the exploits of Wil Myers and his coach Scott Davis and here’s the inside from Tom Keller in today’s News and Record, the on-line edition.