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June 21, 2021 02:44 AM
Astros' Myles Straw: Swipes bag, scores in two-hit game
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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.

June 17, 2021 04:08 AM
Astros' Myles Straw: Blasts second career homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 14, 2021 08:56 AM
Astros' Myles Straw: Settling in at CF
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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.

June 12, 2021 04:40 PM
Astros' Myles Straw: Not starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 10, 2021 03:04 PM
Astros' Myles Straw: Knocks in two
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's 8-3 win over Boston.

Straw joined Houston's 17-hit parade Wednesday and is 6-for-13 with four RBI over the last five games. He's been mired in the low .200s for most of the season, but the center fielder has slowly built up to .245 following a 25-game stretch in which he's hit .295 (26-for-88).

June 6, 2021 10:52 AM
Astros' Myles Straw: Takes seat Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Straw had a productive game in Saturday's loss to Toronto, tallying a single, walk, two RBI and stolen base in the matchup. He'll get a breather in the series finale as Chas McCormick takes over in center field.

June 6, 2021 05:56 PM
Astros' Myles Straw: Productive in Saturday's loss
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Straw went 1-for-3 with a walk, two RBI and a stolen base in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Blue Jays.

The outfielder is in a bit of a groove at the plate, batting .286 (12-for-42) over the last 12 games with three RBI, six runs and two steals. Straw's lack of power and spot at the bottom of the Houston order put a significant damper on his fantasy ceiling, but in deep formats, his seven stolen bases on the year have some value.

June 5, 2021 12:44 AM
Astros' Myles Straw: Three-hit effort
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Straw went 3-for-4 with a double, a hit by pitch and two runs scored in Friday's 13-1 win over Toronto.

Straw entered Friday in a 2-for-17 rut at the plate in his last five games. He snapped the slump with a productive effort at the dish. The 26-year-old has a .241/.311/.289 slash line with no home runs, 17 RBI, 20 runs scored and six stolen bases across 210 plate appearances. He's added a triple and seven doubles this year.

May 31, 2021 07:48 PM
Astros' Myles Straw: Swipes bag Monday
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Straw went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Monday's 11-2 win over Boston.

The speedy outfielder had been caught in all three of his previous stolen base attempts in May before finally notching his sixth steal Monday. Straw hasn't done much else this season -- he has no home runs, 16 RBI, 16 runs scored and a .237/.309/.283 slash line in 195 plate appearances. He hadn't successfully stolen a base since April 28.

May 30, 2021 09:12 AM
Astros' Myles Straw: Steal percentage dropping
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw, who was thrown out while attempting to steal Friday, has been caught four times in nine attempts in 2021.

Friday's caught-stealing was the third consecutive for Straw, who has not stolen a base during the month of May. As such, manager Dusty Baker wants him to consider changes to his baserunning strategies, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. "To me, his jumps are good, but I think I've been talking to him about getting another step, another step on your lead," Baker said. "If you're getting back to first base too easily, or you never get picked off, that means your lead isn't large enough." Straw, who had two hits in Saturday's loss to San Diego but did not attempt a steal, set a preseason goal to swipe 50 bags.

May 22, 2021 12:36 PM
Astros' Myles Straw: On bench Saturday
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Straw is not starting Saturday's game against the Rangers, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Straw has struggled offensively this season at the bottom of Houston's lineup, but he has hit .300 in his last 10 games. Oddly, the speedster has not stolen a base in that span, but the increased offensive production of late remains a positive sign for the 26-year-old. Chas McCormick gets the start in center field Saturday.

May 20, 2021 07:16 AM
Astros' Myles Straw: Three hits in win
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Straw went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Wednesday's 8-1 win over the Athletics.

Straw has multiple hits in three of the last five games, going 8-for-20 during that run to raise his average 28 points to .236. With so much firepower in the lineup, the Astros don't need Straw to hit like former center fielder George Springer, but they would like to see him get on base with more consistency. Straw's job is safe for now, but if his slow start lingers, the club may eventually promote Jose Siri, who is slashing .400/.438/.778 at Triple-A Sugar Land.

May 15, 2021 06:00 PM
Astros' Myles Straw: Bottom-of-the-order uprising
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Straw went 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBI and a run scored in Friday's 10-4 win over the Rangers.

Straw was part of a rare uprising from the bottom of the order. The normally anemic trio of Kyle Tucker, Straw and Martin Maldonado were a combined 6-for-10 with seven RBI and four runs scored. Straw has hit safely in three of the last four games, going 5-for-15 during that stretch to raise his season average to .220.

May 12, 2021 04:00 PM
Astros' Myles Straw: Not in Wednesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Angels, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Straw had gone 2-for-19 with a double, two RBI, three walks and four strikeouts in his last six games. Chas McCormick will take over in center field and bat eighth.

May 11, 2021 12:00 PM
Astros' Myles Straw: Knocks in two in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Angels.

On a night when the Astros had issues delivering men in scoring position, they got rare production from a member of the lower third of the order. Straw, who entered the game with one hit and zero RBI over his last 15 at-bats, delivered an RBI single in the second inning and an RBI double in the fifth. Straw was never meant to be a true replacement for George Springer in center field, but the Astros surely hoped for something more than his current .214/.302/.268 slash line. Houston ranks 29th in MLB with a .541 OPS from its center fielders.

April 29, 2021 01:32 PM
Astros' Myles Straw: Steals another base in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Straw went 2-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base and an RBI in Wednesday's 7-5 win over the Mariners.

Straw reached base all four times he stepped up to the plate in Wednesday's come-from-behind win. He singled home a run in the second to give the Astros a 2-0 lead and followed that up with another single, a hit by pitch and a stolen base, and then a walk in the eighth. Straw is now tied for fourth in baseball with five steals, though he's slashing a mere .228/.303/.278 with nine RBI, nine runs scored and an 8:16 BB:K. The 26-year-old doesn't possess much power, so he'll need to do a better job of getting on base while remaining active on the basepaths to maintain fantasy relevance.

April 27, 2021 06:32 AM
Astros' Myles Straw: Steals base, scores
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Straw went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Monday's 5-2 win over Seattle.

Straw put himself in scoring position when he stole his fifth base of the season in the second inning but was stranded on second. He later reached base on a fielder's choice and came around to score on a Jose Altuve single. Straw's five steals are tied for fourth in MLB with several others.

April 27, 2021 12:20 PM
Astros' Myles Straw: Leads off Sunday
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Straw batted leadoff and went 0-for-3 with a walk in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Angels.

Straw stepped in at leadoff while Carlos Correa was rested for the first time this season. The leadoff spot has been a rotation since Jose Altuve was placed on the COVID-19 protocols list. With Altuve set to return Monday, Straw should return to his normal eight-hole in the order.

April 25, 2021 09:12 AM
Astros' Myles Straw: Doubles twice in win
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Straw went 2-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored in Saturday's 16-2 win over the Angels.

Straw has a modest three-game hitting streak, going 4-for-13 (.308) during that stretch. Now that Houston's major players are back from the COVID-19 protocols list, Straw's .509 OPS becomes less noticeable, and the returnees may help to increase his production.

April 22, 2021 03:52 PM
Astros' Myles Straw: Back in lineup
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Straw (illness) is starting Thursday's game against the Angels, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

Straw sat out Wednesday's game against the Rockies due to COVID-19 vaccine side effects, but he was never placed on the injured list and will return to the lineup for Thursday's series opener. Straw has gone 2-for-14 with one RBI and five strikeouts in his last four games.

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