MLB TV – Video Production Company High Point NC
K2 collaborated with Major League Baseball TV on a recent series they produce that showcases top Baseball players as they return home to reminisce, celebrate their community and give back. Wil Myers was the player featured in the episode we produced. Check out Wi’ls stats and bio below.
William Bradford “Wil” Myers (born December 10, 1990) is an American professional baseball outfielder and first baseman for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Originally drafted by the Kansas City Royals, he was later traded to the Rays in a deal which also landed former teammate Jake Odorizzi. He had a strong rookie season, winning Rookie of the Year honors and was a big part of the Tampa Bay Rays playoff push in 2013.
Myers attended and played baseball at Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point, North Carolina. As a freshman, Myers had a .450 batting average and was an all state third baseman. During his junior year, he went 10-0 as a pitcher. After committing to the University of South Carolina, Myers decided to enter the draft instead. In 2008, his team won a state championship.
On December 19, 2014, the Rays traded Myers and Ryan Hanigan to the San Diego Padres as part of a three-team transaction, in which the Padres traded Jake Bauers, Burch Smith, and René Rivera to the Rays, the Padres traded Joe Ross and Trea Turner to the Washington Nationals, and Washington traded Steven Souza and Travis Ott to Tampa Bay.
Myers was the Padres 2015 Opening Day center fielder and manned the position through April and into May. During a game against the Chicago Cubs on April 17, Myers took advantage of a questionable ball call, then on the next pitch, he hit a go-ahead three run homer off of Brian Schlitter, giving the Padres a 5-4 victory. Myers went to the disabled list in early May with tendinitisin his left wrist and missed a month. After returning for only 3 games in June, he went back to the disabled list as the wrist continued to bother him. Myers returned from the DL on September 4 after a surgical procedure to shave down a bone spur irritating the tendon. Following his return, Myers began playing first base in addition to the outfield, with Melvin Upton, Jr. and Travis Jankowski getting most of the starts in center after the trade of Will Venable. Myers finished 2015 with a .253 batting average and 8 home runs in 60 games played.
After winning NL player of the month in June, was selected to his first all star team and named a participant in the 2016 home run derby.