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New York Mets interested in Wil Myers

Kansas City's No. 1 outfield prospect is garnering all kinds of attention in the Hot Stove season

Matt Ryerson-US PRESSWIRE

Wil Myers appears primed to be a franchise player, but exactly which franchise that is remains undetermined. The Mets are showing a heavy interest in making the Royals prospect wear a different shade of blue and join third basemen David Wright as the future of the team.

Myers was the Royals' thrid-round pick in 2009, and - according to Baseball America - the nearly 22-year old outfielder is the number one prospect in the Royals' farm system and one of the best in baseball as a whole. Myers' 2012 batting line doesn't belie this, with a .314 batting average and 37 home runs splitting time between Double-A Northwest Arkasnas and Triple-A Omaha.

The Royals are already rich with young hitting talent at the big-league level with Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas manning the corner infield spots for the foreseeable future. Their weakness is pitching staff, and Mets' prospect Zach Wheeler could be an enticing piece for Kansas City going forward. Though nothing has been mentioned, be certain Kansas City is going to put a premium on their young stud.

The Royals, who haven't finished above .500 since 2003, are coming off a third-place finish in the AL Central.