Myles Straw was born October 17, 1994, in Garden Grove, California. He is a center fielder in the MLB.
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.
On July 30, 2021, Straw was traded to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for reliever Phil Maton and minor leaguer Yainer Díaz. Straw finished the 2021 season batting .271/.349/.348 with 4 home runs, 48 RBIs and 30 stolen bases between the Astros and Indians.
On April 9, 2022, Straw signed a 5-year, $25 million extension with the Guardians. In 2022 he had the lowest slugging percentage and the lowest OPS (.564) in the majors, batting .221/.291/.273, with no home runs, 32 RBIs, and 21 stolen bases in 22 attempts. On defense, he won a Gold Glove Award in center field.