Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 6/22/13
With Wil Myers set to make his major-league debut for the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night, there is a natural comparison that arises between him and another outfielder who made his debut with a different American League club just shy of two calendar years ago. If comparisons are going to be made between Myers and the Angels’  Mike Trout, they should start in 2011, the season where Trout actually got his first taste of the big leagues. Wil Myers will make his MLB debut with the Tampa Bay Rays tonight. To establish a frame of reference, Trout played in 40 games for the Angels in 2011, batting just .220 with an OPS of .672. The combination of power and speed that he so proficiently displayed in 2012 weren’t there in his first cup of coffee with Los Angeles, as Trout had just five home runs and four stolen bases in 123 at-bats. Trout was brought up initially as an injury replacement for Peter Bourjos, and actually returned to Double-A Arkansas after a slow start. He returned to the AL Wes...
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