Myles Straw

Myles Straw

28-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Cleveland Guardians
2023 Fantasy Outlook
After an encouraging 2021, Straw's 2022 line left a sour taste in the mouth. He failed to hit a home run in 596 plate appearances, and he slashed just .221/.291/.273. He still boasts solid plate discipline after posting a 9.2 percent walk rate and career-best 14.6 strikeout rate, and the speed remained prevalent with 21 stolen bases and a 94th percentile sprint speed (per Statcast). The big problem with Straw now is that he was seemingly surpassed by Steven Kwan for the leadoff spot -- Straw hit mainly ninth for the last four months of the campaign. The Guardians aren't short on outfield prospects that could provide a more well-rounded game, though his defense and his contract should keep him involved in the team's plans. It's a null point if he can bat .250 and get on base at a .325 clip, but year-to-year consistency hasn't been his strong suit. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a five-year, $25 million contract extension with the Guardians in April of 2022. Contract includes $8 million team option ($1.75 million buyout) for 2027 and $8.5 million team option ($500,000 buyout) for 2028.
Swipes 21st bag
OFCleveland Guardians
October 4, 2022
Straw went 1-for-3 with a run and a stolen base in a 5-3 win Tuesday over Kansas City.
ANALYSIS
Straw reached on a bunt single, stole a base and scored in the fifth inning. It was his 21st stolen base in 22 attempts this season and 14th straight successful try. The 27-year-old has been excellent at the plate of late and has a .326/.373/.389 slash line with six stolen bases in his last 27 games.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
35
65
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
23
21
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+13%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+21%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+26%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+996%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .572 373 46 0 19 8 .233 .300 .271
Since 2020vs Right .645 945 120 4 69 49 .249 .323 .323
2022vs Left .650 142 18 0 8 3 .264 .324 .326
2022vs Right .537 454 54 0 24 18 .207 .281 .256
2021vs Left .593 202 26 0 11 5 .243 .322 .271
2021vs Right .745 436 60 4 37 25 .285 .361 .384
2020vs Left .069 29 2 0 0 0 .034 .034 .034
2020vs Right .756 55 6 0 8 6 .314 .364 .392
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
Even Split
2022
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+5%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+18%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .624 635 78 2 50 30 .241 .318 .306
Since 2020Away .625 683 88 2 38 27 .248 .315 .309
2022Home .582 273 37 0 19 10 .218 .305 .277
2022Away .549 323 35 0 13 11 .222 .280 .269
2021Home .678 322 40 2 25 17 .266 .336 .341
2021Away .715 316 46 2 23 13 .277 .361 .354
2020Home .466 40 1 0 6 3 .189 .250 .216
2020Away .552 44 7 0 2 3 .233 .250 .302
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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.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.62
 
BB Rate
9.1%
 
K Rate
14.6%
 
BABIP
.261
 
ISO
.052
 
AVG
.221
 
OBP
.291
 
SLG
.273
 
OPS
.564
 
wOBA
.259
 
Exit Velocity
87.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
24.7%
 
Barrels/PA
0.5%
 
Expected BA
.236
 
Expected SLG
.301
 
Sprint Speed
24.4 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
47.2%
 
Line Drive %
19.1%
 
Fly Ball %
33.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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It was tough to know what to think of Straw coming into the season after he struggled in 2020 (.500 OPS, .049 ISO). Straw was on everyone's fantasy radar after stealing 72 bases in 2018, but he wouldn't stay in the majors with a .500 OPS. He answered the call by raising his OBP and SLG by 100 points to post a .700 OPS. It would be nice if he hit a bit better, but it was enough to stay in the lineup in order to steal 30 bases and score 86 runs while playing for Houston and Cleveland. As long he continues to hit, the stolen bases should continue and there is the chance he develops some more power. A sub-.100 ISO and 2.5% HR/FB will limit his upside. He might be that best late source of stolen bases for fantasy managers with certain team builds, but he comes with the risk of reverting to his 2020 self. If a manager needs Straw for stolen bases, they've backed themselves into a corner in the draft.
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.
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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Not in Sunday's lineup
OFCleveland Guardians
October 2, 2022
Straw is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
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Heads to bench Wednesday
OFCleveland Guardians
September 28, 2022
Straw isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Rays.
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Posts 20th steal
OFCleveland Guardians
September 27, 2022
Straw went 1-for-5 with an RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday's 6-5 extra-innings loss to the Rays.
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Swipes 19th bag
OFCleveland Guardians
September 25, 2022
Straw went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Sunday's 10-4 victory over the Rangers.
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Scores three runs
OFCleveland Guardians
September 19, 2022
Straw went 1-for-2 with a triple, three runs scored, two walks and a stolen base in Monday's 11-4 win over the Twins.
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