Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 6/24/13
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Wil Myers jogged with an expressionless stare in the second inning, as if 422-foot home runs are supposed to happen often. He glanced twice toward center field after he rounded first base. He never broke his stride. The Tampa Bay Rays envisioned moments like this when they promoted the outfield prospect June 16, these did-he-just-do-that displays that serve as proof that perhaps the hype around this uncommon 22-year-old is deserved. Among most, it was thought Myers would appear at Tropicana Field sometime this season, his promotion a formality after he became the centerpiece of a blockbuster trade with the Kansas City Royals last December that made Tampa Bay part ways with valued right-hander James Shields. Yet Myers call-up came with some caution. Some wondered if it happened too early, after just 64 games with Triple-A Durham. Some wondered if more seasoning might be appropriate, particularly with his defensive skills in right field. Some wondered if a pre...
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