Wil Myers Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 207 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/10/1990 (30)
Wil Myers Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Wil Myers News
San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers continued his skid at the plate on Wednesday, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout in a 3-1 loss to the Cubs. Myers has now gone 0-for-10 over his last four games, and he is slashing .194/.237/.306 with one home run, two RBI, one run scored and 13 strikeouts over his last 11 games. He seems to have struggled at the plate since returning from the COVID-19 injured list on May 23, and managers will hope that he can turn things around in the series opener with the Mets on Friday.
San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers is absent from the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Chicago Cubs. Tucupita Marcano is getting the start in right field and batting seventh in the game. Myers has been swinging a hot bat lately. He's riding a six-game hitting streak that has included two home runs. Over 45 games on the year, he's slashing .252/.333/.420 with six home runs, four stolen bases, 23 RBI and 19 runs. Expect to see him back in the lineup on Thursday when the team faces Taijuan Walker and the New York Mets.
After an extended slump, San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers has recorded eight knocks in his last 20 at-bats, hammering two homers amidst a five-game hitting streak. Coupled with a COVID-19 IL stint, the 30-year-old had struggled since mid-April, troughing with a .686 OPS on May 26. With the mini hot streak, Myers has lifted his season totals to a .252/.335/.424 slash with six homers, four steals and 42 runs-plus-RBI in 158 plate appearances. Myers has failed to make hard contact this season with a weak 85.8 mph exit velocity. Encouragingly, his strikeouts are way down this season and if he lifts his hard-hit rate from 39 percent to his career mid-40s clip, the headline stats could rebound. Fantasy managers should stay patient.
A late-round/waiver wire option heading into the 2020 drafts, Wil Myers enjoyed a bounceback 2020 campaign. He posted a .288/.353/.606 line to go with 15 home runs, 40 RBI, and 34 runs in just 218 plate appearances. Myers saw huge increases in his power metrics, including a 3.6% increase in overall barrel rate (14.8%) and a 4.4% increase in his hard-hit rate (45.8%) as compared to 2019. In addition, his overall exit velocity of 91 mph was in the 82nd percentile in all of MLB. On the downside, the percentage of 100 mph fly balls he hit decreased by almost six percent, and the average exit velocity on his top-5% hardest-hit balls in the air decreased by almost two mph in 2020. Such large declines in these areas suggest that, while Myers appeared to be hitting the ball harder than ever, it is unlikely he would have remained on his 30 HR pace over the course of a full season. His average and on-base percentage performance in 2020 was justified by an elite xwOBA and xBA and he also posted a top 15% sprint speed of 28.3 ft/sec, despite just two steals. With the Padres clearing out their pre-2020 outfield logjam, Myers has a path to regular playing time in a potent lineup irrespective of whether the NL implements the designated hitter. As a result, an expectation of Myers' continued hitting renaissance is reasonable. With an ADP of 129, Myers is an enticing option for managers who may be rewarded with a .260 average, 20-25 HR, 70-80 RBI, and potentially up to 10 steals.