KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals prospect Wil Myers was announced Monday as the J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner as the Topps/Minor League Player of the Year.
Myers is the third member of Royals organization to win the Spink Award, joining Johnny Damon (1995) and Alex Gordon (2006).
This is the third national award for the 21-year old outfielder, who was named Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America and USA Today.
Myers opened the 2012 season at Class AA Northwest Arkansas before a promotion to Omaha in mid-May. Myers hit .304 with 24 home runs and 79 RBIs in 99 regular-season games with the Storm Chasers.
Overall, his 37 home runs were the second-most in minor league baseball, while his 109 RBI ranked fourth overall and his 313 total bases led all minor leaguers.