Wil Myers Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 207 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/10/1990 (30)
Wil Myers Season Stats
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Wil Myers News
San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers is absent from Saturday's lineup for the matchup with the San Francisco Giants, according to MLB.com. Myers has taken a step backward after a career year in 2020 but has still put up decent numbers. He's slashing .257/.335/.437 with 17 HRs and eight stolen bases over 145 games. Jurickson Profar will replace Myers in the outfield and bat fifth. Profar hasn't looked good at the plate in 135 games this season, hitting .224 with just four home runs. He's fared better against righties, slashing .244/.348/.343, and with Kevin Gausman on the rubber, he can be streamed in deep OBP leagues.
San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers is not part of the starting lineup on Tuesday as the team prepares to face Kevin Gausman and the San Francisco Giants. The Padres are going with Tommy Pham, Jurickson Profar and Trent Grisham in the outfield for the game. Myers has been left out of the starting lineup a decent amount lately. The Padres have a clogged outfield right now and Myers isn't doing himself any favors by slashing .217/.288/.457 so far in September. Myers and Profar are basically in a 50/50 platoon for the moment, but Profar is also struggling with a .158/.200/.289 slash line in September.
San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers is absent from the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Dominic Leone and the San Francisco Giants. Jurickson Profar is getting the start in right field for the game and he's also leading off as the team's primary leadoff hitter, Trent Grisham, is being bumped down to the No. 8 spot in the lineup. Myers has been ice cold at the plate so far in September. Over 11 games this month, he's slashed .171/.268/.429 with 14 strikeouts. Expect to see him back in the lineup for the series finale against the Giants on Thursday.
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.