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The Rookie of the Year award can occasionally be an exercise in searching out, rather than celebrating, a worthy candidate. The list of former winners is littered with one-offs and flame-outs among future Hall of Famers.

Between Wil Myers and Jose Fernandez, it sure looks as though the class of 2013 has a bit of staying power. Fernandez famously shot to the big leagues at the tender age of 20, after pitching only in the low minors. Wil Myers was the odds-on favorite to take home the honor last year at this time, so well was he regarded as a minor leaguer.

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Wil Myers of the Kansas City Royals was named the Minor League Player Of The Year today by Baseball America. A quick glance at the 21-year-old’s numbers over 591 plate appearances at Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha, and the news should come as no surprise.

Myers bashed 37 home runs, slugged .600 and got on base in almost 39% of his plate appearances across both levels. He will most likely be listed atop the majority of  the prospect ranking lists that come out ahead of the 2013 season, and no, your favorite team will not be able to acquire him for your three least favorite bats off the bench.

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