Wil Myers

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Wil Myers
Kansas City Royals – No. --
Outfielder
Born: (1990-12-10) December 10, 1990 (age 21)
Thomasville, North Carolina
Bats: RightThrows: Right
 
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Wil Myers
Kansas City Royals – No. --
Outfielder
Born: (1990-12-10) December 10, 1990 (age 21)
Thomasville, North Carolina
Bats: RightThrows: Right

William Bradford "Wil" Myers (born December 10, 1990, in Thomasville, North Carolina) is a minor league baseball outfielder in the Kansas City Royals system.[1]

Myers was ranked the third-best prospect in the Kansas City Royals farm system by Baseball America prior to the start of the 2010 baseball season, and was ranked among the top 50 prospects in baseball by John Manuel in Baseball America's Midseason Updated Top 25 Prospects. In January 2010, MLB.com ranked Myers as the 33rd-best prospect in baseball.[2] In November 2010, Baseball America ranked Myers as the second-best prospect in the Kansas City Royals' farm system.[3]

Career

Myers was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the third round, with the 91st overall selection, of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft.[4] Myers signed a contract with the Royals, that included a $2 million dollar signing bonus, in August 2009.[5] He attended Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point, North Carolina.[6]

Myers made his debut in professional baseball in 2009, when he batted .369 with 5 home runs in 84 at bats with Royals' Rookie League affiliates, the Idaho Falls Chukars and the Burlington Royals.[7] Myers began the 2010 season playing catcher for the Burlington Bees of the Midwest League, and was named to the Midwest League All-Star team.[8] On July 1, 2010, the Royals promoted Myers to the Wilmington Blue Rocks of the Carolina League,[9] a league generally considered more advanced than those he had previously played in. In his Carolina League debut, Myers had three hits, including a two-run single that gave his new team a three-run lead.[10] Myers finished the 2010 season batting .315 with a .429 on-base percentage overall, and totalled 14 home runs, 83 runs batted in, and 85 walks between his time in the Midwest League and Carolina League.[7] He was named to appear in the 2012 All-Star Futures Game.[11]

References

  1. ^ "William Myers Stats, Bio, Photos, Highlights | Wilmington Blue Rocks Stats". Minorleaguebaseball.com. http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=C&sid=t426&t=p_pbp&pid=571976. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  2. ^ "2010 Top 50 Prospects | Top 50 Prospects: No. 33 - Wil Myers, C, KC — Video | MLB.com: Multimedia". MLB.com. 2010-01-02. http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=7150921&topic_id=7962336. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  3. ^ By J.J. Cooper (2010-11-14). "Prospects: Rankings: Organization Top 10 Prospects: Kansas City Royals Top 10 Prospects". BaseballAmerica.com. http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/rankings/organization-top-10-prospects/2011/2610923.html. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  4. ^ By Dick Kaegel / MLB.com (2010-01-02). "KC brings Crow home in Round 1 | MLB.com: News". MLB.com. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090609&content_id=5227474&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  5. ^ By Rustin Dodd / MLB.com (2010-01-02). "Royals agree to deals with Myers, Dwyer | MLB.com: News". MLB.com. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090817&content_id=6471474&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  6. ^ "2009 Draft | MLB.com: Events". MLB.com. http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/draft/y2009/reports.jsp?content=myers. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  7. ^ a b "William Myers Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. 1990-12-10. http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=myers-006wil. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  8. ^ "Scout.com: Paukovits, Myers named MWL All-Stars". Royals.scout.com. 2010-06-10. http://royals.scout.com/2/976265.html. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  9. ^ "Scout.com: Wil Myers Profile". Milb.scout.com. http://milb.scout.com/a.z?s=381&p=9&c=2&cid=981435&nid=5051312&fhn=1. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  10. ^ Janus, Matt. "MYERS MAKES WILMINGTON DEBUT MEMORABLE | Wilmington Blue Rocks News". Minorleaguebaseball.com. http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100701&content_id=11824640&vkey=news_t426&fext=.jsp&sid=t426. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  11. ^ http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120620&content_id=33663130&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

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