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Royals prospect Myers generates buzz at FanFest

Royals prospect Myers generates buzz at FanFest

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Royals prospect Myers generates buzz at FanFest
KANSAS CITY -- The All-Star Game came to Kansas City to celebrate baseball's current stars. All-Star FanFest has been packed with former All-Stars and Hall of Famers. But there was quite a bit of excitement generated Friday by one of the Royals' future stars.

Outfielder Wil Myers, currently playing with the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers, was at FanFest on Friday, and his presence was a thrill for the many Royals fans in attendance. Walking the floor of the massive exhibition hall, fans stopped Myers for pictures, and his hour-long autograph session generated an extensive line.

"This place is crazy," Myers said. "I've never been to a FanFest before, and I've never seen anything like this. All of the events going on and all the people, it's pretty cool. I'm excited about it. It's definitely cool to see these hometown fans. We have the best fans in baseball, I feel like."

Appropriately enough, the line stretched past the Hometown Heroes exhibit, celebrating Royals greats of the past and present. Royals fans are hoping he'll soon be in that company.

"It's huge," said Royals fan Brian Gant of the excitement surrounding Myers. "I hope he doesn't fail. Even when he has failed, he's come back ... you can't not root for him."

Myers is having a stellar season in the Minor Leagues. He's crushed 27 home runs in 83 games between Omaha and Double-A Northwest Arkansas, getting Royals fans primed for his eventual arrival in the big leagues.

Myers will be playing in the SiriusXM Futures Game on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium. It's the second time he's participated in the event, but this time, he said, will be much better because of his increased production, and the fact that he's playing in the ballpark he hopes to soon call home.

It almost feels like a lie to say he has yet to make the big time. He was autographing All-Star Game programs with his picture on the cover.

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