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Wil Myers | First Baseman | #4

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (0) / KC
Contract: view contract details
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Wil Myers is playing first base Friday after leaving Thursday's game with neck tightness.
Myers said afterwards that he had just had a neck spasm. Mar 17 - 3:15 PM

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Wil Myers' neck injury was a muscle spasm.

Myers had to come out of Thursday's Cactus League game with what was thought to be neck stiffness but was actually a spasm. Manager Andy Green said the spasm has been "resolved" and doesn't imagine it being an issue going forward. "The report I got was he's completely fine," said Green. Myers might not miss any time.
Mar 16 - 8:15 PM

Wil Myers left Thursday's Cactus League game against the Royals with neck tightness.

Dusty Coleman pinch-ran for Myers after he reached on a fielding error during the fourth inning. Coleman also took his place at first base. Myers was hitless in his two plate appearances before exiting. It sounds like his departure was probably precautionary, but it's something to keep an eye on. Myers has had an excellent spring, hitting .370 over 27 Cactus League at-bats.
Mar 16 - 6:12 PM

Wil Myers went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI single in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Brewers.

Myers' double off Trevor Cahill was his first of the spring. He is looking to build on a 2016 season in which he hit .259/.336/.46 with 28 homers, 99 runs scored, 94 RBI and 28 steals in 157 games played. Injury had previously prevented him from playing in more than 90 games.
Mar 11 - 7:19 PM

Wil Myers went 2-for-2 with a home run in a loss to the Brewers on Thursday.

He went deep of Zach Davies in the third inning. It was his second home run in what has been a solid Cactus League for Myers so far. He has a .412 batting average and 1.389 OPS in 17 at-bats. Playing his first full injury-free campaign in 2016, he turned in a .259/.336/.461 slash line with 28 home runs, 99 runs scored, 94 RBI and 28 stolen bases. That makes him an upper-echelon fantasy hitter.
Mar 9 - 8:11 PM

Wil Myers pounded his first home run of the spring Wednesday in the Padres' Cactus League win over the Athletics.

Myers teed off on Chris Smith by slamming a fourth-inning solo blast to left-center field. He was hitless in his other two at-bats. Myers somehow survived the Padres’ fire sale last season and even earned himself a six-year extension along the way. The 26-year-old offers an extremely rare power/speed combo at the first base position. If you’re thinking about drafting a Padre in fantasy, he’s the one.
Mar 1 - 6:24 PM

Padres signed OF Wil Myers to a six-year, $83 million contract extension with a $20 million club option for 2023.

The extension had been in the works all offseason and finally became official Tuesday when Myers passed his physical in San Diego and signed along the dotted line. The contract -- a record-setter for the Friars -- will pay $2 million in 2017-2018, $3 million in 2019, and $20 million annually between 2020-2022. Myers enjoyed a breakout year in 2016, tallying 28 home runs, 94 RBI, 28 stolen bases, and 99 runs scored in 157 games. We would expect a definite drop in steals in 2017, but the 26-year-old remains a big building block for the Padres and a high-upside fantasy option at first base.
Jan 17 - 5:47 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Wil Myers' contract extension with the Padres is for six years with an option for a seventh year and is worth $83 million.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal was first to report on Myers' impending extension last Friday, and Heyman has some more details. He did not specify what kind of option it was or how much it's worth. The contract covers Myers' three arbitration years and potentially first four years of free agency. He's coming off a season that saw him bat .259/.336/.461 with 28 home runs, 94 RBI, 28 stolen bases and 99 runs scored.
Jan 16 - 9:31 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres are close to signing Wil Myers to a six-year contract extension worth more than $80 million.

The Padres have stripped their roster down to the bare bones almost across the board, but it appears they're wanting to lock up one of their cornerstones to a long-term contract. The deal would cover Myers' three arbitration years, as well as his first three years of free agency. Health has often been an issue for the 26-year-old, but he stayed on the field in 2016 and batted .259/.336/.461 with 28 home runs, 94 RBI, 28 stolen bases and 99 runs scored.
Jan 13 - 3:53 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, for the Padres to trade Wil Myers they would have to be "blown away" by an offer.

Myers survived the team's barrage of trades this summer and now the Padres are looking to make him their franchise cornerstone. The two sides have begun extension talks, though no deal is imminent. Myers had his best season this year, hitting .259 with 28 HR, 94 RBI and 28 steals. Most of those were career-highs.
Source: Fox Sports
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 09:07:00 PM

Padres GM A.J. Preller said that he will meet with the agent for Wil Myers later this week to discuss a possible extension.

Without an extension, Myers will be eligible for arbitration after the 2017 season. The 25-year-old slugger is coming off his best major league season to date. In 599 at-bats during the 2016 campaign, he slashed .259/.336/.461 with 28 homers, 94 RBI and 28 steals.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 04:43:00 PM

Wil Myers went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

He singled and scored in the third inning. The Padres mounted a comeback attempt in the eighth inning in which Myers stroked an RBI single and then scored on a Hunter Renfroe double. Myers has a .257 batting average with 28 home runs, 94 RBI, 98 runs scored and 28 stolen bases.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 11:37:00 PM

Wil Myers went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and an intentional walk in the Padres' 7-2 win over the Giants on Friday.

The homer came in the first off Albert Suarez. Myers is up to 28 homers and 91 RBI in 567 at-bats. He combined for 27 homers and 117 RBI in 885 at-bats over his first three big-league seasons.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 03:06:00 AM

Wil Myers hit his 26th homer and walked twice Monday as the Padres edged the Diamondbacks 3-2.

Myers has been threatening to finish his "breakthrough" season with a sub-.800 OPS, but he's back up to .802 now. He's hitting .220 with seven homers and eight doubles in the second half after coming in at .286 with 19 homers and 19 doubles before the break.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 01:29:00 AM

Wil Myers went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer Friday against the Rockies.

It was just his second home run in his last 29 games. Myers has proved to be an excellent value for fantasy owners this season by amassing 25 homers, 83 RBI, and 25 steals over 142 games, but the great majority of his production was in the first half.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 01:11:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Austin Hedges
2Christian Bethancourt
3Luis Torrens
4Hector Sanchez
5Tony Cruz
1B1Wil Myers
2Jamie Romak
2B1Ryan Schimpf
2Cory Spangenberg
3Jose Pirela
SS1Luis Sardinas
2Erick Aybar
3Javier Guerra
4Allen Cordoba
5Dusty Coleman
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Brett Wallace
LF1Alex Dickerson
2Jabari Blash
3Collin Cowgill
CF1Travis Jankowski
2Manuel Margot
RF1Hunter Renfroe
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Jhoulys Chacin
3Clayton Richard
4Christian Friedrich
5Luis Perdomo
6Jarred Cosart
7Trevor Cahill
8Robbie Erlin
9Colin Rea
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Maurer
2Carter Capps
3Brad Hand
4Ryan Buchter
5Kevin Quackenbush
6Miguel Diaz
7Buddy Baumann
8Keith Hessler
9Jon Edwards
10Craig Stammen
11Jose Torres
12Will Locante
13Jose Ruiz