(Springfield, Mo.) -- According to Baseball America Wil Myers is the third best prospect in the Kansas City organization and the 28th best in all of baseball.
He's in his second go-round with Double-A Northwest Arkansas, and is off to a stellar start after some struggles and a freak injury last season.Myers is off to a hot start in 2012 hitting his seventh homer of the young season on Thursday night.
The Naturals return to Hammons on June 14, Will Myers, might not.
The third-best prospect in the Kansas City organization is off to a simmering start.
"I had to get my confidence back. I went to the Fall League and was able to do that and had some success so like I said I learned a lot," Myers said. "It was the best thing that could have happened for me."
What happened was Myers experienced failure for the first time in his baseball career last season.
"It's one of them things for a while," said Naturals manager Brian Poldberg, "anything that could go wrong, did go wrong for him."
It all started with a freak injury. Last Easter after a rain out, Myers was running in to his Springdale, Ark., apartment in a down pour, slipped and split open his left knee.
Then he re-opened the wound and contracted a Staph infection. The 21-year old missed a month and finished the season hitting .254.
"It was the lowest point for me in baseball," Myers said. "It was tough for me to deal with that but I definitely learned a lot and it was the best thing that could have happened for me."
Myers used a strong Fall League performance and invitation to big league camp to transition in to this year's hot start.
"All the things that he worked on last year are coming in to use," said Poldberg. "He's been able to utilize them to make himself a better player and he's done a great job for us."
Another blessing in disguise for the Thomasville, N.C.,-native has been his position switch. Myers was drafted in the third round as a catcher in 2009.
But with Salvador Perez seen as the Royals future behind the plate Myers moved to the outfield.
"I definitely struggled at first," Myers said. "With a new position obviously. But I've really learned a lot out there. I've learned how to play balls off the bat so it's been good for me."
Myers soon hopes to be good enough to make the big league Royals, where his friends Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas are already making their marks.
"We have a great farm system and luckily things have turned around up at the big-league level," he said. "Kansas City's got a bright future."
One that Myers should be a part of before too long.
"It's definitely cool to think about the call," he said. "But I want to go out every day and not really worry about that right now. I want to go out and get better every day."