Myers went 2-for-2 with two walks, a run scored, one RBI and three stolen bases in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Phillies. The run came during a wild fourth-inning performance in which Myers hit an RBI single, then proceeded to steal second base, third base and home off the Nick Pivetta/Cameron Rupp battery, becoming the first big-league player to score a run in that fashion since Dee Gordon in 2011 -- and likely contributing to Pivetta's demotion by Philadelphia immediately following the game. Myers would need a massive finish to the season to come close to matching his 2016 production, but his 24 homers and 14 steals in 115 games have still allowed him to supply solid fantasy value.
Myers went 2-for-4 with his second home run in as many days in Thursday's loss to the Reds. The 26-year-old has fallen into another second-half swoon (.174/.284/.419 since the All-Star break), but he has begun to pick things up in the power department with three homers over his previous six contests. A career-high 29.5 percent strikeout rate has suppressed Myers' batting average to an unsavory .238 on the season. Despite being a drain on fantasy owners' batting averages, the Friars' first baseman has provided enough in terms of runs (57), homers (23), RBI (56) and stolen bases (11) to remain relevant in fantasy circles.
Myers went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Wednesday in Cincinnati. Myers came into this one mired in a 1-for-13 slump with six strikeouts over his previous three games, but broke out in style with his 22nd long ball. He also avoided whiffing in this one, which has been a rare feat given Myers' 29.5 percent strikeout rate. The slugger will be glad to know there are still four games left on his team's road trip, as 16 of his homers have come away from Petco Park.
Myers went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, a walk and three RBI against the Pirates on Saturday. Myers blasted his 21st home run of the year to extend the Padres' lead in the fifth inning of a road victory. His performance broke an 0-for-13 stretch over his past four games, and despite a poor batting average, his power along with his 10 stolen bases continue to give him positive fantasy value.
Myers returned to the starting lineup Tuesday after receiving two days off, but his struggles continued with an 0-for-3 line in a 3-0 win over the Phillies. The 26-year-old's rough month of July (.195/.287/.390) was capped off by a brief benching by manager Andy Green in an effort to get his slugger back on track. The plan didn't pay immediate dividends as evidenced by his two strikeouts in three hitless plate appearances. Myers has provided fantasy owners value with 20 home runs and 10 stolen bases through 101 games, but his .244 batting average and 129 strikeouts (fifth among all hitters) hold him back from being a top-end first baseman.
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