‘What will rookie Wil Myers do in his first at bat?’

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Myers’ big league dream ‘finally coming true’
Rays’ top prospect ‘focused on having good at-bats’ when he makes debut

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays announced Sunday they were calling up their No. 1 prospect in advance of Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

“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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