Myers was young for the 2016 high school class, so he’ll be just 20-years-old until August of next season. Originally a sixth-round pick by the Orioles, Tampa Bay traded Tim Beckham for Myers in a one-for-one swap in July of 2017. He’s coming off a solid Class A debut, having pitched to a respectable 3.71 ERA over 23 appearances in the Midwest League.
Myers’ fastball worked in the low-90s during my backfields looks, a tick down from the 91-to-94 mph range he has shown when in mid-season form. His best off-speed is a shapely curveball in the mid-70s, a tight down breaker with consistent action. He wrinkled in a cutter and change, displaying the same ability to change speeds and keep hitters off balance that he has showed throughout his pro career.
No one pitch truly grades as a no-doubt plus, but the sum-of-parts gives Myers the ceiling of a #5 starter. He just missed the ranked portion of our Rays Organizational Review this winter, though that’s more a statement of Tampa’s prospect depth than a knock on Myers. He’s still over a year away from factoring into the Rays’ big league mix, ticketed to start 2019 in High-A.