All fantasy baseball season owners have been waiting for Tampa Bay Rays OF Wil Myers to get called up. He has been the most owned player in the minors this season and has drawn a Mike Trout-like buzz among fantasy circles. There was finally whisperings of the star prospect being called up this week, but yet nothing has happened.
The outfielder is a pure hitter and continues to tear the cover off the ball. This year with the Durham Bulls, Myers is hitting .283 with 54 RBIs and 13 home runs. He has even scored 41 runs to go along with a staggering .358 On Base Percentage. These stat lines would get any other prospect instantly promoted, but yet Myers is still swinging away down in North Carolina.
Desmond Jennings has obviously become a fixture in center field and Matt Joyce has earned his stripes playing in right field. However, it is mind-boggling that the team is still starting Sam Fuld or Sean Rodriquez in the outfield instead of calling up their five-star prospect. Myers is clearly much better offensively, so it is odd that manager Joe Maddon continues to roll with the two under-achieving veterans.
Myers is clearly the next superstar outfielder in fantasy. It just comes down to when he will be gracing us with his presence. The team doesn’t appear to be in a hurry to get him to the show, so fantasy owners will just have to remain patient.