Saints Sign Indians Farmhand, Outfielder and Sixth Round Pick, Bryson MylesST. PAUL, MN August 6, 2016
Historically, Saints Manager George Tsamis has signed power hitters, a home run threat every time they step up to the plate. This season, Tsamis has looked to add more speed to his line up and hasn’t stopped with a month left in the season. Looking to spark the offense with injuries to several players, the Saints have signed former Cleveland Indians farmhand Bryson Myles.
The 26-year-old Myles started the season splitting time between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus, hitting .231 with 10 doubles, seven home runs and 25 RBI in 69 games. Last season with Akron in the Eastern League, Miles hit 23 doubles and nine home runs while batting .268. In 102 games, he drove in 51 runs and swiped a career high 25 bases in 35 attempts.
Myles was drafted in the sixth round of the 2011 draft by the Cleveland Indians. In his first season with Short Season Mahoning Valley, Myles hit .302 with 10 doubles, three triples a home run and 15 RBI. He successfully stole 20 bases in 27 attempts and was named a Mid-Season All-Star in the New York-Penn State League.
His best season as a professional came in 2013 at Advanced-A Carolina, where he hit .285 with 20 doubles, eight home runs and 52 RBI in 92 games. During the season, Myles swiped 15 bases and went on a 23 game hitting streak, the longest in Carolina Mudcats history. His accomplishments helped him earn a spot as an MiLB Organizational All-Star for 2013.
At the start of the 2014 season, Myles was assigned to Double-A Akron. He played in 80 games before suffering a tear in his right meniscus, forcing him to miss part of the season. Overall, Myles hit .263 in 84 games with the RubberDucks, pounding out 15 doubles, hitting six home runs and driving in 30 runs.
Myles spent his first two years of college at Weatherford College before transferring to Stephen F. Austin State University, where he exploded onto scouts’ radars. In his one season with the Lumberjacks, he led the conference in batting average (.411) and won numerous awards, including Newcomer of the Year, Post-Season Player of the Year and Hitter of the Year. He was named first team All-Southland Conference, and his 53 stolen bases are the second most in a season in Southland Conference history.
The Saints placed infielder Angelo Songco on the inactive list retroactive to July 30. A player must remain on the inactive list for 30 days.
The Saints currently have 21 players on their roster, 10 pitchers and 11 position players, one below the league maximum.