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Wil Myers
Birthdate: 12/10/1990 (26 y, 3 m, 19 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/190     Position: 1B/OF
Drafted: 2009 June Amateur Draft - Round: 3, Pick: 11, Overall: 91, Team: Kansas City Royals
Contract: $83M / 6 Years (2017 - 2022) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Myers (neck) went 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in Sunday's spring loss to the Reds. (3/20/2017)
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Everybody applauded Myers for a breakout 2016 season. In many respects, he was the exact same hitter as the 2015 iteration, except he managed to stay on the field for the entire year. Fantasy owners noticed him because he hit 28 home runs and stole 28 bases. A lot of people thought he might hit between 25 and 30 home runs. However, the thefts were especially surprising because he's... not fast. That's not to say he's Kendrys Morales out there, but 28 steals and an 82% success rate was a shock. The question on everybody's mind - how are we going to survive the Donald Trump presidency? The question on the minds of some - specifically people who think too deeply about Myers - can he keep stealing bases? It helps that the Padres project to be terrible. Bad teams have more to gain by stealing bases. It's no mistake that the Brewers, Reds, D-backs, and Padres comprised four of the five stealingest teams in 2016. The Blue Jays, Dodgers, Mets, Cardinals, and Orioles were five of the six clubs to swipe fewer than 55 bags. San Diego probably won't give Myers the red light in 2017. They'll remain aggressive as a team with Myers part of the assault. Put him down for another 20-steal pace - assuming he's finally shaken the injury bug. (Brad Johnson)

The Quick Opinion: It's tempting to call Myers' 28-homer, 28-steal season a fluke. Don't. He almost exactly replicated his 2015 batting line, and he showed an ability to pick his spots on the basepaths. A regressed projection should probably look something like 23 home runs and 20 stolen bases. Incidentally, Steamer agrees. That will play in all fantasy formats.

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