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Myles brings unique skill set to the Indians

Myles brings unique skill set to the Indians
June 29, 2011
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Bryson Myles (Photo: Lianna Holub)
"I hit like Mays, and run like Hayes."

So goes the famous quote from the character Willie Mays Hayes played by Wesley Snipes in the fictional movie "Major League". It has been well over 20 years since Snipes uttered those words, and ever since many Indians fans have often dreamed of a player who could in fact not only be an impact hitter but also be an impact runner.

It may have finally happened with the selection of outfielder Bryson Myles in the 6th round of this year's draft.

Myles, 21, provides a unique combination of speed and power in his 5'11" 230 pound build. He has all the intangibles to be an elite runner with the ability to hit the ball out of the ballpark and be a run producer, something not commonly seen in the Indians farm system or in the game period.

Said one scout who saw him this spring,

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