Myles Straw

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Myles James Noble Straw

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Biographical Information[edit]

Myles Straw was the starter in center field for the Houston Astros during the first half of the 2021 season, taking over for George Springer who had left as a free agent. He did well, hitting .262 in 98 games with strong defence, but with no power. In a surprise move, the Astros traded him to the Cleveland Indians at the trading deadline on July 30th, in return for middle reliever Phil Maton and minor leaguer Yainer Diaz. he did even better for Cleveland, hitting .285 in 60 games with an OPS+ of 104, but the Astros had replacements ready in rookies Chas McCormick and Jake Meyer, while they had few internal options to shore up their bullpen. In his absence, the Astros made it to the World Series, where he paid them a visit as a private citizen.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Brian McTaggart: "Straw visits former Astros teammates at WS: Outfielder played 98 games for Houston in '21 before trade to Cleveland", mlb.com, October 30, 2021. [1]

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