The dream has come true for young Wil Myers and his family out of High Point, N.C. and it couldn’t have happened to a nicer family.
It’s a happy night at the Myers household and congratulations to them all and especially to Wil who is on his way!
Royals, Myers Agree On $2 Million
A day after agreeing to terms with Chris Dwyer on a fourth-round-record $1.45 million bonus, the Kansas City Royals are aggressively spending again. They have agreed with Wil Myers on a $2 million bonus, by far the highest in the third round this year and more than five times MLBâ€™s $380,700 recommendation for his slot (No. 91) in the draft. Itâ€™s also the fourth-largest in the entire 2009 draft so far, trailing only that of Tony Sanchez (Pirates), Matt Hobgood (Orioles) and Mike Minor (Braves)â€”all of whom were taken in the first seven picks.
Myersâ€™ bonus is by far the highest in the third round this year, topping the $475,000 the Phillies gave Kyrell Hudson at No. 106. Itâ€™s also just short of the all-time record for third round: $2.29 million for the Marinersâ€™ Matt Tuiasosopo in 2004.
A catcher/third baseman from Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point, N.C., Myers was rated as a first-round talent by some clubs. He combines athleticism and offensive potential and drew comparisons to former National League MVP Dale Murphy, who began his pro career as a catcher. Myers had committed to South Carolina.
Good Job Wil, and always remember, if there’s a Wil, then there’s a way!