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Myles Straw

Myles Straw

CF | B/T: R/R | 5' 10" 180 | Age: 25
Draft: 2015 (Rd: 12, #349, Houston Astros) - St. Johns River State College
Garden Grove, CA USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 128 108 27 29 0 7 8 .269 .378 .343 .721
2 Seasons 138 117 31 32 1 8 10 .274 .380 .368 .747
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .269 0 7 8 .721
2 Seasons .274 1 8 10 .747

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2018 HOU AL 9 10 9 4 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 .333 .400 .667 1.067
2019 HOU AL 56 128 108 27 29 4 2 0 7 19 24 8 1 0 .269 .378 .343 .721
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2018 HOU AL 10 6 0 0 0 .250 1 0 0 40 4.0 .000 .100 .333 .333 0
2019 HOU AL 128 37 43 1 0 .345 6 2 12 567 4.43 .188 .000 .792 .074 .074 0

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 20 | Run: 70 | Arm: 65 | Field: 55 | Overall: 45

The Astros' analytics department liked Straw's .413 batting average and 8 percent strikeout rate as a St. John's River (Fla.) CC sophomore in 2015 and their scouts bought in after his pre-Draft workout, so the club signed him for $100,000 as a 12th-rounder. He led the Minors in hitting (.358) during his first full pro season and in steals (70) in 2018. He made enough of an impression during his brief playing time as a September callup to earn a spot on Houston's postseason roster.

One of the more unusual prospects in baseball, Straw gets at least plus grades on four of his five tools from some evaluators yet has such an extreme approach that he may not make enough offensive impact to play regularly in the Majors. A right-handed hitter, he excels at controlling the strike zone and making contact, but he lets the ball travel so deep that he mostly generates ground balls to the opposite field. He has the bat speed and strength to produce some power, as evidenced by his 395-foot home run to right-center with the Astros in September, yet he hit just three homers and slugged .376 in his first four Minor League seasons.

Straw's plus-plus speed enables him to turn grounders into hits and he has become more aggressive as a basestealer while succeeding at an 86 percent clip over the last two seasons. His quickness also allows him to cover plenty of ground in center field and his well above-average arm is unusually strong for the position and fits anywhere in the outfield. He played his first pro game at shortstop last July and has seen more action there in 2019 in an attempt to enhance his versatility.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 40 9 1 11.1 84.2 10.2 .339 .536 .448 .406 .375 22.2 0.0 10.0
2019 567 85 1 1.2 83.7 7.7 .260 .339 .323 .321 .330 16.5 18.8 14.8
ALL 607 94 2 2.1 83.8 8.0 .266 .354 .332 .328 .334 17.0 17.4 14.5
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
10/12/2019 Houston Astros reassigned CF Myles Straw to the minor leagues.
09/05/2019 Houston Astros recalled CF Myles Straw from Round Rock Express.
08/27/2019 Houston Astros optioned CF Myles Straw to Round Rock Express.
08/21/2019 Houston Astros recalled Myles Straw from Round Rock Express.
08/14/2019 Houston Astros optioned CF Myles Straw to Round Rock Express.
08/13/2019 Houston Astros recalled Myles Straw from Round Rock Express.
08/02/2019 Houston Astros optioned CF Myles Straw to Round Rock Express.
05/29/2019 Houston Astros recalled Myles Straw from Round Rock Express.
03/19/2019 Houston Astros optioned CF Myles Straw to Round Rock Express.
09/15/2018 Houston Astros selected the contract of CF Myles Straw from Fresno Grizzlies.
06/16/2018 CF Myles Straw assigned to Fresno Grizzlies from Corpus Christi Hooks.
06/03/2018 CF Myles Straw assigned to Frederick Keys.
06/03/2018 CF Myles Straw assigned to Fresno Grizzlies.
01/25/2018 Houston Astros invited non-roster LF Myles Straw to spring training.
08/22/2017 CF Myles Straw assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Buies Creek Astros.
03/26/2017 OF Myles Straw assigned to Houston Astros.
08/12/2016 Myles Straw assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from Quad Cities River Bandits.
05/19/2016 OF Myles Straw assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits from Greeneville Astros.
06/22/2015 OF Myles Straw assigned to Greeneville Astros.
06/19/2015 Houston Astros signed CF Myles Straw.