With news breaking about Carlos Correa and his cracked rib, the Astros make the move to bring up Myles Straw from Triple-A Round Rock.
It’s also been said that the injury happened at Correa’s home Tuesday morning.
With that, Myles Straw gets his second cup of coffee with the Astros.
The Garden Grove product had only a handful of opportunities to show Astros fans what he can do, only given ten plate appearances last year. However, the tools he brings to the table, Astros fans should be salivating at the possibilities.
Not since Willy Taveras (we’ve been hearing this name a lot lately) have the Astros had a player with this kind of speed, let alone a table setter like they do in Straw.
In 2017, his abilities were on full display between both Triple-A and Double-A, as he stole a staggering 70 bases between the two leagues. He also had a very respectable .291 average along with a .381 OBP.
The 24-year-old hasn’t let up this season either. Which is an impressive feat as he has been splitting time between shortstop and center field during the 2019 season. As of yesterday, the speedy Straw’s season totals stand at 55 hits, 31 runs, and 16 stolen bases. His .289 average is 3rd best on the Round Rock Express.
You never want to see an injury be the reason for a call-up, however, like Derek Fisher before him, Straw has the opportunity to carve out a solid role in the Astros line up for the foreseeable future. Especially with his new found position.
We here at CTH wish Correa the quickest recovery to his injury but are firmly standing behind Straw. Be ready to watch a blur of speed track down fly balls or steal bases to get rallies going.