by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) Rays outfielder Wil Myers isn't doing much right now to force the team to bring him up to the majors. The highly touted prospect is batting just .275 with a .422 slugging percentage and 37 strikeouts in 26 games for Triple-A Durham.
Myers is batting .179 (7 for 39) with 17 strikeouts in his last 10 games through Saturday. He has three home runs, four doubles and 17 RBI on the season. He has walked 15 times, which has brought his on-base percentage up to .367.
Wil Myers' time is nearing?
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/25/2013) The Tampa Bay Rays are probably going to play this close to their vests, but it has to be getting close to outfielder Wil Myers' time, based on the following: the Rays have scored fewer runs (79) than the Brewers, Indians and Astros. They're seventh-worst in batting average and ninth-worst in OBP. Only seven teams have lower slugging percentages.
The Rays are currently fourth in the five-team AL East, but -- and this is crazy talk this early -- are just two games out of the second wild card spot (in other words, they're still competitive). Myers, hitting .328 with 12 RBI and an .884 OPS, could be a difference-maker for the team. It's easy to assume that the Rays will wait until June and the vague Super-2 line. But this is a franchise that may value wins in a tight race over saving money several years down the road -- especially considering how open the Rays have been to locking up their younger players in long-term contracts at what turns out to be a nice discount.
Myers is ready to contribute at the major league level and the Rays could use his bat in the lineup. The call-up date may not mean a lot in terms of adding a player already owned in 78 precent of leagues, but it could be a nice early boost for his owners.
Wil Myers shakes off foot injury
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Rays prospect Wil Myers returned to action for Triple-A Durham Saturday. He suffered a bruise after fouling a ball off his right foot Thursday.
Myers is batting .300 with 11 RBI and a .380 slugging percentage through 13 games with Durham.
Wil Myers avoids serious injury
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/19/2013) Rays outfield prospect Wil Myers tweeted he felt no soreness and will miss Friday's game with Triple-A Durham as a precaution. Myers was pulled from Thursday's game after fouling a ball off his foot. He said he hopes to return to the lineup as soon as Saturday.
Wil Myers leaves game after fouling ball off foot
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) Rays outfield prospect Wil Myers was pulled from Thursday's game after fouling a ball off his foot.
When Myers was taken out of the game, some assumed he was headed to the majors. That is not the case. Myers is considered day-to-day. He's hitting .292/.390/.375 in 48 at-bats.
Wil Myers seeking power switch
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) After bashing 37 home runs across Double-A and Triple-A in the Royals' organization last season -- one shy of the minor-league lead held by Darin Ruf -- highly touted outfield prospect Wil Myers has yet to tap into that power this year following a move to the Rays. Through his first 10 games with Triple-A Durham, which is also his first taste of the International League, Myers has only two extra-base hits, both of them doubles.
But despite the power shortage, the fourth-best overall prospect by MLB.com has produced a .297 batting average thanks to a six-game hitting streak to open the season. He is also showing better selection at the plate with nine walks to 11 strikeouts for a stellar .417 on-base percentage. Last year, he whiffed an average of once every 3.7 at-bats.
Still, Myers' promotion to Tampa Bay is considered a foregone conclusion, perhaps coming in the next few weeks as the team has struggled to generate much offense. The Rays have scored just 35 runs this season, the second-lowest total in the majors ahead of only the Marlins (23). Myers alone has plated nine runs, with multiple RBI in four separate outings.
Wil Myers starts hitting streak at Triple-A
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Rays outfield prospect Wil Myers, who was nursing a sore wrist toward the end of spring training, hasn't let the injury affect his performance at Triple-A Durham.
The highly touted prospect has hit safely in each of his first three games. Myers is batting .333 (4 for 12) with one run, two doubles and three RBI.
Wil Myers getting healthy again
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Rays minor-league prospect Wil Myers, who has been nursing a sore wrist, hit off a tee Monday and expects to take batting practice Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Myers expects to rejoin the lineup at Triple-A Durham Wednesday.
Wil Myers has minor wrist injury
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) Rays top prospect Wil Myers has been sidelined down at minor-league camp due to a minor wrist injury, reports the Tampa Bay Times Sunday.
Myers should be back in action shortly. The No. 4-rated prospect in all of baseball, according to MLB.com, will begin the year in the minors for the Rays after hitting .286 this spring with an RBI over 35 at-bats.
Myers spent last year in the Kansas City Royals organization and hit .314 between Double- and Triple-A. Over 99 games with Triple-A Omaha, Myers hit .304 with 24 homers and 79 RBI.
Rays send Wil Myers to minor-league camp
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/16/2013) The Tampa Bay Rays have reassigned top prospect Wil Myers to minor-league camp on Saturday, reports the Tampa Bay Times.
Myers, rated the No. 4 overall prospect to begin the year by MLB.com and Baseball America, saw 30 at-bats this spring for the Rays and hit .300 with an RBI and eight strikeouts.
He will likely begin the year at Triple-A and should make it to the majors before long.
Myers taking early hacks
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/26/2013) Rays outfield prospect Wil Myers went 2 for 3 with a pair of singles during Tampa Bay's 7-2 win over Houston in Grapefruit League action Tuesday. Myers, hailed as the No. 4 overall prospect in the minors by MLB.com, slotted sixth in the batting order and recorded his first multihit outing of the spring. Through his first three exhibition games, Myers has notched a .429 batting average with a double and one RBI.
Myers hitting like 'grown man'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/14/2013)The Tampa Tribune reports Rays prospect Wil Myers impressed a lot of people during his first workout in major-league camp Thursday. Myers hit a few homers during batting practice. "He was hitting the ball firm," infielder Sean Rodriguez said. "He's hitting the ball like a grown man." Perhaps more importantly, Myers left a strong impression on Rays hitting coach Derek Shelton. "Confident is definitely a way to describe him," Shelton said. "But I mean confident in a good way."
Myers officially invited to camp
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/4/2013) The Rays officially announced Monday outfield prospect Wil Myers, who was acquired in a trade with the Royals this offseason, has been invited to major-league spring training.
Myers may start at Triple-A
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (12/23/2012) The Tampa Tribune reports that the Rays may be inclined to start outfield prospect Wil Myers at Triple-A Durham, rather than place him on the major league roster out of spring training. Manager Joe Maddon cited a preference for having young players join the team after opening day, telling the Tribune, "When they make the team out of spring training expectations get raised even higher, and...Opening Day comes and all the stuff is being written and it's tough." The Rays also have a history of delaying the arbitration clock on players, further adding to the speculation that Myers will start the 2013 season in the minors.