Everyone has Wil Myers pegged as the next big thing. I don’t know, I’m lukewarm on the guy. He’s going to be a serviceable big league player who has a long and productive career. But I’m not sure he’s ticketed to be a star.
However, there was nothing lukewarm about his past week in the game.
Playing in games 29 through 33 in his big league career, Myers amassed a .455/.952/1.407 batting line which included three home runs, eight RBI, five runs, and a stolen base. It was a short week in that it only included five games for Myers, but he lit up Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium like a ten year veteran.
Myers is a major reason that the Rays should be taken seriously right now as a contender for the whole damn thing. They’re quietly dominating and atop many a power ranking around baseball.
Wil Myers, your Hard Hittin’ Mark Whiten Player of the Week. No batting gloves included.