SURPISE, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Members of the Kansas City Royals walk to the man field before a spring training game against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium on February 27, 2011 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)
Jason Adam allowed just one run during his first four starts, while Wil Myers hit six home runs in April for AA Northwest Arkansas.
April quickly passed with the major league version of the Royals not leaving many positive thoughts on the minds of fans, but there were bright spots scattered throughout the minor leagues. Max Ramirez put together a great month in Omaha, while Nathan Adcock got off to solid start at the AAA level as well, before being called up to Omaha when Everett Teaford was sent down from the big league club.
However we are naming Wilmington starting pitcher Jason Adam and Northwest Arkansas Outfield Wil Myers as the SB Nation Kansas City Minor League Players of the Month for April.
The 20-year old Adam is a local product from Blue Valley Northwest High School who turned down a scholarship to the University of Missouri to sign with the Royals, who drafted him in the fifth round of the 2010 draft.
Adam was recently roughed up on April 28 when he gave up six runs on 10 hits in four innings, but for the month he finished with a 1-2 record and 2.36 ERA in five starts. He allowed just one run through his first four outings. Included in his statistics were 25 strikeouts against just eight walks.
The 21-year old Myers is in his second season with the Naturals, and batted .349/.402/.663 in April, collecting 14 extra base hits in 21 games. He hit six home runs while finishing with 15 RBI.
The third round draft choice in 2009 out of high school in High Point, North Carolina, Myers is rated the 19th overall prospect in baseball according to Baseball America. For his efforts this year, he was also named the Texas League Player of the Week on April 30th.