Straw went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a second RBI in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Baltimore. Straw was the hitting star for Houston's powerful lineup. He belted a second-inning solo blast, his second of the season, then delivered the go-ahead and winning run in the top of the seventh. In between those two events, Straw made a diving catch on Cedric Mullins' sinking liner in the third inning to save that frame from snowballing. The center fielder has turned around his season since early May, hitting .297 with a .352 on-base percentage over 142 plate appearances since May 10.
Straw went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Saturday's 7-3 win over the White Sox. 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.
Straw went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in an 8-4 win over Texas on Wednesday. Straw's fourth-inning long ball may have been overlooked in a game that featured eight homers, including two apiece by three different players, but it was significant in that it represented his first round-tripper since his 2018 rookie campaign. Straw's forte is clearly his speed, so fantasy managers who roster him should be doing so mostly for potential stolen bases. Straw has eight thefts in 12 attempts this season and has also contributed 26 runs, 23 RBI and nine doubles.
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. Straw reached base three times in the win and is slowly raising his OBP. Over the last 28 games, the center fielder is 31-for-99 (.313) with an on-base percentage of .364. That's bumped him up to .328 for the season, up from .296 at the start of this recent stretch. His main goal entering the season was to get on base, and it looks like he's achieving that after a slow start. His other goal -- 50 steals -- appears to be unattainable at this point, as Straw has eight steals through 61 games.
Straw is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Twins. Straw sits after going 5-for-12 in his last three games. Chas McCormick will start in center field in his absence.