Wil Myers wins Topps/Minor League Player of the Year

Matt Ryerson-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas City outfielder Wil Myers was given the J.G. Taylor Spink Award on Tuesday as the best minor league player in America.

After hitting .314 with 37 home runs between Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha this season, Kansas City Royals outfield prospect Wil Myers was named the Topps/Minor League Player of the Year on Tuesday as reported by Jake Kaplan of MLB.com.

The 21-year-old Myers was also named the top minor league player of 2012 by both Baseball America and USA Today, and became only the third Royals player in team history to take home the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, following in the footsteps of both Johnny Damon and Alex Gordon. Myers also joins Josh Beckett ('01) and Andruw Jones ('96) as just the third player to ever win all three prestigious minor league awards in a season

Currently ranked the No. 3 prospect in all of baseball according to MLB.com's prospect watch, the 6'3 Myers appears more than talented enough to hit for power and average at the next level when he finally does get the call. Only Double-A Reading's Darin Ruf hit more home runs this year with 38, while Myers' placed fourth in RBI with 104 and led the entire minors with 333 total bases.

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