Highly touted Tampa Bay Rays prospect Wil Myers hit his first Major League home run today and did so on the grandest and biggest of stages.
After Sam Fuld walked and Desmond Jennings doubled, Evan Longoria was intentionally walked to load the bases. Myers, the number four ranked prospect in all of baseball according to MLB.com and Baseball America stepped to the plate and launched a fly ball into the right-center stands which New York Yankees outfielder Brett Garnder may or may not have helped over the wall.
Assisted by Garner or not, it was Myers’ first Major League bomb and it was a grand slam – not too bad of a memory for the young talent. Even more impressive than that, Myers became the youngest player to do such since Ken Griffey Jr. did it in 1991.
Per Dave Haller:
Wil Myers is the youngest player to hit a grand slam at Yankee Stadium (including Yankees) since Ken Griffey Jr. on 7/23/91 (L. Guetterman).
That’s some good company, young buck.