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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||570.00||17.00||.242||77.00||70.00||8.00|
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|Last 10 Games|
Padres right fielder Wil Myers cracks third home run of the year
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/26/15) Padres right fielder Wil Myers went 1 for 5 at the plate in San Diego's 11-8 loss to the Dodgers Saturday. Myers connected for his third home run of the season to lead off the first inning Saturday when he smacked a 1-1 pitch from Brandon McCarthy over the center field wall.
Myers is now hitting .272 with 12 RBI in 81 at-bats this season.
Padres' Wil Myers slugs second home run Wednesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/22/15) Padres center fielder Wil Myers went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 5-4 loss to the Rockies Wednesday.
Myers has enjoyed the thin air in Colorado, entering Wednesday's game with five hits in 10 at-bats over the last two games. He was able to collect his second home run of the season in the sixth inning. Myers has hit .309/.338/.485 with two home runs, 11 RBI and two stolen bases in 68 at-bats.
Padres' Wil Myers reaches base four times vs. Colorado
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/22/15) Padres center fielder Wil Myers reached base four times and racked up three hits in Tuesday's 7-6 victory over Colorado.
Myers singled in the fifth, doubled in a run in the seventh and singled in a run in the eighth. He finished 3 for 4 with a walk, a run scored and two RBI. He has two three-hit games this season, all of which have come over the last five days. He is hitting .313 (20 for 64) with six doubles, a home run and 10 RBI over 15 games.
Padres' Wil Myers on being traded by Rays: 'I felt they'd given up on me'
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/21/15) Coming into 2015, you could make the argument Padres outfielder Wil Myers hadn't yet reached his full potential or lived up to the hype that followed him as a top prospect in the minors. Apparently, any type of talk like that didn't sit too well with the 24-year-old outfielder.
"He told me early in spring training that he heard little whispers this winter that maybe he was not the player everyone made him out to be," Padres manager Bud Black said, per MLB.com. "I think that bothered him."
Myers has already been traded twice in his young career, with the latest deal being in December that shipped him from the Rays to the Padres.
"More than anything, I am playing with a chip on my shoulder," Myers said. "Last year was the first bad year I had in my pro career. When Tampa traded me away, I felt they had given up on me.
"Almost everything I do is to be able to prove (the Rays) wrong."
Thus far, Myers is off to a good start to his Padres career. Myers, who is primarily hitting leadoff, is batting .283 with one home run, five doubles, eight RBI and 13 runs in 14 games.
"He told me early in spring training he was going to show that he should hit third, fourth or fifth," Black said. "I said, 'Wait a minute. You are not going to hit third or fourth because of the two guys [Justin Upton and Matt Kemp] we have here. Let's go in my office and sit down. Let's put a projected team together out there. You don't want to hit leadoff, so who's going to hit leadoff?' I told him, 'If you hit leadoff every day you might get the most at-bats in the NL,'"
Padres want Wil Myers to stay aggressive in leadoff spot
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/19/15) Padres center fielder Wil Myers has yet to take a walk and has seen the fifth fewest pitches per plate appearance among leadoff hitters in the National League, but the Padres like what he brings to the table batting leadoff and want him to stay aggressive, MLB.com reports.
"Everyone has their own style of how they play, and Wil, being the prototypical leadoff hitter isn't who he is," manager Bud Black said. "[We want him to] be aggressive and do what he does. Ultimately, down the road, we'll see where he sets up in the batting order. But for now, and with this group, it makes sense for him to lead off."
Hitting coach Mark Kotsay indicated the team doesn't want Myers to change his approach in his new role as a leadoff hitter.
"I think in terms of growth and development, we've seen him swing early, we've seen him take pitches. He's done a good job adjusting to the role," Kotsay said. " … But by no means do we expect him to be a prototypical leadoff hitter who is strictly an on-base guy. We don't have the expectation for him to see a lot of pitches. The competitiveness of the at-bat and quality of the plate appearance, at this point, he's done a good job of it."
Myers has hit .300/.314/.460 with one home run, seven RBI and two stolen bases in 50 at-bats.
|2014 summary: Wil Myers' 2014 season got off to a bad start, as he batted .227 with five home runs through his first 53 games, and things just got worse from there. A stress fracture in his wrist led to a disabled list stint that spanned nearly half the season, and when Myers returned, he struggled even more at the plate. Over his final 34 games, Myers batted .213 with five extra-base hits (including one home run). Having spent his first two major league seasons with the Rays, Myers will now move on to the Padres, to whom he was traded in December.|
Playing time status: Myers will attempt to give Fantasy owners a full season's worth of at-bats for the first time in his career, as he is expected to hold down an everyday role in the Padres' outfield.
2015 outlook: If we knew Myers could live up to his rookie year level of performance, he would be an easy pick to make in the middle rounds of a standard mixed league draft. After an awful sophomore season, it's less clear whether Myers can bounce back to that level and sustain it over a full season. That uncertainty makes him a better bet to pursue in the later rounds.
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