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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.