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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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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

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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

Wil Myers is not in Monday's lineup against the Giants.

He's presumably getting a routine day off. Yangervis Solarte will fill in at first base while Ryan Schimpf plays third. Alexi Amarista will play second base.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 06:30:00 PM

Wil Myers went 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBI and a run scored to help lead the Padres over the Rockies on Saturday.

He cracked a double in the second inning that scored two runners and would have plated another if the ball had not bounced over the wall. Myers' line doesn't blow you away -- .258 batting average with 24 homers, 86 runs and 79 RBI -- but when you combine that with his 25 stolen bases you have a fantasy stud. This is the first year Myers has been able to stay healthy. He has 527 at-bats after never managing more than 335 in his previous three seasons.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 12:27:00 AM

Wil Myers drove in a run with a single in the eighth inning but that was his only hit of the game in a loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.

He has a .259 batting average with 24 homers, 83 runs scored and 76 RBI in 130 games. Myers entered the season with 16 career steals but has swiped 25 bags already this year. The steals boost an otherwise good-but-not-great package into a fantasy stud. This marks the first time Myers has been able to stay on the field for more than 88 games in a season. He is finally paying dividends for those who invested in him.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 12:02:00 AM

Wil Myers went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Thursday against the Braves.

He was certainly due; Myers hit just .127 with no homers and 27 strikeouts in his previous 14 games, dropping his OPS from .854 to .798. The two-run homer gave him just his third multi-RBI day in 41 games since the All-Star break.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 03:18:00 PM

Wil Myers (illness) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in his return to action Tuesday.

He had been held out a couple days with a stomach virus. Myers is stuck in a dreadful offensive rut, batting just .123/.197/.200 over his last 71 plate appearances. His season OPS has dropped 62 full points in that span, from .862 to .800.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 08:40:00 AM

Wil Myers was scratched from the Padres' lineup Sunday with a stomach virus.

He should be OK in a day or two. Yangervis Solarte will slide across the diamond to cover for Myers, with Adam Rosales entering the lineup at third base.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 01:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Austin Hedges
2Christian Bethancourt
3Luis Torrens
4Hector Sanchez
1B1Wil Myers
2Jamie Romak
2B1Ryan Schimpf
2Carlos Asuaje
3Cory Spangenberg
4Jose Pirela
SS1Luis Sardinas
2Javier Guerra
3Allen Cordoba
4Dusty Coleman
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Brett Wallace
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Alex Dickerson
2Rafael Ortega
CF1Travis Jankowski
2Manuel Margot
3Franchy Cordero
RF1Hunter Renfroe
2Jabari Blash
Starting Pitcher
S1Christian Friedrich
2Jhoulys Chacin
3Luis Perdomo
4Jarred Cosart
5Clayton Richard
6Paul Clemens
7Miguel Diaz
8Colin Rea
9Robbie Erlin
Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Maurer
2Carter Capps
3Ryan Buchter
4Brad Hand
5Kevin Quackenbush
6Buddy Baumann
7Jose Torres
8Keith Hessler
9Jose Ruiz
10Zach Lee
11Will Locante
12Andre Rienzo
13Jon Edwards
14Craig Stammen