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Myles Straw was as good defensively as he was bad offensively

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Myles Straw had a good month of April.

Fresh off signing a five-year, $25 million contract extension with the Cleveland Guardians, Straw slashed .291/.387/.380, posted a career-high 14% walk rate, and produced 125 wRC+ in the first month of the season, all while providing Gold Glove-level defense in center field.

Unfortunately, the calendar turned to May.

Over the next four months, Straw was one of the worst hitters in all of Major League Baseball, carrying a .178/.245/.221 slash line with 35 wRC+ in 384 plate appearances. It was brutal. To perfectly illustrate his decline, Straw went from batting leadoff on Opening Day to batting dead last in the lineup in the final game of the regular season.