Top 10 Candidates for 2016 Comeback Player of the Year

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

National League

#5- Wil Myers

This once can’t miss prospect has been anything but a sure thing since coming into the league in 2013. He has yet to play more than 88 games in a season and has yet to total more than 335 at bats. Both of which he accomplished his rookie year in which he was the American League rookie of the year. He hit .294 in that season with 13 home runs and 53 RBI while amassing a .354 OBP and a 131 OPS+.

He looked to be poised for stardom, but has been troubled by wrist injuries. The 2014 season was ruined by two different wrist injuries and Myers was only able to play 87 games. His average dropped to .222 on the season and he only hit six home runs. He was shipped to the Padres in a three team trade before the 2015 season.

Myers started out on fire in San Diego, hitting .286 with four home runs in April while scoring 21 runs from the leadoff spot. He hurt his wrist once again on a slide in Arizona on Mother’s Day and his season was basically lost from that point on. He did return in September after the wrist was surgically repaired, but he just wasn’t the same offensively.

Next season, Myers looks to be the Padres starting first baseman. The wrist was repaired and there should be no further complications. The Padres need Myers to have a healthy season. At the age of 25, Myers still has time to shed the oft-injured label that has been stamped on him. He has the ability to be really good, but needs to stay healthy in order to do so. He has a very high ceiling and hopefully Padres fans will get a glimpse at his abilities for 145 plus games.

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