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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||570.00||17.00||.242||77.00||70.00||8.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Chi. Cubs||9||3||1|| .333|| .667|| .333|
|vs Anderson (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||45||14||1|| .311|| .467|| .311|
|Last 10 Games|
Padres want Wil Myers to stay aggressive in leadoff spot
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3:17 pm ET) 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.
Myers, Middlebrooks mash Cubs into submission
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/17/15) They have not earned the nickname "The M & M Boys" yet, but Padres hitters Wil Myers and Will Middlebrooks deserve some kudos for their performance Sunday against the Cubs.
The pair keyed a victory with home runs. Middlebrooks ripped a two-run shot in the fourth to tie the game at 2-2, then Myers blasted a three-run homer in the seventh for what proved to be the game-winner.
Myers is off to a particularly strong start this season. His three-hit day, which included two singles, improved his slash line to .333/.348/.511.
"I feel good at the plate. I thought the home run was big, but one thing I've really been working on is the bunting. It's never been a part of my game, ever," Myers said, per MLB.com. "I was able to put down a bunt and get a base hit. Obviously, the home run was great, but to be able to do that in that situation, get a hit right there and give what they take me was good."
Padres' Wil Myers getting accustomed to life in CF
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/15/15) Padres' Wil Myers, who plated his 17th career game in center field, is still getting accustomed to working between Justin Upton and Matt Kemp and adjusting to how the ball comes off the bat from his angle, per MLB.com.
"It's been good," Myers said. "But it was definitely weird at first, especially in spring training. The first time that I played with both of them, I didn't want to yell at Justin to get over. But I'm a lot more comfortable with them now.
Myers revealed that he called off Kemp for the first time this season on Monday while attempting to catch a ball in the outfield.
"Yesterday [Monday] was the first time I really called off Matt. I was like, 'my bad.' And he was like, 'no, that's your job,'" Myers said. "That was cool for him to say that."
"We're doing a lot better now, especially because we have spray charts; we know where to play now. In Spring Training, we were on our own," Myers said. "But these two guys are good. Matt has the two Gold Gloves and Justin has made some good plays already.
"Nothing has surprised me about these guys. I think they expect that from themselves."
Padres' Wil Myers, Derek Norris back in lineup
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(4/13/15) The Padres will have outfielder Wil Myers and catcher Derek Norris are back in the lineup for Monday's game against the Diamondbacks, according to team announcer Bob Scanlan.
Both players had the day off against the Giants, though Myers did see a pinch-hitting appearance during Sunday's 6-4 loss. This move puts Will Venable and Wil Nieves into a bench role for Monday's game.
Padres' Wil Myers ends five-game hit streak with PH appearance
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/13/15) Padres center fielder Wil Myers was not in the starting lineup Sunday for the first time this season but did see action as a pinch hitter, striking out in his only at-bat.
Myers entered play Sunday on a five-game hitting streak, including back-to-back two-hit performances that each included a double. He's served as the team's leadoff hitter when in the lineup and will likely resume that role Monday. Myers is 7 for 29 with four RBI and two stolen bases after one week of action.
|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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|4/20/15||@ COL||8:40 pm||Jorge De La Rosa|
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|4/26/15||LAD||4:10 pm||Brett Anderson|