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Wil Myers (1B,CF,RF)

San Diego Padres - 35% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Wil Myers will have surgery to remove the bone spur from his wrist. While some speculated it could be a six week recovery, it seems the belief is that it will take closer to eight. After the eight weeks, he would need to start rehab, so it is possible they sit him out for the rest of the season. (Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: I have written more news items on Myers than any other player since I started this position. I do this because he is an important player with a world of potential. In a redraft league, I can no longer advise holding on to him if someone who can help you is sitting available. In keeper formats, I suggest keeping him. If you do not own him in a keeper league, you should approach his owner and see if you can get him for a good discount.

 

Category: Injury Updates


Wil Myers to the DL again

Tue, Jun 16th 12:07am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Wil Myers has been placed on the DL again Monday as he continues to experience discomfort in his wrist. (Source: NBC Sports)

Fantasy Impact: This is obviously a set back for the team, the man, and his fantasy owners. I would not count him out or drop him yet, but this is concerning. Stay aware and watch for further news on him before you drop him. The one possible exception is if you are in a very shallow league and some unexpected guy who is better than Myers anyway is available, then perhaps a drop might be advisable.

 

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Wil Myers went 1-for-5 with a run scored. He also played first base for much of the game, which depending on your settings may give him first base eligibility. There was also had a scary moment involving a collision at the first base bag but Myers came out intact.

Fantasy Impact: The run scored is a nice prize as he continues to be one of the best in fantasy baseball at getting runs scored. The 1B eligibility will be worth following since extra flexibility only increases his value, both in fantasy and to the Padres.

 

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Wil Myers went 0-for-5 but managed a walk and scored a run. This was his first MLB game back from his injury.

Fantasy Impact: Even with the rust he had likely contributing to his lack of a hit, he still found a way to help out his team and his fantasy owners. He lead the majors in runs scored before his injury and picked up where he left off by scoring one Thursday. He is not an elite OF in the same class as his teammate Justin Upton but he should be owned in most leagues.

 

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According to the post from the Official San Diego Padres twitter account, Wil Myers will be activated from the DL on Thursday. (Source: San Diego Padres on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The time has come as the great and mighty Myers returns. Do not expect elite numbers from him, but he did lead the league in runs before he was injured. He will likely be fine and the real exciting part is to see how much of an effect this will have on the rest of the batters in the lineup.

 

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Wil Myers went 3-for-10 in his first two rehab games, including a HR on Tuesday. The report suggests he may be activated on Friday against the Dodgers. It is also reported that he is likely to regain his job as the starting center fielder. (Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: If he does return on Friday, he is a strong fantasy candidate. The window is almost closed for acquiring him for possibly less than full value. Before his injury, he was leading the majors in runs scored.

 

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Wil Myers went 2-for-5 with a run scored Sunday in his first rehab game. He was able to play seven innings in the outfield before being lifted. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: The performance is encouraging, not just for his offensive contributions but because he was able to play the field for the majority of the game in his first attempt. He will play a few more games in Triple-A before they re-evaluate his progress.

 

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Wil Myers to Triple-A El Paso

Sun, Jun 7th 2:38am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Per Bud Black, Wil Myers will start his rehab stint on Sunday with Triple-A El Paso. (Source: Corey Brock on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Another step in the process towards Wil Myers being back to help his fantasy owners. The window is closing to either snag him off the FA/waivers or buy low in a trade for him.

 

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Wil Myers took another round of batting practice Friday and reportedly felt no pain. He will take BP again on Saturday and reports say that if it goes well, he could be on a plane later that day to a rehab assignment starting Sunday. (Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: It is time to start paying serious attention to his progress. They did not give a definitive answer as to when he could be activated for the majors, but it could be coming in the near future. It may be worth your time to see if he is sitting on your FA/waivers or if his current owner is getting impatient.

 

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He hit for about ten minutes and hit the ball to all fields. He ended the practice with three straight balls over the wall to left field and was in good spirits afterwards. His manager was quoted as saying "What we saw today is really, really encouraging". (Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: This was a great step forward. The last time he tried passing this test, he re-aggravated his injury so there is much to be optimistic over. He will take another round of batting practice Friday at Cincinnati so stay tuned for further news in the future.

 

Category: , Injury Updates


Wil Myers may be ready to take the next step in his recovery. It is reported that he may take batting practice Wednesday. Bud Black said it was "more than likely" that Myers would travel with the team on its upcoming road trip. It is worth noting that he will be traveling with the team so he can stay in contact with the team doctors who have been involved with his recovery the last few weeks. (Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: This is merely another step in his recovery which still has no publicly known return date. He has already started taking grounders and participating in outfield drills without pain. If he comes back the same, then he is a solid OF option in most leagues. I would stash him if I had the room. One clue to look for in the reports as he nears a return is any mention of decreased power, as it is not uncommon for the power to be slower to return .

 

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Wil Myers went 1-for-4 last night in the victory over the Diamondbacks. Bringing his average to .270 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: I will tend to stay away from Wil Myers until he proves he can put a couple hits together consistently. Hopefully we see his bat warm up. If not, than I do not see him in the lead off spot to much longer.

 

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Will Myers struck out in his only plate appearance as he sat to begin the game.

Fantasy Impact: Yesterday Will Myers sat for the first time this season. Hopefully this will allow him to catch his breath and start putting the sweet part of the bat on the ball. His avg on the season is .249. I would avoid him for a little while longer and start some of your other outfielders.

 

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Will Myers knocked in two runs tonight, while going 2 for 5 against the Giants. Those two RBIs were his first of the year. He nows raises his average to .217 on the early season.

Fantasy Impact: I think that you continue to hold off on Myers until he proves to be consistent both in your year long leagues and DFS. Unless you need a cheap play. He is hitting .286 against Jake Peavy in his young career.

 

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Wil Myers went 1 for 6 in a 1-0 lost to the Giants. Dropping his season batting average to .158 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: I think you sit Wil Myers for a while and hopefully he gets use to the National League pitching. He is struggling to put a good swing on the ball. Those playing DFS stay away from Myers. He has only faced Tim Lincecum three times and has one hit. There are better options for tonight.

 

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Wil Myers got his first hit last night against the Dodgers. He also picked up his first RBI of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Wil Myers is slow out of the gate with only picking up his first hit in nine at bats. I think you stay away from him for a little while if you have better options. Wil Myers will have to get use to hitting National League pitchers. As for those that play DFS stay away he has only faced McCarthy 3 times and has not recorded a hit against him.

 

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Myers went 2-4 yesterday in the leadoff spot and will get the nod from Bud Black again today.

Fantasy Impact: So far so good for Bud Black's experiment with Myers leading things off for the Padres. Myers has a .340 OBP in 44 ABs this spring. He isn't your prototypical leadoff hitter but if he can continue to get on base ahead of Kemp and Upton he should remain in that spot. I have seen him slip in drafts and is being undervalued in auctions. Even if you're not high on him you should appreciate the value along with the upside he can provide.

 

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An eventful day for Wil Myers

Sun, Mar 15th 8:08pm EDT
By Gavin Tramps

Wil Myers went 3-for-4 with two runs, including a home run off the Indians' pitcher Trevor Bauer in Sunday's Cactus League clash. He also misjudged a fly ball to center field which resulted in an inside-the-park home run for Francisco Lindor.

Fantasy Impact: With a 1.037 OPS this spring, Wil Myers is establishing himself as the big bat at the top of the lineup, that the Padres hoped he would be. Question marks remain over his ability to play center field, so today's incident won't have helped.

 

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Wil Myers tweeted after another good day at the plate, going 2-3 in the Cactus League defeat to the Royals. Padres manager Bud Black was reported to be looking forward to “penciling the new guy Will Ferrell" into the lineup. (Source: Wil Myers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Will Ferrell's appearances at spring training are intended to raise money for Cancer for College and MLB’s Stand Up To Cancer. Of the five Wil / Wills listed on the Padres', Will Ferrell offers the least fantasy value.

 

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Myers goes 1-3, 1 home run, 1 run, 1 RBI, and 1 walk, leading off and playing CF.

Fantasy Impact: Myers keeps hitting and so far looks like the player we all hope he will be. I'm still not sure he should bat leadoff. I'm sure that you should pick him up, though.

 

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Wil Myers went 1-3 with a walk in today's spring game, while leading off and playing RF.

Fantasy Impact: Myers is guaranteed a spot in the lineup. In what order is still a mystery to everyone. Game one Bud Black tried Maybin in the lead off spot, today it was Myers. It's going to take awhile to see how this plays out. Wil Myers will be a good fantasy player and should be drafted in all formats.

 

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Padres manager Bud Black on Friday listed Wil Myers as an option to hit leadoff. (Source: San Diego Union-Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Without a prototypical leadoff hitter, the Padres will try to figure it out in the spring. Myers, Solarte, Venable, and Maybin all have a shot. Maybin is the only true base stealer, but he does not have a starting job yet. Myers does not steal much, but can get on base with his .324 OBP. Keep an eye on this one, because if Meyer leads off his projected RBI numbers will surely fall.

 

Two year stats from Wil Myers: 2014 : 6 HR, .222 BA, .320 SLG, .294 OBP ( One awful player) 2013: 13 HR, .293 BA, .478 SLG, .354 OBP ( AL Rookie of the Year) (Source: baseball-reference.com)

Fantasy Impact: What went wrong Wil? You let so many fantasy players down last year. We expected so much more. What we got was very much less. So did Tampa give up on you? Should we give up on you? I don’t think you are a one year wonder. Look you had great minor league numbers. You were a top prospect. Were you trying too hard at the plate? Then troubles got worse, you were out with a fractured wrist for two months. I think the San Diego staff will work with you and make you good again. I would watch spring training real close. If he is hitting over .300 BA then look at him as real nice sleeper for your draft. He could easily put numbers like he did in 2013. A low BA in the spring, then I would stay away.

 

Padres welcome Wil Myers

Wed, Jan 7th 9:59pm EST
By Jeff Krisko

The Padres made 2013 Rookie of the Year Wil Myers, one-third of their revamped outfield, available to media for the first time Tuesday. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Myers was consistently one of the top prospects throughout the minors, and burst on the scene in 2013, winning the Rookie of the Year. In 2014, he absolutely cratered, dropping over .200 points in OPS. There are rumors of Myers displaying a bad work ethic, and given that Myers has been traded twice in just over two years for an swiftly decreasing haul, it is likely that there is something going on behind the scenes with him. His upside is astronomical, so he's well worth a flier, but given his 2014 campaign, temper your expectations.

 

The Tampa Bay Rays were involved in a three team deal today, pending physicals, trading OF Wil Myers, C Ryan Hanigan, and minor leaguers to the Padres. Key players in return include OF Steven Souza from the Nationals, C Rene Rivera and RHP Burch Smith from the Padres. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: OF Steve Souza, the 2014 AAA IL MVP, should have the most fantasy impact and will replace Myers in RF. He is considered a toolsy player, with the potential of a 15-20 HR and 20 SB season if he stays healthy. C Rene Rivera would only have value in deep 2 catcher leagues. P Burch Smith will likely spend most the season in the AAA Durham rotation.