Myles Straw – Houston Astros
Right now Myles Straw is one of the fastest hitters in the minor leagues. Maybe he’s one of the fastest in all of baseball even.
In the long run, he would be a great addition to the Mets outfield because of his ability to get on base and his ability to steal.
He has no power whatsoever. He’s hit a total of three home runs in more than 1300 at-bats, but everything else about him is wonderful.
In 2017, over the course of 127 games, he’s scored 90 runs and he hit .290. That’s a lot of runs for that many games played. A lot of those runs were a result of his ability to steal bases. He racked up 38 stolen bases and was caught nine times.
38 steals is a good number for a full season, but it’s only gone up this season.
Through his first 87 games of 2018, he’s already stolen 48 bases and he’s hitting above .300. As for how many times he’s scored, that number stands at 62.
It’s only the 2nd week of July. If these numbers hold, by the end of the shorter triple A season, Myles could crack 100 runs scored and more than 70 stolen bases.
It’s not like he’s playing like this at a lower level either. He’s been consistent at every level up to triple A. He gets called up and he could very easily look like the early 20’s Jose Reyes without power.
The Astros might not even have a use for him. Their outfield already has a really good hitter in George Springer and they recently called up their number one prospect, Kyle Tucker. Not to mention, on MLB Pipeline, Myles is listed as the 20th best prospect.
The Mets could really use a player of his caliber later this season or next season to go along with what they have.