Since making his solely All-Star staff in 2016, San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers has been caught in a near-every different yr sample of full, wholesome and productive seasons vs. injury-ravaged campaigns. It is nonetheless too early to inform if 2022 can be one other misplaced yr for the previous third-round draft decide, however the Padres had an ominous announcement relating to Myers on Thursday morning.
Three years after being chosen by the Kansas Metropolis Royals in 2009 MLB June Newbie Draft, Myers was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays in a December 2012 blockbuster that additionally included a trio of former All-Star hurlers in Jake Odorizzi, James Shields and Wade Davis, amongst others. Myers spent the 2013 and 2014 seasons with the Rays — enjoying in 175 common season video games — and captured the 2013 AL Rookie of the 12 months award after producing 13 dwelling runs, 53 RBIs, 98 hits and a nonetheless career-best .293/.354/.478 slash line throughout 335 at-bats protecting 88 contests.
The 31-year-old was traded once more in December 2014, this time to the Friars in a monster three-team deal additionally involving the Washington that featured future All-Star Trea Turner together with a bunch of different gamers. Myers was restricted to 60 video games in 2015, however had arguably his finest season in 2016.
That yr, the Thomasville, NC native had a career-high 599 at-bats and 157 video games performed, whereas additionally producing profession highs in RBIs (94), hits (155), runs scored (99) and stolen bases (28) whereas knocking 28 dwelling runs and making the NL All-Star staff as properly. Myers recorded his second consecutive season with at the least 20 dwelling runs (a career-best 30) and 20 stolen bases in 2017 and posted precisely 29 doubles for the second straight yr as properly.
Myers performed in simply 83 video games in 2018 after happening the disabled record a number of instances with numerous accidents, however bounced again to go well with up for 155 contests in 2019, hitting 18 dwelling runs and stealing 16 bases. Myers had a productive yr through the abbreviated 2020 marketing campaign, racking up 15 dwelling runs and 40 RBIs in solely 55 video games, earlier than gathering 17 dwelling runs and 63 RBIs throughout 442 at-bats in 146 video games in 2021.