Royals right fielder Wil Myers put up numbers on par with Mike Trout in 2010, but a knee injury slowed him in 2011. Myers showed the ability to control the strike zone last year, but his swings just didn't look the same, and he finished hitting .254/.353/.393 with Double-A Northwest Arkansas with eight homers in 99 games.
Back in Double-A this year, Myers has nearly matched his entire 2011 home run output in just 17 games. Myers, 21, went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, a walk and a steal today, giving him five home runs and a .319/.382/.623 slash line in 77 plate appearances.
Myers has shown he can crush a fastball, but the power is coming at the expense of some swing and miss, as Myers has struck out 23 times. At some point though, Myers will figure out how to balance his skills, making him a potential high OBP, power-hitting right fielder who could be holding down a starting job in Kansas City by 2013.
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