Choosing the KC Royals Minor League Player of the Year was the easiest choice I made when giving out end of season awards. Maybe it was because he was THE best Minor League player in 2012 and has been racking up awards all off season.
Outfielder Wil Myers followed up his down 2011 season with a 2012 season most only dream of. He returned to Double-A to start the season and hit .343 over just 35 games before earning a promotion to Triple-A. He hit .333 in 15 games in May and .300 in 28 games in June, which earned him a starting spot on the Pacific Coast League All-Star team. He also started in right field for the US in the Futures Game.
Most, if not all, Royals fans wanted Myers to stay at Kauffman Stadium following the All-Star break to make his Major League debut. Instead, Myers returned to Omaha, where he finished the season losing in the PCL finals (where he struggled).
Overall in Triple-A, he hit .304 in 99 games with 24 home runs and 79 RBIs. His overall homerun total of 37 was second in all of minor league baseball.
Those numbers earned him the honor of being named Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year (among others) and being their cover boy.
The only question surrounding Myers now is when the Royals will let him loose.