Legends On Deck

MLB Player of the Week: 1B Wil Myers – Padres

On December 19, 2014 the Tampa Bay Rays traded center fielder Wil Myers, along with catcher Ryan Hanigan, LHP Jose Castillo, and RHP Gerardo Reyes to the San Diego Padres for catcher Rene Rivera, RHP Burch Smith and 1B Jake Bauers.

Prior to the trade, Myers was an upcoming star as he won the 2013 Rookie of the Year award after batting .293, with 13 home runs and 53 RBIs in 88 games.

In 2014, he struggled at the plate batting just .222, with six home runs and 35 RBIs in 87 games.

In his first season with the Padres, Myers appeared in just 60 games, hampered by tendinitis in his left wrist which caused him to miss significant time on the DL throughout the season.

Last season was finally his breakout year, as he batted .259, with 29 doubles, four triples, 28 home runs, 94 RBIs and 28 stolen bases in 157 games.

In the first eight games of this season, Myers is batting .382 (13 for 34), with three home runs and seven RBI’s. He has hit safely in six of the eight games, and five multi-hit games in that span.

On Monday night, Myers made history, becoming only the second Padres player to hit for the cycle and the first time in his career.

In the 5-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies, Myers singled in his first at bat. He then doubled to left field in the top of the third inning, homered over the center field wall in the sixth, and tripled to left center field to complete the cycle and finish the game 4-4.

Congratulations Wil Myers for being named our first MLB Player of the Week for the 2017 season. Good luck the rest of the year.

David Conde
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