Wil Myers Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 207 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/10/1990 (31)
Wil Myers Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Wil Myers News
San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers (neck) is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He missed the series opener on Monday due to a neck issue. Although, the injury sounds minor, so fantasy managers shouldn't have anything to worry about with Myers. He'll play first base and bat seventh against right-hander Merrill Kelly on Tuesday. Fantasy managers can go ahead and get Myers back in their lineups.
San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers (neck) said the injury that forced him to leave Sunday night's game early against the division-rival Los Angeles Dodgers is not serious. "It's definitely day-to-day, nothing more than that," Myers said about his neck tightness. The 31-year-old struck out in his only plate appearance against the Dodgers before leaving on Sunday. While he shouldn't miss significant time, there's still a chance he won't be in the starting lineup on Monday for the series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Myers is hitless so far in six at-bats in September and is slashing just .247/.296/.348 with three home runs, 29 RBI and 20 runs scored in 198 at-bats this season.
San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers (neck) was forced to exit early during Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 31-year-old was pulled out of the contest in the third inning due to neck tightness. Since then, the organization hasn't given an update on Myers, but the expectation is that he's listed as day-to-day. Possibly, the Padres place him on the injured list, but might wait a few days. Matt Beaty replaced Myers on Sunday, so he'd likely see more playing time, assuming Myers sits out more contests.
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.