3. Wil Myers, 1B, San Diego Padres
Perhaps no player was more disappointing in the eyes of his team than Padres outfielder Wil Myers. After a flurry of offseason trades, including the trade that brought Myers to town from Tampa Bay, the Padres 2015 season was a monumental disappointment. After getting off a pretty good start over the first month or so of the season, Myers experienced yet another wrist injury, after several issue with both wrists in 2015. Myers would end up missing a majority of the season, playing in only 60 games when all was said and done.
Going into 2016, the Padres are counting on Myers to be the player they thought he was going to be when they acquired him last offseason. With the Padres in a state of flux, Myers could be a key part of the Padres future. Myers has yet to play in over 100 games in his career, making 2016 a truly important year for the 25-year-old. If he can stay healthy, Myers could very well become an MVP caliber player in the near future. That’s obviously a big if, but 2016 should be a big step forward for Myers.
If Myers can stay healthy, he will truly be one of the most interesting players to watch in all of baseball. No player, other than perhaps the duo of Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, has the prospect pedigree of Wil Myers. In his last season in the minor leagues, Myers was viewed as the best all around hitting prospect in all of baseball. Four years later, Myers is still trying to live up to the hype. If he can, he will certainly be fun to watch in 2016.