Tampa Bay Devil Rays Prospect Profile for Wil Myers
Wil Myers out of Wesleyan Christian High School (NC) is an outfielder with unique talent. Myers was switched from catcher (where he was excellent) to the outfield a la Bryce Harper, because his bat is where his true major league talent lies. He batted .304 in AAA Omaha last year. He was named by Baseball American as the Minor League Player of the Year and is only 22 years old. He is still adjusting to playing outfield a bit, but he is a high IQ player who will continue to improve defensively. That along with his major league ready bat will see him land in the majors sooner rather than later. We might even get to see him play later this year.
He has had some great .OPS season in the minors, clocking in at .966 in A+, 1.146 in his last AA season, and .932 in his AAA season. He has shown he can also be versatile as far as fielding. He has played defensively at center field, left field, right field, third base, and catcher which we mentioned before. That is quite impressive and versatile from the young man and could land him in as a pinch hitter/outfield help utility player spot in the big leagues. Then if he can manage to keep his averages up, then he could be an every day starter in the majors.