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Wil Myers (Photo: Perfect Game USA)


Biographical Data
Player Name:Wil Myers
Position:Catcher
School:Wesleyan Christian Academy (N.C.)
School Type:High School
Academic Class:Senior
Birthdate:12/10/90
Height:6'3"
Weight:185 lbs.
Bats:Right
Throws:Right
Report Date(s):4/16/09
Game(s):North Davidson HS


Focus Area
Comments
Hitting ability:Myers has the tools to hit -- bat speed and hand strength -- but needs to rework his mechanics. He doesn't cover the outer side of the plate well.
Power:He shows plus raw power now and could be plus in the future, but it remains to be seen if it will translate.
Running speed:A good athlete, he's got above-average speed, especially for a catcher.
Base running:Knows what he's doing on the basepaths, with good instincts.
Arm strength:Has a very strong arm and can throw from his knees to any base.
Fielding:He's played a number of positions and hasn't caught a whole lot, but he has the chance to be an above-average catcher.
Range:Shifts well and blocks balls in the dirt well.
Physical Description:Myers is a very strong, athletic and versatile player who has a Curtis Thigpen-type body.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths: Good athleticism. Tools to hit for power and tools to be a good defensive catcher.
Weaknesses:Swing is a work in progress and needs some overhauling. He hasn't caught much, so it's been hard to assess his skills there.
Summary:Myers is a very intriguing high school athlete with tools aplenty. His swing needs some work, but he's got the bat speed and strength to hit and hit for power in the future. He's played all over the field and has shown the versatility to handle it. He may deliver the most value from behind the plate, where his above-average arm and agility would play well. He hasn't played that much behind the dish, making it a little difficult to assess his skills there. The team that thinks he can handle the tools of ignorance might be the one to take him early.