CANDON MYLES
CENTER FIELD
  Born: October 24, 1992
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 185
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 12th Round, 362nd Overall, 2011
How Acquired: Draft
High School: South Grand Prairie HS, Grand Prairie, TX
Agent:  N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Myles is a speedy center fielder who likes to run whenever possible.  He also played football for South Grand Prairie.  Myles had a commitment to Howard University, but signed about a week before the deadline.

2011
R:  167/167/167, 6 AB, 2 K

Got into two games at the end of the GCL season.

2012
R:  279/365/333, 111 AB, 2 2B, 2 3B, 15 BB, 24 K, 12-17 SB

Myles opened 2012 in the GCL, which may show the Pirates aren’t convinced yet about his bat.  He hit for average and got on base well, but didn’t show any power.  He didn’t play after early August, apparently due to some injury.

2013
R:  291/367/305, 141 AB, 2 2B, 15 BB, 29 K, 8-12 SB
A-:  255/407/340, 47 AB, 2 3B, 12 BB, 9 K, 7-9 SB

The Pirates sent Myles back to the GCL once its season opened, which wasn’t exactly a vote of confidence.  He hit about the same as he had the year before.  They moved him up to Jamestown in mid-July.  He didn’t hit quite as well there, but he drew a lot of walks.  He still didn’t take full advantage of his speed on the bases.

2014
R+:  192/325/216, 125 AB, 3 2B, 24 BB, 43 K, 8-11 SB
A:  219/301/288, 146 AB, 6 2B, 2 3B, 15 BB, 46 K, 10-12 SB

With Austin Meadows hurt, Myles opened the season at West Virginia.  He played semi-regularly there until late June, then moved down to Bristol, where he also played semi-regularly.  At both locations he played strictly in left.  Myles hit very little, with no power, although he did show a willingness to take a walk.  He had severe problems with LHPs, posting just a .396 OPS against them.

Myles took a step backward in 2014.  Both Jamestown and the GCL Pirates had a lot of outfielders who look like at least potential prospects, so Myles may have trouble finding playing time anywhere in 2015.

STATS
Baseball Reference — Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
HS
BA
OBP
SLG
AB
2B
3B
HR
BB
K
SB
CS
2011 .495 45
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2015:  Minor league contract.
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus:  $125,000
MiLB Debut: 2012
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible:  2017
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible:  2015
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 7, 2011: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 12th round, 362nd overall pick; signed August 11.