Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 12/9/12
Tampa Bay Rays Press Release ST. PETERSBURG, FL The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired four prospectsoutfielder Wil Myers, right-handed pitcher Jake Odorizzi, left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery and third baseman Patrick Leonardfrom the Kansas City Royals in exchange for right-handed pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis as well as a player to be named. Myers, who turns 22 tomorrow, began the 2012 season with Double-A Northwest Arkansas and earned a May 16 promotion to Triple-A Omaha. He hit a combined .314 (164-for-522) with 37 home runs (second most in minor league baseball), 26 doubles, 109 RBI, 61 walks, a .387 on-base percentage and .600 slugging percentage in 134 games. After the season, he was named the consensus Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America, USA Today and ToppsMinor League Baseball. In addition, he was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 1 prospect, Best Hitter for Average and Best Power Hitter in the Royals farm system. Myers was a mid- and postseason ...
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