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26 Myles Straw SS

Houston Astros

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June 30, 2020 08:12 PM
Astros' Myles Straw: Invited to summer camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw has been added to the Astros' 60-man player pool.

Straw had been considered on the roster bubble during spring training, but the expanded roster makes him a likely inclusion to start the season. The question then becomes whether he remains on the active roster in the weeks following the opening of the season, when rosters are reduced from 30 to 28, then 28 to 26. Houston will have Yordan Alvarez and prospect Kyle Tucker as spare outfielders, which could preclude Straw from being on the final 26-man roster. Alvarez, however, is not good defensively and will serve as the primary designated hitter, so there might be space for Straw, who can also play the infield.

June 26, 2020 04:48 PM
Astros' Myles Straw: In line for expanded roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw is expected to serve as a reserve outfielder for the Astros, Brian McTaggart of reports.

When the Astros traded Jake Marisnick to the Mets during the offseason, an opportunity swung wide open for Straw, who brings a few skills to the roster. His 30.1 feet-per-second sprint speed was the fourth fastest in the big leagues last season -- he also went 8-for-9 when attempting to steal -- and he's considered a good defensive replacement option. Additionally, Straw adds positional versatility. He made his first MLB appearances on the infield in 2019, playing 26 games at shortstop and four games at second base.

March 23, 2020 12:56 AM
Astros' Myles Straw: Team HR leader
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw led the Astros this spring with three home runs and tied for the team lead with five RBI. He went 9-for-21 with three walks and seven runs scored (.429/.500/.857) over 11 spring games.

Teammates lauded Straw for the way he pulled the ball during Grapefruit League action, Brian McTaggart of reports. Known for his speed, Straw drove the ball better this spring than in the past. He will take over the spot as the fourth outfielder, a role that was occupied by Jake Marisnick in 2019, and he added shortstop to his portfolio last season.

February 27, 2020 11:04 AM
Astros' Myles Straw: Rare show of power
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw went 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI in Wednesday's spring game against the Cardinals.

Straw is known for his legs, not his power, so Wednesday's show was a rare sight. The 25-year-old has a total of five home runs and 180 stolen bases over five seasons. He's had some experience in the majors, including 56 games (eight steals in nine attempts) in 2019, and is poised to become the departed Jake Marisnick's replacement. If Straw is able to secure an Opening Day roster spot, it will give the Astros a fourth outfielder with speed that also has the ability to play the infield.

October 12, 2019 12:36 PM
Astros' Myles Straw: Left off roster for ALCS
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw is not on the roster for the ALCS, Brian McTaggart of reports.

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.

September 9, 2019 12:28 PM
Astros' Myles Straw: Piles up runs off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw went 3-for-3 with an RBI and three runs Sunday in the Astros' 21-1 win over the Mariners.

Straw managed to put together a nice box-score line in only four innings' worth of action, a testament to how soundly the Astros thumped the Mariners in the series finale. The 24-year-old isn't expected to see many starts in September, but he'll likely rank as the Astros' top pinch-running option and could provide some useful stolen-base production for fantasy managers in deeper mixed and AL-only leagues.

September 5, 2019 04:40 PM
Astros' Myles Straw: Back with big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.

Straw is back with the Astros after spending the minimum 10 days in the minors. The 24-year-old, who is slashing .233/.353/.291 with seven stolen bases in 43 games with the big club this season, will likely serve as a bench bat and pinch runner for the stretch run.

August 27, 2019 06:52 PM
Astros' Myles Straw: Sent back to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw was optioned to Triple-A on Tuesday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

Straw's latest stay in the big leagues lasted less than a week. He's hit .233/.353/.291 in 103 plate appearances at the big-league level this season. Aledmys Diaz (head) returned from the injured list in a corresponding move.

August 22, 2019 09:04 AM
Astros' Myles Straw: Hitless in return to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw started in left field and went 0-for-3 in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Tigers.

Straw, who was called up Wednesday after the Astros placed Carlos Correa (back) on the injured list, replaced a resting Michael Brantley in left field. Houston manager AJ Hinch often talks about the speed element Straw brings to the lineup, but unless another injury hits, he'll get only spot starts.

August 21, 2019 05:20 PM
Astros' Myles Straw: Brought back from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Straw will provide the Astros with depth while Carlos Correa (back) is on the shelf. The 24-year-old has appeared in 40 games for the big club this season, slashing .244/.361/.305 with seven stolen bases.

August 14, 2019 11:20 AM
Astros' Myles Straw: Sent down after doubleheader
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock following Tuesday's doubleheader, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.

He was up as the 26th man, so this move was inevitable. Straw started in center field in Game 2 of the twin bill and went 0-for-3 with a strikeout, but also made a fantastic diving catch in the field. He will be back up in September at the latest.

August 13, 2019 03:24 PM
Astros' Myles Straw: Up as 26th man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw will be promoted from Triple-A Round Rock to serve as the 26th man for Tuesday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Straw has pieced together a .253/.372/.316 slash line with four RBI and seven stolen bases over 39 games this season with the Astros. Houston is scheduled to play a straight doubleheader, so Straw won't officially be added to the roster until the conclusion of Game 1. He's slated to start at the keystone in the nightcap, per Rome.

August 2, 2019 01:00 AM
Astros' Myles Straw: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday, Brian McTaggart of reports.

Straw had seen less playing time over the last week, only starting one of the Astros' last four games. In 39 games with the major-league club, the 24-year-old carried a slash line of .253/.372/.316 with four extra-base hits. Zack Greinke, Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini were added to the big-league roster.

July 25, 2019 01:24 AM
Astros' Myles Straw: Headed for playing-time downturn
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw will start at shortstop and bat ninth Wednesday against the Athletics, Brian McTaggart of reports.

Straw has entered the lineup at shortstop in four of the Astros' last six games, but Wednesday's start could be his last in a while for the big club. The Astros plan to bring Carlos Correa (ribs) back from the 60-day injured list ahead of Friday's series opener in St. Louis and immediately install him back into an everyday role in the middle infield, leaving no room for Straw. Though Straw's elite speed -- he's gone 7-for-8 on stolen-base attempts since joining the big club -- would make him a weapon off the bench, he could be at risk of a demotion to Triple-A Round Rock to facilitate Correa's return to the active roster. Utility man Tony Kemp is the other primary candidate to cede his spot to Correa, but unlike Straw, Kemp has no minor-league options remaining.

July 12, 2019 11:24 AM
Astros' Myles Straw: Enters for Bregman
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw entered Thursday's game after Alex Bregman was removed with an injury to his chin. He went 1-for-2 in a 5-0 loss to Texas.

Bregman took a bad-hop grounder off the chin, leaving a cut that required stitches to close. It's not a serious injury, but it left Bregman disoriented as he walked off the field. His status for Friday's game is unclear, so Straw could get the start. With Carlos Correa (fractured rib) beginning a rehab assignment next week, Straw's time with the major-league club could be ending fairly shortly.

July 6, 2019 10:40 AM
Astros' Myles Straw: Swipes fifth bag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw started at shortstop and went 0-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Angels.

In the 21 games that Straw has made at least one plate appearance, he's reached base safely in 19 of them. That will lead to running opportunities for a 24-year-old who has five steals since being called up. Unfortunately, his days in Houston may be numbered. Carlos Correa (ribs) and Aledmys Diaz (hamstring) are targeting a return following the All-Star break, which will likely send Straw back to Triple-A Round Rock.

June 30, 2019 09:00 AM
Astros' Myles Straw: Starts at shortstop
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw started at shortstop for the second time in three games Saturday and went 1-for-4 with a run scored in a 6-5 win over the Mariners.

Manager AJ Hinch feels Straw provides an element of speed that the lineup otherwise lacks. It's a lineup that has struggled to produce runs lately, leaving 89 men on base over the last 10 games while scoring just 3.4 runs per contest. "I like having him in the lineup," Hinch said. "His contact rate is really good. His speed is excellent. He adds a dimension to our lineup that we don't have a lot of and that gets him into the lineup. The only way I could do it with the configuration today was in short." Straw only started playing shortstop this year in the minors and is building up comfort and instincts at the position. With Carlos Correa (ribs) out until after the All-Star break, Straw may get a few more opportunities this coming week, though Alex Bregman is presumed to be the primary fill-in for Correa.

June 22, 2019 11:40 AM
Astros' Myles Straw: Gets outfield start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw started in left field and went 1-for-3 with a walk in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Yankees.

Straw entered the starting lineup for Josh Reddick, who was given the night off. He's serving as a depth outfielder but is also the primary backup at shortstop after Houston sent Jack Mayfield to the minors. It was somewhat surprising to see Mayfield sent down, but the Astros view Straw's speed as an asset that can be utilized.

June 15, 2019 09:32 AM
Astros' Myles Straw: Fills in for injured Marisnick
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw entered Friday's game after Jake Marisnick departed with a left knee injury. He walked in his lone plate appearance and scored a run.

Marisnick sustained the injury on a groundout to end the fifth inning and was pulled before he could trot out to center field for the sixth. The Astros are describing the injury as left knee discomfort. If the injury lingers, Straw is the likely candidate to get starts in center field with George Springer (hamstring) sidelined on the injured list.

June 6, 2019 02:40 PM
Astros' Myles Straw: Sitting in series finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Mariners, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Straw started in four of the Astros' past five games, with the bulk of his production coming in his three-hit, three-steal performance in Sunday's 6-2 win over Oakland. The speedy shortstop/outfielder should handle a quasi-everyday role until the Astros return at least one of Aledmys Diaz (hamstring), Jose Altuve (hamstring), George Springer (hamstring) and Carlos Correa (ribs) from the 10-day injured list.

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