At the All-Star break Wil Myers’ stat line is: .285 Ave / .351 OBA 19 HR’s 60 RBI’s 61 Runs scored and 15 SB. It is time to put his awesome pre-all star stats in perspective.
Among National League 1st basemen, Wil leads in runs scored and stolen bases. He is 2nd in RBI and 3rd in HR’s. Who ever heard of those stats from a guy hitting 2nd in the line up? Anyways pretty darn good for a Padre player.
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In fact if we look back into Padres history, the first half RBI total is something we have not seen since 2008. That was another first baseman by the name of Adrian Gonzalez, You remember him right?? (Can you say Anthony Rizzo– grumble, grumble), Anyways in that year Adrian stat line was 22 HR’s /71RBI’s 56 runs scored while batting .276 and having a .345 OBA. This was for a 2008 Padres team that was 38-48. Sound familiar?? That Padre team was hitting a collective .246, second worst in the National League. In another stunning fact the Padres were tied for LAST in MLB at 350 runs scored. Next worse was 372. So how good was Adrian’s RBI total that year??
In 2009 Adrian had 22HRs and 52 RBI and at the break in 2010 Adrian had 18HR/56 RBI while hitting .301. We have to go back to 2001 and Ryan Klesko’s 75 RBI to top Adrian’s 2008. Also in 2001 Phil Nevin had 71RBI for a Padres team that was 41-47.
It is very SICK looking at 2014 where Chase Headley led the Padres at the break with a whopping 29 RBI’s. YIKES!! But two weeks later AJ was able to trade those stunning numbers to the Yankees for some guy with a weird name (Yangervis Solarte). In an ESPN post it said General manager Brian Cashman, after he made the trade, called Headley “an upgrade” over Solarte. Hmmm.…. Who would you rather have now?? Maybe I should have included that trade in summing up AJ winter trades of 2014/2015??
Congrats to Mr. Myers on a fine start to 2016. I hope you can keep it up. So how is it looking for that “horrible” trade of Trea Turner, the press keeps talking about??