Rumors are that the Kansas City Royals are looking for starting pitching. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Royals are shopping top prospect Wil Myers. The Chicago White Sox should jump on this opportunity.
A little bit about Myers. He is a stud prospect and was ranked the second best prospect in the Royals farm system. MLB ranked him as the 33rd best prospect in all of baseball. In 2012 he was named to the All-Star Future game representing the United States.
In his short minor league career Myers has put up monster numbers. In 2012 he batted .314 for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals of AA and the Omaha Storm Chasers of AAA. Look at his numbers in 2012. He had an on base percentage of .387, drove in 109 runs, and hit 37 home runs.
Career wise he is a .303 hitter and has an on base percentage of .395. The numbers are amazing. The White Sox have to jump on this.
The Royals are interested in starting pitching. The White Sox currently have Gavin Floyd who could be available for a trade. If the Royals are interested in Floyd for Myers the White Sox could throw in another pitcher such as Matt Thornton.
Obviously if the Royals are asking for top tier starting pitching then the White Sox have to be careful. The White Sox shouldn’t deplete their top pitching or their top prospects for one player. I know I just said that Myers seems special but the White Sox don’t want to deplete their entire farm system for one player.
If the White Sox can get Myers then they should. I don’t care how confident they are with their young outfielders. A player like Myers doesn’t seem to come around very often. Let alone a top prospect that an organization is willing to shop and trade. Plus if the White Sox can steal a top prospect from the Royals that is even better.
If I was Rick Hahn I would act fast on this. You don’t want to pull the trigger too late.
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