It has been a rough year for the Burlington Bees, who at 20-39 occupy the basement of the Midwest Leagueâ€™s Western Division. Nevertheless, on Tuesday the Midwest League recognized two Bees who have had excellent seasons thus far. Wil Myers(High Point Wesleyan) and Bryan Paukovits were chosen to play for the Western Division All-Stars when the East and West meet in the Midwest Leagueâ€™s midseason classic at Fort Wayneâ€™s Parkview Field on June 22.
Myers, the Royalsâ€™ third round selection in the 2009 draft, was selected to his first professional All-Star game, and he was named as the Western Divisionâ€™s starting catcher. The 19-year-old catcher has been the Beesâ€™ best hitter this season, and he is currently hitting .280/.395/.487 with eight home runs and 40 RBIs in 193 at bats.
Myers tops the league in RBIs, and he ranks among the circuitâ€™s leaders in several other important offensive categories, such as home runs (4th), walks (6th), slugging percentage (9th), and OPS (9th). All this despite being one of the youngest players in the league.