5 Reasons Hitting Phenom Wil Myers Is Ready to Star at the Major League Level

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5 Reasons Hitting Phenom Wil Myers Is Ready to Star at the Major League Level
Matt Ryerson-US PRESSWIRE

Since entering the Royals' system in 2009, Wil Myers has absolutely raked at every stop—excluding his injury-plagued 2011 campaign where he batted .254/.353/.393 with 23 doubles, eight home runs, 49 RBI, 87 strikeouts and 52 walks in 99 games.

He seemingly came back with a chip on his shoulder this season, as he’s assaulted Double- and Triple-A to the tune of .308/.385/.593 with 152 hits, 26 doubles, 35 home runs, 104 RBI, 137 strikeouts and 61 walks.

The 21-year-old outfielder began the season at Double-A Northwest Arkansas, where he batted .343/.414/.731 with 11 doubles and 13 home runs in 35 contests and received a quick promotion to Triple-A Omaha.

In the 93 games since that promotion, the right-handed hitter is batting .294/.375/.542 with 15 doubles, 22 home runs and 74 RBI.

Throughout the entire season, there has been ongoing speculation about when the Royals may finally call him up to the major leagues. And with rosters set to expand from 25 to 40 players on Sept. 1, it has only intensified over the last two weeks.

In my opinion, Myers is ready for the challenge.

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