Wil Myers wins Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year award
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Sep 4, 2012
Kansas City Royals prospect Wil Myers received a nice line for the back of his rookie card on Tuesday when Baseball America named him its 2012 Minor League Player of the Year. The honors keep piling up for Royals prospect Wil Myers. The award and a dollar, though, won't even get Myers a subscription to Baseball America, let alone a ticket to the big leagues. It was a real honor to be able to be selected for that," Myers said, referring specifically to the Baseball America honor. For Myers, his regular season concluded with impressive numbers. In 134 Minor League games 99 with Omaha and 35 to start the season with Double-A Northwest Arkansas the 21-year-old outfielder hit 37 home runs, the second most in the Minor Leagues this season. Myers, ranked as the Royals' No. 2 prospect by MLB.com, and the Storm Chasers wrapped up the regular season on Monday in Albuquerque, qualifying for the postseason as they'll try to repeat as Pacific Coast League champions. The 21-year-old outfielder hit .313/.387/.600 with 37 homers between his time with Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha in 2012 and beat out prospects like the Rangers' Jurickson Profar and the Cardinals' Oscar Taveras for the honor.