Among all the outfielders drafted in fantasy baseball leagues this spring, OF Wil Myers of the Tampa Bay Rays was easily one of the most popular picks. Myers has been a fan-favorite for sometime, and as a result, he was often drafted within the top-20 outfielders this spring.
Myers has a brilliant 2012 campaign in the minors. He finished with an amazing .314 batting average to go along with 37 home runs and 109 RBIs. He quickly flew up prospect rankings and fantasy owners have been salivating over his potential ever since.
The North Carolina native has been severely struggling so far this season. He currently has an unthinkable .200 batting average (10-for-50) and the slugger hasn’t produced any power numbers. He hasn’t hit a single homer and has only driven in four runs. He has a pathetic .240 Slugging Percentage and the youngster hasn’t come close to living up to his limitless potential this fantasy season.
Myers is still young, and like most youngsters, he can be free-swinging. The outfielder struck out 91 times in the majors last season in just 88 games and has already fanned 16 times in his 13 games this season.
Luckily, it is only the third week of the regular season and the outfielder has plenty of time to turn things around. Myers will develop into a fantasy All-Star this season; it may just take him a little longer than expected.