‘What will rookie Wil Myers do in his first at bat?’
Myers’ big league dream ‘finally coming true’
Rays’ top prospect ‘focused on having good at-bats’ when he makes debut
“It’s really cool,” Myers said. “It’s everything I’ve worked for my whole life and it’s finally coming true. … I didn’t know what day it was going to happen. I was just focused on having good at-bats. Just work hard at Triple-A to improve my game.”
Myers met the team in Boston on Monday and will wear No. 9 once he dresses for his Major League debut.
Myers, MLB.com’s No. 4 overall prospect, was hitting .286 with 14 home runs, 13 doubles, 29 walks and 57 RBIs in 63 games for Triple-A Durham. Myers struggled early in the season, but he’s been raking lately, hitting .354 with 10 homers, seven doubles and 32 RBIs over his last 23 games.
“My average was dropping [early in the season], but I wasn’t having bad at-bats,” Myers said. “So I didn’t really feel bad at the plate, because I knew it would turn around. Eventually I started getting better balls to hit and I was squaring balls up better. It was just one of those things you go through every now and then throughout the year.”
Source: Bill Chastain / MLB.com
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