Myles Straw
Myles Straw
26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Houston Astros
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Most of Straw's time on the field in 2020 came when George Springer was injured. The speedy outfielder did not do much with his at-bats, posting an anemic 39 wRC+, though he did swipe six bags in eight tries. Not only did Straw fan a career-worst 25.6% of the time, but he also walked at just a 4.4% clip, well below the double-digit level he displayed throughout his minor-league career. Straw's game is speed, so diminished plate skills hurt him more than others; his chances to steal are limited by a .244 OBP. Even with Springer leaving as a free agent, Straw is unlikely to be deployed as a lineup regular throughout 2020. Straw's lack of power relegates him to AL-only status on draft day, but he could be an in-season mixed-league pickup as an injury replacement. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#317
ADP
$Signed a $100,000 contract with the Astros in 2015.
Swipes bag, scores in two-hit game
OFHouston Astros
June 20, 2021
Straw went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Saturday's 7-3 win over the White Sox.
ANALYSIS
Straw tallied a pair of singles and stole second in the sixth inning. He scored in the fourth frame on a Michael Brantley double. The 26-year-old is slashing .253/.323/.316 and leads the Astros with nine steals. The speedster primarily contributes with his elite baserunning skills, as he has very little power. He has 27 runs and 23 RBI in 255 plate appearances this season.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
30
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
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1
1
25
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+32%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+18%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+996%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+13%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .527 161 21 0 8 5 .207 .286 .241
Since 2019vs Right .696 310 41 1 30 18 .270 .347 .348
2021vs Left .571 92 9 0 5 3 .232 .315 .256
2021vs Right .676 167 18 1 18 6 .262 .331 .345
2020vs Left .069 29 2 0 0 0 .034 .034 .034
2020vs Right .756 55 6 0 8 6 .314 .364 .392
2019vs Left .782 40 10 0 3 2 .294 .400 .382
2019vs Right .692 88 17 0 4 6 .257 .368 .324
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+23%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+17%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+18%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+43%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .575 252 27 1 24 13 .221 .296 .279
Since 2019Away .710 219 35 0 14 10 .280 .361 .349
2021Home .594 146 15 1 14 7 .221 .297 .298
2021Away .696 113 12 0 9 2 .292 .363 .333
2020Home .466 40 1 0 6 3 .189 .250 .216
2020Away .552 44 7 0 2 3 .233 .250 .302
2019Home .599 66 11 0 4 3 .241 .323 .276
2019Away .855 62 16 0 3 5 .300 .435 .420
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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
0.47
 
BB Rate
9.7%
 
K Rate
20.5%
 
BABIP
.316
 
ISO
.062
 
AVG
.251
 
OBP
.326
 
SLG
.313
 
OPS
.638
 
wOBA
.290
 
Exit Velocity
78.5 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
18.4%
 
Barrels/PA
0.8%
 
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97 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
2018
Tim Locastro was the only player in MLB in 2019 who had a faster sprint time from home to first than Straw. By average sprint speed, only Locastro, Trea Turner and Byron Buxton were faster in 2019. Straw can absolutely fly and stole 70 bases in the minors between Double-A and Triple-A in 2018. Last year, he was 27-for-32 between Triple-A and the majors in 122 games. The last thing a pitcher wants to do is walk this guy, but they still do as Straw has had a double-digit walk rate in all but one stop on his climb to the major leagues. This is Billy Hamilton, but a version of Hamilton that does not get the bat knocked out of his hands. Straw does not have power, but handles the bat well enough to make good opposite-field contact to get on base. The deep roster limits him to the bench, but Straw can still provide 15-20 steals over the course of the season.
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.
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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Blasts second career homer
OFHouston Astros
June 17, 2021
Straw went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in an 8-4 win over Texas on Wednesday.
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Settling in at CF
OFHouston Astros
June 14, 2021
Straw went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, an RBI and a stolen base in Sunday's 14-3 win over the Twins.
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Not starting Saturday
OFHouston Astros
June 12, 2021
Straw is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Twins.
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Knocks in two
OFHouston Astros
June 10, 2021
Straw went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's 8-3 win over Boston.
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Takes seat Sunday
OFHouston Astros
June 6, 2021
Straw is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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