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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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Wil Myers had a pair of singles and contributed a go-ahead, three-run home run in Friday's comeback win over the Cubs.
There was a bit of controversy, as Myers appeared to be struck out looking on a pitch by Brian Schlitter in the seventh inning. It was called a ball by home plate umpire Sam Holbrook, though, and Myers prompted belted the next pitch over the center field wall. Manager Joe Maddon then let Holbrook hear it and was tossed. Myers is now hitting .333/.348/.511 in the early going for the Padres and has multiple hits in five out of his last six starts. Apr 17 - 5:35 PM

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Wil Myers is not in the Padres' lineup Sunday.

It's just a day of rest. Jedd Gyorko and Derek Norris are also getting a day off, as the Padres are going with Will Venable in center field, Yangervis Solarte at second base and Wil Nieves at catcher.
Apr 12 - 1:53 PM

Wil Myers doubled in Clint Barmes in the bottom of the eighth to lead the Padres past the Giants 1-0 on Friday.

The Giants left Jeremy Affeldt in to face Myers after a walk of pinch-hitter Clint Barmes, and it didn't work out, with Myers supplying the only run of the game. He also singled earlier in the contest. He's 5-for-24 through five games as a Padre. He's taking the leadoff role to heart, with three steal attempts already. He was successful on the first two against the Dodgers, but he was throwm out tonight.
Apr 11 - 1:33 AM

Wil Myers will bat leadoff for the Padres in Monday's season-opener versus the Dodgers.

Here is the full lineup for the new-look Friars, who are taking on Clayton Kershaw at Dodger Stadium: Wil Myers CF, Derek Norris C, Matt Kemp RF, Justin Upton LF, Will Middlebrooks 3B, Jedd Gyorko 2B, Yonder Alonso 1B, Clint Barmes SS, James Shields SP.
Apr 6 - 12:34 PM

Padres manager Bud Black said Monday that he would "possibly" consider using Wil Myers some at first base during the season.

Myers played three innings at the position Sunday and also played two games at first base last season with the Rays. "Possibly," Black said when asked about using Myers at first during the season. "The versatility that Wil has shown in his entire professional career is something not to ignore." It seems unlikely that Myers will play a whole lot at first, but we could see it some against lefties, allowing the Padres to bench the left-handed hitting Yonder Alonso and put Cameron Maybin in center field.
Mar 30 - 6:46 PM

Padres manager Bud Black admitted Sunday that Wil Myers has been taking some ground balls at first base during morning drills.

It's very limited exposure to the position, but he could be an emergency option there at some point during the season. With a loaded outfield that doesn't have room for Will Venable and Cameron Maybin to play regularly, if Myers can show capable at the position it just gives Black one more moving piece to work with.
Mar 29 - 8:16 PM

Wil Myers went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a solo home run in Sunday's game against the Indians

Myers entered the afternoon batting just .211, so it was quite a helpful afternoon for the Padres' new center fielder. His fifth-inning homer off of Trevor Bauer knotted the game up at 2-2. Myers is one of a handful of candidates -- including Cameron Maybin, Yangervis Solarte, and Will Venable -- to bat leadoff for the Padres.
Mar 15 - 6:44 PM

Wil Myers went 0-for-3 versus the Indians on Saturday, causing his spring average to drop to .211.

Myers is now 4-for-19 on the spring. It's still too early to panic, but Myers is coming off of a disappointing sophomore season and is being considered for the lead-off spot in Bud Black's lineup.
Mar 14 - 7:02 PM

Wil Myers walked and hit a solo home run in four trips to the plate Saturday versus the Giants.

In the fourth inning, Myers took Tim Lincecum out to right field for a line drive home run, his first of the spring. Part of the Padres' new-look outfield, Myers could potentially lead off this season. A slight increase in at-bats along with an improvement on last year's numbers would be a nice boost for Myers' fantasy value.
Mar 7 - 6:48 PM

Padres manager Bud Black on Friday listed Wil Myers as an option to hit leadoff.

"(Yangervis) Solarte, (Wil) Venable, (Cameron) Maybin and Myers – let’s start there," Black said. Myers is the only one of the names Black listed who's guaranteed a spot in the lineup, so it's a reasonable guess that he's the top candidate to bat leadoff. While not a prototypical leadoff hitter, Myers did sport a nice .354 on-base percentage during his American League Rookie of the Year-winning 2013 campaign. Solarte could hit leadoff should he win the third base job, but Will Middlebrooks is the favorite to start there.
Mar 1 - 10:28 AM

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.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 10:45:00 AM

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.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 05:32:00 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.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 12:22:00 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.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 05:33:00 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.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 04:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Wil Nieves
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Wil Myers
2Melvin Upton
RF1Matt Kemp
2Will Venable
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Brandon Morrow
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Josh Johnson
8Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joaquin Benoit
3Shawn Kelley
4Dale Thayer
5Brandon Maurer
6Frank Garces
7Chris Rearick