Myles Straw
Myles Straw
25-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Houston Astros
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Straw was promoted to the majors in mid-September, hitting a homer and swiping two bases over just 10 plate appearances. That power isn't real, as the homer was just the fourth of his four-year professional career, but the speed certainly is. He'd already stolen 70 bases in the minors last season before his callup, and he was included on the Astros' postseason roster almost exclusively for his wheels. That speed should certainly interest fantasy owners, but steals are much more valuable in fantasy than reality, and if a player can't do much else, he won't get much playing time. Don't write off Straw completely, as he's still 24 with room to grow, but a .257/.349/.317 line in 66 Triple-A games and a complete lack of power give little reason to believe he'll carve out a significant role on Houston's loaded roster in 2019. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Astros in 2015 that includes a $100,00 signing bonus.
Left off roster for ALCS
SSHouston Astros
October 12, 2019
Straw is not on the roster for the ALCS, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Straw was available off the bench for the ALDS but will now miss the ALCS as the Astros added an extra arm to their bullpen. The 24-year-old did not make an appearance during the ALDS despite his pinch-running abilities.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
15
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
8
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+7%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+13%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .782 40 11 0 3 2 .294 .400 .382
Since 2017vs Right .733 98 20 1 5 8 .265 .371 .361
2019vs Left .782 40 10 0 3 2 .294 .400 .382
2019vs Right .692 88 17 0 4 6 .257 .368 .324
2018vs Left .000 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2018vs Right 1.067 10 3 1 1 2 .333 .400 .667
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+53%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+43%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .589 67 14 0 4 4 .237 .318 .271
Since 2017Away .902 71 17 1 4 6 .310 .437 .466
2019Home .599 66 11 0 4 3 .241 .323 .276
2019Away .855 62 16 0 3 5 .300 .435 .420
2018Home .000 1 3 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
2018Away 1.194 9 1 1 1 1 .375 .444 .750
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Myles Straw compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.79
 
BB Rate
14.8%
 
K Rate
18.8%
 
BABIP
.345
 
ISO
.074
 
AVG
.269
 
OBP
.378
 
SLG
.343
 
OPS
.721
 
wOBA
.330
 
Exit Velocity
84.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
31.8%
 
Barrels/PA
0.8%
 
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101 days ago
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116 days ago
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150 days ago
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Straw appears interesting on paper, but he profiles as a fourth or fifth outfielder long term and is unlikely to reach the majors this season. He is a threat on the bases (81 steals in 111 minor-league attempts), but his complete lack of power will hold him back. His opposite-field approach (45.8 percent at High-A) is great for a player who wants to hit a bunch of singles, but he doesn't do damage when he hits the ball. He should open the year at Double-A and could make his major-league debut (possibly in another organization) in 2019.
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Piles up runs off bench
SSHouston Astros
September 9, 2019
Straw went 3-for-3 with an RBI and three runs Sunday in the Astros' 21-1 win over the Mariners.
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Back with big club
SSHouston Astros
September 5, 2019
Straw was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
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Sent back to Triple-A
SSHouston Astros
August 27, 2019
Straw was optioned to Triple-A on Tuesday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
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Hitless in return to majors
SSHouston Astros
August 22, 2019
Straw started in left field and went 0-for-3 in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Tigers.
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Brought back from minors
SSHouston Astros
August 21, 2019
Straw was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. He's starting in left field and hitting ninth against the Tigers, per David Barron of the Houston Chronicle.
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