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Wil Myers | Outfielder

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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According to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres do not intend to trade Wil Myers.
Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reported over the weekend that the Padres have expressed interested in acquiring Phillies ace Cole Hamels and that Myers, whom the Padres just acquired from the Rays, could be included in the deal. But Lin hears Monday from "sources within the organization" that Myers will be in center field for San Diego on Opening Day 2015. Let's not rule anything out quite yet. Dec 22 - 10:45 AM

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Padres manager Bud Black said Friday that Wil Myers playing center field "is a possibility."

Black doesn't want to etch anything in stone, and we can hardly blame him because general manager A.J. Preller might trade all three of his new outfielders over the weekend. However, it sounds like the plan is for Myers to handle center, with Justin Upton manning left field and Matt Kemp in right. Myers has nine games' worth of experience in center field in the majors and 100 games' worth of experience there in the minors. It's going to be a brutal defensive outfield, but the Padres are obviously hoping they can make up for it with their bats.
Dec 19 - 5:32 PM

Padres acquired OF Wil Myers, C Ryan Hanigan, LHP Jose Castillo and RHP Gerardo Reyes, Rays acquired OF Steven Souza, C Rene Rivera, RHP Burch Smith, 1B Jake Bauers and LHP Travis Ott, Nationals acquired RHP Joe Ross and a player to be named later in a three-team trade.

The much-discussed deal is now official in the books. Myers, the 2013 American League Rookie of the Year, is the big fish here. The young outfielder struggled with a .222/.290/.320 batting line with six home runs and 35 RBI in 87 games last season, but he's under control through 2019 and is a nice long-term get for the Padres. Shortstop prospect Trea Turner will be the player to be named in the deal but can't officially be announced yet because he was just drafted in June.
Dec 19 - 12:22 PM

According to Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM, the three-team Wil Myers trade is "done."

Bowden has the breakdown of who's heading where: Padres shortstop prospect Trea Turner and pitching prospect Joe Ross will go to the Nationals. Myers, Ryan Hanigan, and minor league pitchers Jose Castillo and Gerardo Reyes will go to the Padres. Steven Souza, Travis Ott, Rene Rivera, Burch Smith, and Jake Bauers will go to the Rays (with Ott and Souza coming from the Nats). All the players involved need to pass physicals before the trade can be made official.
Dec 17 - 5:33 PM

According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays are "down to two scenarios" for a Wil Myers trade.

One of those scenarios involves the Nationals, but the Rays are still waiting to hear if Washington is in or out. Topkin says Tampa Bay is currently set to give up Myers, Ryan Hanigan, and two lower-level minor leaguers to get Rene Rivera, Burch Smith, and Jake Bauers back from the Padres. Then some more players -- possibly Padres shortstop prospect Trea Turner -- would be moved in a third branch of the deal. There should be a resolution to this whole thing by Thursday.
Dec 17 - 4:40 PM

The Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin writes that there's no timetable for the completion of the Rays' trade of Wil Myers to the Padres.

According to Topkin, "talks remain ongoing" and the deal's finalization could come "[Wednesday] or carry on to Thursday." The trade talks could take slightly longer simply because of the large number of pieces involved. ESPN's Jim Bowden reported that the players coming back to the Rays for Myers would include Jake Bauers, Joe Ross, Burch Smith and "two others." It is also being reported that one or more of these prospects could subsequently be traded to another team.
Dec 17 - 11:55 AM

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that according to his sources, the Rays were working on a "multitude of thing" with "a lot of moving parts."

The largest of this multitude would appear to be a trade of outfielder Wil Myers to the Padres, which is reportedly nearing completion. Beyond that, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick wrote that he thought it was possible that the Rays would end up trading at least one of the prospects the team received in the deal. Rosenthal didn't specify whether everything the Rays were working on hinged on Myers being dealt, or if they were also looking toward moves independent of the young slugger's movement.
Dec 17 - 11:33 AM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Rays and Padres were "nearing the finish line" on a trade involving Wil Myers.

No word on if there's a third team involved in the possible trade, though Crasnick tweeted that he was hearing that it was a two-team trade with the possibility of the Rays flipping a prospect later. Among the prospects who could possibly be shifting from the Padres to the Rays are the likes of Austin Hedges, Matt Wisler, Burch Smith and/or R.J. Alverez. Myers struggled in 2014, hitting just .222/.290/.320 with six home runs and 35 RBI in 87 games. Despite his struggles, the 24-year-old Myers is a unique talent who is under contractual control until 2019.
Dec 17 - 10:49 AM

Jason Churchill of 1090 The Fan in Seattle reports that there are "strong indications" the Mariners are the third team involved in the Wil Myers trade talks.

Churchill says that Myers could be headed to the Mariners and Taijuan Walker to the Padres in the deal, with other prospects going to the Rays. It's not clear whether he's hearing something or is just reading the tea leaves. It does make sense, as there were reports earlier in the day that the Mariners were close to trading for a hitter. Three-team deals often fall apart, but this one definitely looks to have legs.
Dec 16 - 10:05 PM

Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reports that some players involved in the potential deal sending Wil Myers to the Padres could be flipped to another team.

Passan likens it to the trades earlier this month involving Andrew Heaney, who was dealt from the Marlins to the Dodgers before being flipped on to the Angels. While it doesn't appear the trade will be completed Tuesday night, the odds are looking good that it will eventually get done. Austin Hedges, Matt Wisler, Burch Smith and R.J. Alvarez have been mentioned as possible players heading to Tampa Bay.
Dec 16 - 9:52 PM

Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reports that there is "significant optimism" a potential trade sending Wil Myers to the Padres will get done and is "very close" to being completed.

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported earlier Tuesday that it's unlikely a deal would be consummated before the end of the day, but it does appear that something could be wrapped up relatively quickly. It's not clear who exactly would be involved in the deal, but players mentioned from San Diego's side include Austin Hedges, Matt Wisler, Burch Smith and R.J. Alvarez. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal first reported that the two sides were talking.
Dec 16 - 8:14 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the potential trade sending Wil Myers to the Padres is "said to have a chance."

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported earlier Tuesday that it's unlikely a deal would be consummated before the end of the day, but it does appear the talks have some legs. Heyman also adds that Burch Smith is one player that could head to Tampa in the deal. Other players previously connected to the potential deal from San Diego's side have been Austin Hedges, Matt Wisler and R.J. Alvarez.
Dec 16 - 8:09 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Rays and Padres are discussing a "significant trade" that would involve outfielder Wil Myers heading to San Diego.

Rosenthal says a "number of players" would be involved in the swap, though it's "not known" if the trade is actually close to happening. Myers batted just .222/.294/.320 with six home runs and 35 RBI in 87 games this past season for Tampa Bay, but he's only 24 years old and should have a bright future. Myers is under contractual control through 2019.
Dec 16 - 5:45 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays have received calls from "about a half-dozen teams" regarding the availability of Wil Myers.

The Rays seem more likely to deal Matt Joyce this offseason, but Myers could fetch a huge return if he's made available. Still, he's just 24 years old and is under team control through 2019. While he's coming off a disappointing season, we suspect he'll stay put.
Dec 10 - 8:13 AM

Wil Myers' struggles continued in Friday's loss to the White Sox, going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts.

The reigning American League Rookie of the Year has had a miserable, injury-plagued season, slashing a mere .219/.295/.322 with six homers and 32 RBI in 301 at-bats. He will represent a nice buy-low candidate heading into 2015 fantasy drafts.
Sep 19 - 10:44 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Tim Federowicz
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Tommy Medica
2B1Jedd Gyorko
2Taylor Lindsey
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Yangervis Solarte
3Cory Spangenberg
LF1Justin Upton
2Carlos Quentin
3Rymer Liriano
CF1Wil Myers
2Will Venable
3Cameron Maybin
4Abraham Almonte
5Trayvon Robinson
RF1Matt Kemp
2Seth Smith
3Jake Goebbert
4Alex Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Andrew Cashner
2Ian Kennedy
3Tyson Ross
4Brandon Morrow
5Odrisamer Despaigne
6Robbie Erlin
7Cory Luebke
8Aaron Northcraft
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joaquin Benoit
2Kevin Quackenbush
3Dale Thayer
4Nick Vincent
5Alex Torres
6Tayron Guerrero
7Leonel Campos
8Frank Garces