Wil Myers was the likeliest candidate to represent the San Diego Padres in the 2016 All-Star Game, hosted at Petco Park, after the team traded Fernando Rodney this week. Now, it’s expected to be made official. Still, it will be interesting to see if he actually makes it into the starting lineup (as a first baseman, outfielder, or designated hitter).
On the season, Myers is hitting .282 with 19 HRs and 57 RBIs. He’s also posted an on-base percentage of .350 and an OPS of .879. He’s among the most valuable hitters in the National League this season, and he’s done a good job at learning a new position as the team’s starting first baseman.
In June, the Padres named Wil Myers an ambassador for the MLB All-Star Week. Since that time, Myers has voiced a desire to play a role in both the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby, if selected by the fans or by NL All-Star manager Terry Collins. Now, it is reasonable to think that he’ll play a big role in both.