There isn’t going to be much to like about the 2017 San Diego Padres, but Wil Myers is certainly something to like.
After a being a highly regarded prospect — with Tampa Bay — and having a couple of disappointing seasons, Myers hit 28 homers and was worth 3.8 WAR (per FanGraphs) in 2016 for the Padres.
Myers is off to another tremendous start this season, with three homers and a 1.176 OPS in eight games, and took things to another level with his performance against the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.
The 26-year-old first baseman went 4-for-4, hitting for the cycle.
— MLB (@MLB) April 11, 2017
Yes, it was at Coors Field, but a cycle is a cycle, dammit!
Incredibly, it was only the second cycle in Padres history.
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 11, 2017
What’s perhaps as incredible, is the first one happened just two years ago when former Padre — and current Atlanta Brave — Matt Kemp hit for one (also at Coors Field).
Myers’ cycle helped lead the Padres to a 5-3 road victory.