WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Not only did Myles Straw lead the minor leagues in stolen bases last season but also the Astros outfielder prospect beat the player with the next-most by 14 bags.
Still, Straw’s 70 steals — exactly 35 in Double A and 35 in Triple A — left him far short of the lofty number he threw out there last spring training.
His goal hasn’t changed a year later, though. Ahead of a 2019 campaign he will all but certainly begin back in Triple A, the confident 24-year-old is doubling down.
“I’m going to say 100 again,” Straw said. “I said it last year. I know it didn’t happen, but I did pretty well last year. You’ve got to set your goals high. Maybe I do get 100. Maybe I don’t come close. But I’m just going to go ahead and say that right now.”
Straw’s 70 (72 if you count his two in the majors in September) nearly doubled his previous career-best total of 38, set…