After a stellar year in the Kansas City Royals farm system, Wil Myers has rounded out a full season of accolades with the honor of being called the Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America. With 37 home runs across multiple levels, Myers had the second most homers of anyone in the minors with 37 and the fourth most RBI with 109.
Myers is the third Royals prospect to win the honor after Tom Gordon in 1988 and Alex Gordon in 2006. While he's been a possible call-up all season long, it's clear the Royals want to take their time and avoid rushing their next slugger in the heart of the order. It's widely believed that Myers will supplant Jeff Francoeur in right field in the future, perhaps as soon as next spring.
Myers was a third round choice in the 2009 MLB Draft and appeared in this year MLB Futures Game as well as the Triple-A All-Star Game.