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Rays recall Wil Myers from Triple-A

Jun 16, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

Exciting news for Rays fans:

Myers was pulled during Durham’s game with Indianapolis and is expected to join the Rays in Boston on Tuesday for the team’s day/night double-header. The Rays enjoy an off-day tomorrow.

Myers, 22 years old, had hit 14 home runs with an .868 OPS in 288 plate appearances with the Bulls entering today’s game.

In a related move, infielder Ryan Roberts was optioned to Triple-A.

  1. dondada10 - Jun 16, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    So what is going to get misspelled more: Wil or Myers?

    • jcmeyer10 - Jun 17, 2013 at 3:39 PM

      As a Meyer, going to go with that.

  2. yankeepunk3000 - Jun 16, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    DEFF. Will…I mean Wil…Willie?

  3. 13arod - Jun 16, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Glad Ryan is going down

  4. ronswansonsdinner - Jun 16, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Could have used him this series. Excited about the move. Would have got rid of Luke Scott instead of Tatman.

  5. thebadguyswon - Jun 16, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Third place – here you come, TB !!

    • indaburg - Jun 16, 2013 at 7:17 PM

      Hey, you have to pass third place on your way to first, right? :-)

      • lukescottsbedsidemanner - Jun 16, 2013 at 10:42 PM


      • indaburg - Jun 17, 2013 at 5:27 AM


      • thebadguyswon - Jun 17, 2013 at 12:09 PM


  6. luz56 - Jun 16, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Can’t trade him…

  7. alexo0 - Jun 16, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Guess the Super 2 deadline just passed.

  8. indaburg - Jun 16, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    I am so excited!!!!! Yes, I realize the number of exclamation points are redundant, but I’m too excited to care! I actually jumped for joy! I wish I could be there for his debut. Welcome to the bigs, kid. We’ve been waiting for you. I can’t wait to see you play in person. That loud short Dominican yelling your name will be me.

    • nbjays - Jun 17, 2013 at 11:23 AM

      ‘Burgie… calm down and have a margarita or something. Sheesh!

      • indaburg - Jun 17, 2013 at 4:30 PM

        I’ve been on a whisky kick. My team intentionally walked Francouer yesterday. That’s a bad weekend.

  9. buffalo65 - Jun 16, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    The next Matt LaPorta.

    • tuberippin - Jun 16, 2013 at 8:22 PM

      …And you’re basing this comment off of what, exactly?

      Not from the same organization.
      Not traded to the same team.
      Not traded to the same division.
      Not similar in batting stance or style.
      Not similar in production; Matt LaPorta maxed out at 22 HRs in the minors across two levels; Wil Myers hit 37 across AA and AAA last year. At no point during any minor-league stop was Matt LaPorta as productive as Wil Myers.

      Really the only relation I see between the two is that they’re both at least six feet tall, bat right-handed, and have experience playing the outfield.

      • leeeroooyjeeenkiiins - Jun 17, 2013 at 12:32 AM

        Also they both play baseball.

  10. 13arod - Jun 16, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    ronswansonsdinner Luke is hitting know dummy

  11. royalintx - Jun 16, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    Wil’s strikeout rate likely to put Laporta to shame. From an admittedly biased position, I doubt Wil is ready.

    • tuberippin - Jun 17, 2013 at 1:27 AM

      First of all, LaPorta put himself to shame.

      Secondly, Wil Myers had high K rates in AA and AA ball (25% in AA, 23% in AAA). However, he also has BB rates throughout the minor leagues that were as high or higher than LaPorta. Wil Myers also had significantly higher power numbers however you want to look at it: he had a higher rate of HRs and XBHs across the minors, a higher ISO, a higher SLG%, higher OPS, equal or higher wRC+ ratings across minor-league levels…

      Honestly, if you’re trying to slander the chances of Wil Myers becoming a superstar, the best move would be to point out the numerous Royals top prospects who have been promoted over the past few years only to play poorly (exception granted for Salvador Perez).

  12. kcrobert10 - Jun 16, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    I find it interesting that they waited till kc had come and gone. Oh well I’m not worried we won 3 out of 4 so its been a good weekend. I do worry about his ability to hit mlb breaking balls and his k rate is worrisome as well. Don’t give up on him when he struggles at times. Don’t be surprised if it takes him 2-3 yrs to mature and adjust to ml pitching. See hosmer, Gordon, butler who came out of that royals system all took 2-3 yrs to get going.

    • tuberippin - Jun 17, 2013 at 1:30 AM

      “See hosmer, Gordon, butler who came out of that royals system all took 2-3 yrs to get going.”

      Hosmer still has yet to “get going”. He’s looking better in June, but he still has yet to touch an .800 OPS since September 2011.

      Alex Gordon took four seasons (2007-2010) between his promotion and his breakout (2011), and in three of those aforementioned seasons he was a below-average hitter.

  13. blingslade - Jun 17, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Wil Meyers
    Will Meyers
    Will Myers
    William Meyers
    Bill Myers
    Bill Meyers

    The funny thing is his name is actually William Myers.

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