The Wil Myers era is about to begin in Tampa Bay. The highly touted outfield prospect is set to make his much anticipated MLB debut tomorrow in the series opener against the Boston Red Sox. The number 4 prospect in all of baseball, Myers got shipped to the Rays in a deal for former ace James Shields during last offseason. He has spent the year playing solid baseball for the Triple-A affiliate Durham Bulls, putting up .286/.356/.520 slashline to go along with 14 home runs and 57 RBIs.
Manager Joe Maddon wants to ease Myers into the big leagues, saying in a recent tweet: “I don’t want to lump a bunch of high expectations on Wil. We’ll put him in the bottom of the order and let him play, just be a Ray.
A great strategy from one of the American Leagues best managers, no need to add any pressure on the already huge expectations fans, coaches, and scouts have on Myers for the foreseeable future. Expect Myers to come in and play his part, be a team player, and begin his growth to a main cog in the middle of the Rays’ order for years to come.