The MLB Futures game is loaded with the All-Stars of tomorrow, so to be honored among such storied company is something to truly celebrate. That’s why Kansas City Royals fans should rejoice when ESPN’s Keith Law calls Wil Myers the best hitter of all of the players in this year’s MLB Futures Game.
The Royals recognize they have a special talent already in house and he’s responded their trust with 27 home runs between AA and AAA so far this season. He’s the long-term heir apparent to Jeff Francoeur in right field. For now, he’ll have to impress at the Futures game.
Law writes, “Myers, who is hitting .327 across two levels this year, can flat-out hit, and if we weren’t all so busy asking how Mike Trout went only 25th in the 2009 draft, we might be asking how Myers ended up in the third round. (Money was one of the reasons, of course.) Now that last year’s knee injury is well behind him, his lower half is working more like it used to, allowing him to drive the ball to all fields. He has a simple, natural swing, with great ability to manipulate the bat, and has shown he can hit all kinds of pitching.”
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