General manager A.J. Preller’s whirlwind rebuilding effort in the winter of 2014-15 didn’t pay off, but after stripping the Padres roster for parts, Myers remains. The former Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year and the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year with Tampa Bay stayed healthy for a full season for the first time in '16, enabling him to set career highs in homers and stolen bases (28 apiece) while earning his first All-Star honor. That in turn led San Diego to sign him to a six-year, $83 million contract with the hope that he’ll be able to anchor their next winning team.
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