Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas were two of the more anticipated prospects in Royals history until their recent call-ups in 2011. Just a year ago, though, they were still in High A and Double A respectively. They also represented the Royals in the All-Star Futures Game in Anaheim during the All-Star Break.
Both started and Hosmer could have (should have in my opinion) been the MVP of the game, going 4-5.
Myers, a consensus top three prospect among Royals, has had a rocky, but effective season in Springdale so far.
A knee bruise followed by a minor infection caused him to miss some games, but he’s put up a .295/.366/.418/.756 line in 39 games. Over his last ten, he’s been on fire, hitting .378/.465/.595/1.060.
Herrera is a rising star in the minors after battling injuries and mechanics changes. The 5’10″ 162 pound righty has a combined 40/3 K/BB ratio in 35.1 innings with both Wilmington and Northwest Arkansas in 2011. He’s also gotten 1.79 ground outs for every air out across both levels, with a 2.09/1 ratio in Double A. That’s a recipe for pitching success and he’s compiled a 1.27 ERA in 2011.
That’s pretty filthy.
Myers hitting prowess and Herrera’s pitching mastery will be on display July 11th.