After hitting 27 home runs over his first three minor league seasons, Wil Myers exploded for 37 home runs last year in 134 games between the Royals’ Double-A and Triple-A affiliates. Although he had always showcased plus raw power to all fields with a quick, explosive swing and exceptional extension after contact, his mature plate discipline prevented its utilization.
However, by employing a more aggressive, free-swinging approach last season, Myers finally tapped into his power in a big way, though it did come at the cost of a career-high 140 strikeouts. Regardless, the 22-year-old has still established himself as one of the top power-hitting prospects in the game over the last year.
But which young hitters are poised to break out the boom stick in 2013?
Here’s a look at seven prospects who should see a spike in their power numbers during the upcoming season.