2013 Fantasy Baseball: Remain Patient With OF Wil Myers

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If you are looking for the next great fantasy baseball outfielder, look no further than Tampa Bay Rays OF Wil Myers.

Myers was once a highly coveted prospect within the Kansas City Royals farm system, but the thumper was moved to Tampa in exchange for SP James Shields. The move may help KC in the short term, but Myers is an absolute superstar in the making.

The 22-year-old is a natural hitter and has one of the smoothest swings through the strike zone in all of baseball. He always keeps his shoulders level to the ground and can drive the ball with authority to both sides of the field.

In 2012, he crushed an unbelievable 37 home runs through 134 games. He ranked second in the MiLB and showed that he can easily be a guy that can hit 25-plus homers in the majors one day.

Myers is currently torching the minors this year as well. Through 11 games with the Durham Bulls, Myers has racked up 13 hits. He has a robust .317 bating average and has already driven in nine runs.

Many fantasy owners drafted Myers to anchor their outfield, though, and they have become extremely frustrated that he hasn’t been called up yet. However, Tampa Bay is simply being patient with their young slugger, so fantasy owners should do the same. The right-fielder may still be a couple weeks away from getting called up, but it is only a matter of time until this kid is playing at Tropicana Field.

Myers will be always be a .300 hitter, but he will also be able to add 25-30 home runs a season once he matures. He will become a top-10 fantasy outfielder someday and is worth trading several prospects to get in any type of dynasty league.

 

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.


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