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
The San Diego Padres reinstated outfielder Wil Myers (thumb) and first baseman/designated hitter Luke Voit (biceps) from the injured list on Tuesday. Myers is back in right field and is hitting fifth on Tuesday against Chicago Cubs left-hander Wade Miley, while Voit will serve as the designated hitter and bat sixth. Myers has been out the last two weeks with a bruised right thumb. He was off to a slow start with a .218/.254/.273 slash line and a 32.2% strikeout rate to begin the year, and he's still searching for his first homer. Voit went on the IL on April 23 with a biceps injury. The 31-year-old power hitter was also ice-cold before his injury, and he went 0-for-18 with 12 strikeouts during a five-game rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso. Fantasy managers should play Myers/Voit at their own risk now that they are back in the majors.
The San Diego Padres placed outfielder Wil Myers (thumb) on the 10-day injured list with a right thumb contusion on Thursday and selected the contract of outfielder Trayce Thompson in a corresponding move. Myers' injured list stint will be retroactive to April 27. The Padres also moved right-hander Austin Adams to the 60-day injured list. Myers injured his right thumb on Tuesday against the Cincinnati Reds. Since then, Matt Beaty has started in right field in Myers' absence and should be the primary option to replace him while he's on the shelf, at least when the Padres face right-handed pitching. Myers is still searching for his first home run of the season and has gone just 12-for-59 (.218) with seven RBI and 19 strikeouts in his first 15 games.
San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers (thumb) is being held out of Wednesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds. Myers suffered a right thumb injury during Tuesday's game. It was a re-aggravation of an injury that first occurred back on April 12. Matt Beaty will be covering Myers' usual right field post in Wednesday's game. There has been a good amount of discussion regarding a stint on the injured list for Myers. While he hasn't been placed on the injured list quite yet, it sounds like he may be landing there at some point later on Wednesday or in the next day or two.
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.