Tuesday, June 18, 2013

'Wil' Myers Help Tampa Bay's Anemic Offense?

Rays Phenom Wil Myers
One of the most interesting aspects of the upcoming "three games in two days" love fest between Boston and Tampa will be the Fenway debut of the Rays' Uber-Prospect Wil Myers. Myers was the centerpiece of the trade that sent James Shields to Kansas City, and he will now be expected to pump up Tampa's paltry offense. Myers hit a robust .354 in his final 23 AAA games—clouting 10 HRs and driving in 32. Over the last five games, Tampa has averaged just 2.4 runs. Of course, the Rays will not exactly be facing the iron of the Red Sox pitching staff—with Felix Doubront and Alfredo Aceves going in today's twi-night double-header. It will be interesting to see if Myers really is the next coming of Mike Trout and Bryce Harper.