2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Wil Myers
Colby Conway dives deep into the numbers to tell fantasy baseball owners what they can expect from the Padres outfielder during the 2019 MLB season.
Wil Myers is a polarizing fantasy asset that has registered two seasons in the past three years with at least 50 combined home runs and stolen bases, going 28/28 in 2016 and 30/20 in 2017. In 2018, he was on pace for another productive season in multiple categories, but multiple stints on the disabled list limited him to just 83 games for the Padres. It was a rash of different injuries that sent him to the shelf, including a right arm nerve irritation, left oblique strain and foot contusion/bone bruise. Injuries have popped up at bad times for Myers in the past, but when he played 155+ games in 2016 and 2017, he was an incredibly valuable fantasy asset.
Myers will transition back to more of an outfield role this year with the Padres, but he should carry his corner infield eligibility into this season, and that lineup versatility is an added bonus to drafting the 28-year-old. The lessened defensive burden should help a bit in 2019, but Myers will continue to hit the ball hard all...