Wil Myers Named Ambassador for MLB All-Star Game

He was selected to play for the U.S. Team during the All-Star Futures Game in 2011 and 2012

Padres first baseman Wil Myers, 25, has been named ambassador for the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Week events in San Diego.

Myers, now in his second season with the Padres, will help create excitement for the week’s events. They include the MLB All-Star FanFest at the San Diego Convention Center July 8th to the 12th, All-Star Sunday featuring the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game on July 10th, the All-Star Workout Day featuring the Home Derby Run on July 11th and the All-Star Game on July 12th.

Myers won the American League Rookie of the Year award in 2013 with the Tampa Bay Rays while leading AL rookies in RBI (53), doubles (23), extra-base hits (36), on-base percentage (.354) and slugging percentage (.478) in just 88 games.

With the Padres, he’s hit a career high of 15 home runs and leads the team with 43 runs. He is second on the Padres in hits (74) and RBI (40) and is tied with teammate Matt Kemp for the team lead in home runs.

He was originally drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the third round of the 2009 MLB Draft and was selected to play for the U.S. Team during the All-Star Futures Game, which features the top minor league prospects.

“I first experienced MLB All-Star Week as a Futures player in 2011 and 2012, and I’m ready for more,” said Myers. “I’m looking forward to representing the Padres and Major League Baseball during an action-packed week of All-Star festivities here in San Diego.”

The 87th MLB All-Star Game will be broadcast on Fox Sports. Tickets for the week's events can be bought here.

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