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Don't overrate Wil Myers' current value

8/22/2014
Wil Myers has struggled in his second season, including a .177/.239/.274 slash line versus lefties. Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports

It's difficult to tell if Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wil Myers would be owned in roughly half of ESPN's standard leagues, and be one of the most-added players over the past week, had he not won the AL Rookie of the Year award in 2013. It might sound unfair, but Myers is hitting .221 and he missed nearly three months with a wrist fracture that was not dealt with surgically. I like Myers and think his future -- starting next spring -- is bright, but this sure seems like a case of name value affecting a player's ownership, and awards tend to feed that beast more than most factors.