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Wil Myers was the top prize in the four-prospect trade package that sent James Shields and Wade Davis to Kansas City. After putting together an outstanding 2012 season in Class AA and Class AAA ball, the 22-year-old has become arguably the best hitting prospect in all of baseball.
Myers batted .314/.387/.600 with 37 home runs and 109 RBI last year, earning him both the J.G. Taylor Spink Award and the Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year award.
As you can see from the numbers, Myers' main forte is his impressive raw power. He also has great bat speed and the ability to hit well for power and get on base proficiently. On the basepaths, he's an average runner with decent speed.
Myers' main weakness overall is his plate discipline. The exciting power does come with some swing-and-miss tendency, as he struck out 140 times in 134 games last season. Hopefully, Myers will be able to fix the holes in his swing as he matures overall as a ballplayer.
Defensively, Myers is nothing special but nothing below average either. He played center field, right field and some third base in 2012, but right field will most likely be his main position in the majors. With a plus arm and average range, he should manage pretty well there.
Barring an injury, Myers will most likely get his first taste of the big leagues this season with Tampa Bay. The only question is how early. If he goes on a tear this spring, he could even make the Opening Day roster.