A quick preamble about the 2013 fantasy baseball rookie series that is coming all this month. Rookies are picked through MLB eligibility requirements, less than 130 ABs or 50 IP. That means no Manny Machado, no Anthony Gose and no Michael Fiers, though you couldn’t get him even if you guys were having sex. Last year’s number one fantasy rookie post was Mike Trout. That wasn’t an accident. I said in the Mike Trout post that “he’s ranked number one for me. Numero uno. The Big Mahoff. He’s the big Statue of Liberty in New York, not that girly one in Paris!” This year, I gotta start the rookie posts with more of the same when it comes to wonderful, don’t I? Not to answer, but to ruminate in that crock pot that’s sitting on top of your shoulders. Eh, slow your juices on the thinking. Of course, I have to go with the number one prospect for 2013 fantasy baseball. This prospect isn’t no ordinary man, this is the prospect I be seeing in my sleep. Wil Myers will be your number one rookie for next year– Wait, this just in. The Royals wrote me a note about Myers. They actually wrote the note about Myers in pencil because they said ink should only be used for special occasions. Oh, man, they’re like a Third World Country with post-its written in unseasoned rice and they just ate the note. If they can’t afford to write notes to fantasy bloggers in pen, can they afford to bring up their top prospect in April? Better yet, what can we expect of Wil Myers for 2013 fantasy baseball?
Beginning of June. That’s when we should expect to see Wil Myers. That’s the important part of the equation. If the Royals have him start the year with the club, they will shock the world with, uh, Wil. Now the Royals will– Ugh. Let’s try Wil will– That’s clunky. How about: The Royals might (though really will) talk about in the preseason how Myers will — doh! — get every opportunity to earn a big league job out of Spring Training. Clubs always say this shizz. They lie like Joe in Say Anything. I put it at a 5% chance Myers actually breaks camp with the club. I’m going on about this because it will — seriously, does his name have to be Wil? — inform our projections. Last year, Myers dominated at Triple-A. He doesn’t have the blazing speed like a Trout, so don’t think we’re getting another one of those. Frankly, we might not see another Trout-type year from a rookie in the next 30 years, and don’t call me Frank Lee. Myers is a power guy, a three-hole hitter. A guy that will — oh, forget it — be startable in ten team mixed leagues that only employs 3 outfielders. He struckout a bit more last year, but that’s because he was finding his power. Wil won’t be a drain on average. Wil will give a line of 40/18/50/.280/5, but at 22 years of age there’s considerable room for upside. Wil’ll probably be launching 35 homers by as soon as his 24th birthday. Will Wil be a 2nd round pick in all of fantasy in two years times? Yeah, Wil will. Stutterer!