The Kansas City Royals have been among the MLB's most notorious bottom-dwellers for the better part of the last two decades. Long gone are the days of George Brett and Frank White. Fans must now experience the likes of Jeff Francoeur, Jeremy Guthrie, among countless other underachievers that have donned blue and white over the years.
However, for the first time in a long time, there is a cautious sense of optimism settling in over Kauffman Stadium. With a budding star in Eric Hosmer already on the roster, the presumed addition of outfielder Wil Myers into next year's lineup brings hope to a seemingly hopeless baseball city.
Myers is a 21-year-old that spent the majority of his 2012 campaign in Triple-A. While his .313 batting average and 37 home runs this year is enough to excite fans in itself, Myers' all-out style of play reminds scouts of Bryce Harper and Mike Trout.
It's completely unfair to expect Myers to produce like either Harper or Trout anytime soon. However, the guy has the potential to become the cornerstone of the Royals lineup for years to come.
Let's take a look at six specific ways that Wil Myers will help turn things around in Kansas City.