Myles Straw
24-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Houston Astros AAA
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.
Will work at shortstop
SSHouston Astros  AAA
April 3, 2019
Straw will open the season as a shortstop for Triple-A Round Rock, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Moving Straw to the infield is something that's been talked about as Houston has a glut of outfielders, some with major-league experience, at Round Rock. The 24-year-old Straw played infield in high school, but in four professional seasons, he's tallied just four innings at short.
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .000 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Since 2017vs Right 1.067 10 3 1 1 2 .333 .400 .667
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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Since 2017Home .000 1 3 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Since 2017Away 1.194 9 1 1 1 1 .375 .444 .750
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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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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Transitions to infield
SSHouston Astros  AAA
March 30, 2019
Straw is listed as an infielder on Triple-A Round Rock's roster, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Loses out on Opening Day gig
SSHouston Astros  AAA
March 19, 2019
The Astros optioned Straw to their minor-league camp Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Looking for final roster spot
SSHouston Astros  AAA
March 12, 2019
Straw is hitting .310 (9-for-29) with nine runs scored and two stolen bases.
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Blasts first MLB homer
SSHouston Astros  AAA
September 30, 2018
Straw went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 5-2 win over Baltimore in the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader.
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Contract selected by Astros
SSHouston Astros  AAA
September 15, 2018
Straw had his contract purchased by the Astros on Saturday.
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