Myles James Noble Straw (born October 17, 1994) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was drafted by the Astros in the 12th round of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft, and made his major league debut in 2018.
|Houston Astros – No. 26|
|Born: October 17, 1994|
Garden Grove, California
|September 15, 2018, for the Houston Astros|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2019 season)
|Runs batted in||8|
Straw attended the Braden River High School in Bradenton, Florida, and played college baseball at St. Johns River State College. He was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 12th round of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft. He was planning on transferring to the University of South Alabama, but signed with the Astros.
Straw made his professional debut with the Greeneville Astros where he batted .268 with 22 stolen bases in 58 games. He played 2016 with the Quad Cities River Bandits and Lancaster JetHawks, slashing a combined .358/.423/.454 with one home run, 27 RBIs, and 21 stolen bases in 87 total games, and 2017 with the Buies Creek Astros and Corpus Christi Hooks where he hit a combined .290 with one home run, 44 RBIs, and 38 stolen bases in 127 games. Straw started 2018 with Corpus Christi and was promoted to the Fresno Grizzlies during the season.
Straw was promoted to the Major Leagues on September 15, 2018. He scored his first career run on September 21, 2018 off of a bunt by Jake Marisnick. He was a pinch runner for J.D Davis. The next day, Straw recorded his first career steal. On September 29, 2018, Straw hit his first Major League home run.
In 2019 he batted .269/.378/.343 with 27 runs, no home runs, 7 RBIs, and 8 stolen bases while being caught once, in 108 at bats.
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