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Lindy’s Top 50 Countdown: No. 45 Wil Myers

Lindyssports.com Staff

March 13, 2017 at 3:23 pm.

May 2, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres first baseman Wil Myers (4) rounds third on his way to score during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park. Photo Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

May 2, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres first baseman Wil Myers (4) rounds third on his way to score during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park. Photo Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

WIL MYERS

BATS: R

AGE: 26

TEAM: San Diego

INDICATORS

On-base .336

BABIP .305

Slugging .461

Total Bases 276

OPS .797

vs RHP .258

vs LHP .261

wOBA .341

TWO-YEAR MAJOR LEAGUE STATISTICS

BA    OBP      AB    R         H       2B      3B        HR       RBI         SB

.253   .336   225    40       57       13         1           8          29           5    (2015)

.259   .336   599    99      155      29         4          28         94          28   (2016)

2016: Just when we thought Myers was an overblown former prospect, he jumped up with a surprisingly spectacular season. His .259 batting average wasn’t great, but his 28 stolen bases, a rare feat at first base, compensated nicely. FanGraphs’ end-of-season rankings had him as the No. 6 first baseman, just ahead of Anthony Rizzo.

Forecast: Myers kept elite company last year and gave his owners a sensational return on investment, but we’ll need to see it one more time before going all-in. Myers has had more than his share of injuries, a troubling trend for a young player, and it’s hard to know if his stolen-base binge is repeatable.

 

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