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Prospect Review – Will Myers


The first prospect up for review this season is Wil Myers of the Kansas City Royals.

The Basics
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
How Acquired: Drafted out of High School by the Royals in the 2009 draft (3rd Rd)
Age as of 4/1/11: 20

Scouting Reports and 2010 Statistics
The Baseball Cube
MLB.COM Top 50 Prospect Report

Team           Lg  G  AB  R  H HR RBI SB BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG
Burlington   MIDW 68 242 42 70 10  45 10 48 55 .289 .408 .500
Wilmington   CARL 58 205 28 71  4  38  2 37 39 .346 .453 .512

Prospect Ranks
Hardball Times: #4 (KCR – 2011)
Deep Leagues: #2 (Catcher – 2011)
Project Prospect: #8 (Overall – 2011), #2 (Catcher – 2011)
Bullpen Banter: #1 (Catcher – 2010)
Baseball America: #2 (KCR – 2011)
John Sickels: #3 (KCR – 2011)
Baseball Prospectus: #4 (KCR – 2011)
Scouting Book: #3 (Catcher – 2011)
Top Prospect Alert: #3 (KCR – 2011)

Analysis

Myers was drafted out of high school by the Royals, but appeared to fall farther in the draft than was anticipated. Prior to the draft, Keith Law thought he would go at #12 to the Royals in his final mock draft, Lincoln Hamilton at Project Prospect thought he might go as high as #4, and ranked him as his 24th best prospect in the draft on the day of the draft. Even MyMLBDraft.Com had him at #30 overall. Clearly, it appears no one saw him lasting all the way to #91 overall.  It appears that he fell in the draft due to signability concerns, but the only place I really found mention of that was this post by Project Prospect. Interestingly, he did spend the majority of the summer with the Royals’ affiliate in the Appalachian League, working out but still unsigned.

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Season Previews in Review: American League Central


Back during Spring Training, I took a look at each team and made predictions about how each team would do and how I thought their season would go. This was the first year doing this, and I figured now was a good time to take a look back and see how it went. I reviewed the AL East previously, and now it’s on to the AL Central.

Chicago White Sox

Predicted Record: 84-78            Actual Record: 88-74

This team’s record ended up slightly better than I thought it would, but actually finished in the same spot in the standings I believed that they would. They got solid pitching as usual, but not as much from Jake Peavy once he suffered a season ending injury. The move to second base for Gordon Beckham seemed to cause him some serious struggles throughout most of the season, and he didn’t seem to get his bat back until after the All-Star break.

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