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Wil Myers will help the Royals lineup.
The Royals have a solid lineup, but there are a few spots that can use an upgrade. One of those spots is in the outfield, where Jeff Francoeur is really struggling with an on-base percentage below .300. The Royals just happen to have a guy waiting in the wings that should be an immediate upgrade.
That upgrade will come when the team decides to promote Wil Myers from Triple-A.
Myers is the kid that was a top prospect heading into last year, but saw his stock drop significantly after struggling at the plate due to injuries. Fortunately, his bat came back to life in the Arizona Fall League.
Myers began the year in Double-A, and he hit a ridiculous .343/.414/.731 with 13 homers and 30 RBI in 35 games. That led to a promotion to Triple-A, where he's done nothing but hit.
Since the promotion, he is hitting .311/.396/.634 with 13 homers and 38 RBI. Overall on the year in 78 games, he is hitting .326/.404/.678 with 19 doubles, four triples, 26 homers, 68 RBI and five steals.
Myers has played right field, center field and third base this year as the Royals are trying to find ways to get his bat in the lineup. He should be able to add some additional pop to the middle of the lineup when they promote him.
Come next year over a full season, Myers could hit 25-30 homers and collect a high number of RBI.