On Tuesday, we officially closed the book on December's Wil Myers blockbuster mega trade when the Royals acquired Elliot Johnson from the Tampa Bay Rays as the player to be named later. It's a move that makes complete and total sense.

Johnson may be one of the grittiest players in the league.

As Retro noted on Tuesday, Johnson was signed by the Rays as a nondrafted free agent out of high school in Arizona in 2002. That's correct... He signed a professional contract as an undrafted high schooler. I guess when the alternative is Eastern Arizona JC, why not?

He began his professional career in Princeton in the Appalachian League and did relatively well. The next season, he advanced to A-ball but missed half the season due to an injury. He repeated the level the following season and was able to get his career back on track.