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By Phil Mendelson, Padres Correspondent, Sun, Mar 1st 12:49pm EST

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.

By Phil Mendelson, Padres Correspondent, Sat, Feb 14th 12:51pm EST

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:

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.

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

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.

By Kerry Thomas, Padres Correspondent, Wed, Dec 17th 10:58pm EST

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.

Wil Myers News & Advice

Rotoworld | Mar 1st, 3:28pm
Padres manager Bud Black on Friday listed Wil Myers as an option to hit leadoff.
news | Feb 23rd, 6:16pm
Cameron Maybin, who has started in center field for the Padres on Opening Day in three of the past four seasons, isn't ready to concede the position to newcomer Wil Myers.