After signing a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds this offseason, Myers has struggled to find his footing, hitting just .198 in 35 games played with a slugging percentage below .300.
Despite his struggles, Myers has managed to show some power with three home runs and 11 RBIs this season. Will Myers finally tap into that power that landed him in Cincinnati in the first place?
How patient will the Reds' front office be with the struggling Wil Myers?
While Wil Myers' performance so far this season may be disappointing, it is important to remember that baseball is a game of ups and downs. Myers has shown in the past that he has the talent to be a successful player, and he is no doubt working hard to turn his season around.
With his power and ability to drive in runs, Myers has the potential to be a key bat in the middle of the Reds lineup. But David Bell has obvious seen the lack of production, as the former San Diego Padres outfielder was dropped down in the batting order recently. Bell's latest lineup card often finds Myers is now lower than Nick Senzel.
While Myers has struggled this season, he has also had some very productive seasons in the past. In 2016, Myers hit .259 with 28 home runs and 94 RBIs for the Padres. If, and this is a big if, he can regain that form, he could be a major asset for the Reds. If not for the team down the stretch, perhaps as a trade chip later this summer.
To date, Wil Myers can't be looked at as anything other than a disappointment. There's too much talent down on the farm for Myers to continue to drag his feet. The Cincinnati Reds brass is patient, but they may not be that patient.