- Brad Miller Is Worth Claiming
Unable to stomach Brendan Ryan and his .230 wOBA as the team's primary shortstop any longer, the Seattle Mariners have reportedly called up 23-year-old Brad Miller in an attempt to breathe some life
- Tightening Brad Miller's Leash
Brad Miller is no longer taking walks or getting hits. That’s obviously a problem, because it means he’s killing your team in average, failing to drive in runs and not getting on base to score runs
- Important Life Questions And Brad Miller
. I've been dealing with a lot of this philosophical life stuff recently, and it's been difficult.
I'm talking, of course, about Brad Miller, and it seems I'm not alone, as the baseball community
- Breaking down Brad Miller for 2014
Believe it or not, when I solicited future shortstop topics last week, the name that came up the most was Brad Miller of the Seattle Mariners.
Don’t get me wrong, I like Miller just fine, and I
- Brad Miller Puts On Weight, Results To Be Determined
% increase in bat speed," Nathan found, and that sort of bat speed increase can lead to an increase of 4.3% in batted ball distance.
And so this year, Mariners shortstop Brad Miller decided to put
- Revisiting the Chris Taylor vs. Brad Miller Debate
to the start of the season, one player I was keeping a close eye on was Chris Taylor. Being stuck in a position battle with Brad Miller made him a questionable target, but I had confidence that he
- Brad Miller Now Likes Striking Out
I made a decision while trying to win a championship last season which I didn't regret at the time, but now must deal with. I traded for Brad Miller. I didn't want him. He was a throw in for a trade
- Brad Johnson Baseball Chat -- 4/3/14
explain 12:02Brad Johnson: Eno is on a plane to Jamaica12:02Comment From LenardLost Ramos and was offered Posey, Desmond, and Donaldson in return for Wright, Trumbo, and Gyorko. I can slide Brad Miller
- Relative Waiver Wire: Brad Miller, Aaron Hicks
a time or three. Those players are unlikely to capture imaginations, although an automatic dismissal is often hasty.
2B/SS Brad Miller, Seattle Mariners
Ownership: CBS 23% | Yahoo! 30
- Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
a (lesser) shot at a sub-3.00 ERA. Let it be known that I'm disqualifying Shelby Miller and Hyun-Jin Ryu from the competition - Miller because his breakout was in 2012 and Ryu because he
- Bradding Miller
Too big of a reach on the title?
As I tend to do on Sundays when considering a topic for my Monday post on shortstops, I was perusing the leaderboards and settled on Brad Miller as today's topic
- Miller's Tale
Spoiler Alert: We’re going to tell you two sentences from now where we come down on the subject of Brad Miller, enigmatic Mariner. Jump to the next paragraph if you don’t want to know until the end
- Brad Miller and Chris Getz: MI Waiver Wire Help
that perfect guy you're looking for, but you might find someone who will stick for the duration of the season such as...
Brad Miller, SEA |SS| Ownership: ESPN - 20.9% Yahoo - 13.0% CBS - 40.0
- Mixed League Waiver Wire: B.J. Upton, Brad Miller
to an inquiry about him indirectly, too see if they can still acquire him at a discount.
SS Brad Miller, Seattle Mariners
Ownership: CBS 32% | Yahoo! 29% | ESPN 3.8%
Eno and I talked about him on Tuesday
- Pitch Movement Benchmarks
- Jesus Guzman and Andrew Miller: Mining the Minors
the call as the Padres departed for American League ballparks in Minnesota and Boston. But he's in the bigs to do more than simply hold down the DH role through interleague play, as Brad Hawpe (finger
- Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
, but he has to seize it before the Phillies roster other players like Jeff Francoeur (in camp as an NRI) or add external talent. If he does play, the stolen bases should follow.
9. Brad Boxberger
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at Miller Park. The Mariners will see Brad Peacock with Felix Hernandez on the bump.
3. Tuesday Picks
Pitchers to Start: Trevor Bauer should provide decent numbers against the Twins. More
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DFS format where you're playing against a wide field of competition, it can help to have runs scored and RBI double counted. When Robinson Cano drives in Brad Miller, you get a point for Cano's RBI
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Gillaspie to the pool against Collin McHugh.
Hitters (speed): Chris Denorfia looks attractive against Jorge de la Rosa.
With Kyle Gibson on the mound, Mariners lefties lefties like Brad Miller
- Reliever Strategy Musings
, Jenrry Mejia, Brad Boxberger, Andrew Miller, or another good reliever. En route to settling on those names, I handled shares of Nick Vincent, Brett Cecil, Casey Fien, and Aaron Barrett. Those four had
- Fun With Reliever Leaderboards
southpaws. Unsurprisingly, Chapman takes the crown with a ridiculous 51.2 percent K%-BB%. Overall, he struck out 58 percent of lefties. Andrew Miller ranks second after his glorious breakout season
- Five Potential Breakouts
don't be surprised if he's finding a lot of playing time early on. Keep an eye out on how often he starts and how he performs, he could be a post-draft steal.
Brad Miller, SS, Seattle Mariners
- The FSWA Draft And H2H Wrinkles
My very first selection was Bryant with the fourth overall pic. I've been among his greatest skeptics, but this seemed like a good format
- Elite, Non-Closers in the 22nd Round
despite an injury. I have Giles penciled in for 15 saves.
The next reliever off the board was Yankees lefty Andrew Miller. Like Giles, his 2014 walk rate was half that of his career. Unlike Giles
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of meltdowns this season, so don't rule out a high scoring game.
Brad Hand is once again troubled by walks. It's an old problem for the 24-year-old lefty, but I do think he'll eventually shake
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is hopelessly unpredictable. I'm starting him in a few leagues where I need the upside, but I can also see the Astros as a decent stack to fade.
Remember everything I wrote about Shelby Miller
- The Cardinals Rotation
and expected roles.
You know Wainwright. He's the guy who terrifies his opponents with excellent control and a devastating curve ball
- April Meltdowns Bring May Flowers
also has big upside if he can stay healthy. Once he halves his walk rate, he'll look a lot better.
Shelby Miller - He's trending in the wrong direction, which might mean that it's actually time
- Risers and Fallers From Week One
did nothing in Florida.
Justin Smoak (up): Regression looms, but I'm not sure anyone really factored how nice it would be for Smoak to bat with runners on base. The top three of Almonte, Brad
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. As is Josmil Pinto beans.
Maybe George Springer will finally light up the scoreboard against Maurer.
Hitters (speed): Brad Miller and Michael Saunders could be worth a peek against McHugh.
- A Place To Celebrate
. Continuing the reliever theme, Wade Davis, Dellin Betances, Brad Boxberger, and Andrew Miller put in frequent appearances on my rosters.
I managed to scrounge a filthy rotation off the waiver wire
- The Sundry Ways I Use The Auction Calculator
want to roster cost? Often, that last question is a negative value - I'm completely comfortable with Brad Miller, but he goes undrafted in 12-team mixed formats. In ultra-deep leagues, it's good
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, Blanks is a fly ball hitter. With a sky high strikeout rate, he's an all-or-nothing play. A home run is quite possible.
Also consider: Derek Norris, Justin Maxwell, Brad Miller, Andrelton Simmons
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against him this season (.413 wOBA). Ouch. The Mariners have plenty of freely available lefty bats, headlined by Seth Smith, Logan Morrison, and Brad Miller.
Also consider: Matt Duffy, Domingo
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is useful. Overall, he's a mediocre player in a good role.
Also consider: Brad Miller, Seth Smith, Preston Tucker, Jason Castro, David DeJesus, Justin Turner, Alex Guerrero, Scott Van Slyke, Mike
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all against right-handed pitching. Nevertheless, Valencia has murdered lefties to the tune of .404/.440/.511 (.487 BABIP).
Also consider: Seth Smith, Brad Miller, Logan Morrison, Mark Canha, Chris
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To accomplish a first place finish, I needed Brad Miller (or Howie Kendrick) to deliver an RBI hit and score a run. Miller made it easy by popping a ninth inning, two-run bomb. My opponents also made it easy
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exploitable among the early pitchers is lefty Brad Hand. He's opposed by a lefty-mashing Nationals lineup. Hand walks more guys than he should, which increases the damage against him.
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a pitcher's value quickly. Just ask Jose Fernandez.
2. Daily DFS
Early: Kevin Gausman and Jake Arrieta hog the early slot. DFS owners can forget about them.
Late: Brad Peacock
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): Perhaps Josh Satin will play against Jorge de la Rosa? Perhaps not. It's a guess.
The Brad Miller, Kyle Seager, Justin Smoak trio might be worth engaging.
Brian Dozier's cropped up in a couple
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Michael Brantley is a middle of the order bat at the moment. His matchup tomorrow is lovely.
Hitters (speed): Michael Saunders and Brad Miller are good targets for a swipe
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be in the lineup.
Michael Saunders, James Jones, and Brad Miller could also swipe a base.
The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters today. The color coding
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. Michael Brantley, Lonnie Chisenhall, David Murphy, and Nick Swisher are four you might find on your waiver wire.
Hitters (speed): James Jones, Michael Saunders, and Brad Miller remain interesting
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like Josh Tomlin a lot. In fact, I'm using him all over the place. But that doesn't change the fact that he's a fly ball pitcher with a high HR/FB ratio. Long balls are a DFSer's friend.
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. He profiles as an adequate major league pitcher whose high fly ball rate will result in plenty of home runs. He belongs in Miami or San Francisco, not Miller Park (to avoid confusion, today's game
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against the Astros (9 IP shutout, 10 K).
Trevor Cahill versus Brad Hand is yet another recipe for runs. Too bad we're baking them in the wrong dish (Marlins Stadium).
The Angels face Nick
- Tinkering With Ottoneu Arbitration Selections
players. With that in mind, Andrew Miller, Julio Teheran, Brian Dozier, Daniel Murphy, Sonny Gray, Jose Fernandez, and Jorge Soler look like odd choices. In reviewing the picks of others, a few noteworthy
- A Collection of Five Category Hitters
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Ethier or Juan Uribe?
Maybe Bobby Abreu will start against Kyle Kendrick.
You can try Kyle Seager, Justin Smoak, or Brad Miller against Phelps in New York. They'll be aiming at the short porch
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. Kelly Johnson and Yangervis Solarte will try to dink one down the line.
Matt Joyce and David DeJesus, come on down.
And while we're at it, let's see Michael Saunders, Justin Smoak, and Brad
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will face Cosart.
Hitters (speed): Just as with Stubbs, Brandon Barnes should start. Charlie Blackmon sometimes blocks one of them from action.
Mariners speed-based lefties like James Jones and Brad
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You could try George Springer against Tyler Skaggs.
Justin Smoak has a rare favorable matchup.
Hitters (speed): James Jones, Michael Saunders, and Brad Miller also appear usable
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for a long time. This year, he's working with a 5.12 ERA and 3.86 FIP. DIPS theory says he'll be better. Years of experience say otherwise.
Brad Mills is a bit of an unknown quantity. It's hard to gauge
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for fantasy owners. Today's game is at homer friendly Miller Park. Phillies hitters should be cheap - and with good reason - so you may want to patch in a guy or two.
I want to stack against Tyler Matzek
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1. More Closer Notes
Yesterday we talked about Brad Boxberger and the Rays bullpen. A few other 'pens are unsettled
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suspect they'll jump on Kendrick early before he settles in.
The Pirates will see Brad Hand. He was somebody I was mildly excited about headed into the season, but his peripherals have been terrible. I
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it's unlikely that's an accurate representation of the club.
Pitchers to Exploit: I'd take offense on either side of the Cardinals-Phillies game. St. Louis will start "broken" Shelby Miller
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to Exploit: Today doesn't have a Ranger of the Day, but tomorrow sure does. It's Scott Baker's turn to look bad in Texas. The Braves, however, are kind of terrible against northpaws.
Lefty Brad Hand
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With the obvious exception of Teheran, the rest of the pitchers in this contest have good days and bad days. They're all playing in hitter friendly stadiums. Good luck.
Late: Brad Hand versus Kyle
- Lessons From A Mock: Round Two
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Brad Miller. However, the result is that I've never really been forced to carefully manage my bankroll. As such, all of the below advice is hypothetical.
I've seen other sites recommend that you
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percent of Yahoo leagues. The switch-hitter will face right hander Jordan Lyles. Dodger Stadium is friendly to left-handed power, so Grandal could pop one.
Also consider: Seth Smith, Brad Miller, Gerardo
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recommendations. Use this link for Jeff's full list.
Half of the Mariners lineup likes fly ball pitchers, so they have a good matchup with Brad Peacock and the Astros. Kyle Seager and Mike Zunino
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of House and we have a recipe for cheap production.
Also consider: Seth Smith, Dustin Ackley, Brad Miller, Ryan Raburn, Daren Ruf, Jeff Francoeur
Hitters (speed): Jake Marisnick is becoming
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(ooh). More cost effective options include A.J. Burnett, Shelby Miller, Carlos Carrasco, Lance Lynn, Noah Syndergaard, Clay Buchholz, and even Mike Wright.
On pitching rich days like these, I
- The Daily Grind: More Trades, Hendricks, Bettis
likely to be a no-platoon guy than a reverse platoon hitter.
Also consider: Mike Napoli, Yonder Alonso, Seth Smith, Brad Miller, Logan Morrison, Cody Asche, Ryan Howard, John Mayberry, Chris Coghlan
- Some Thoughts Regarding Holds
, they lose their holds (and gain saves).
This dynamic can reward the ol' running back handcuff approach. If you roster Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller next season, you should get plenty of saves
- Lessons Learned From a Shallow Linear Weights Draft
, the draft pool is very deep. The biggest problem with my draft plan is that I didn't account for replacement levels correctly. I took Alex Cobb with my sixth pick and Shelby Miller with my seventh. I
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this season, and he'll probably be competing without his best.
Shelby Miller would be a good stacking target if he weren't visiting the Cubs. Considering the paucity of alternatives, throw a couple
- The Guys I Own The Most
Multiple Times (8 Teams)
- Orioles Land Andrew Miller from busy Red Sox
Webb and Brad Brach have flashed potential at times as well, though neither gets the strikeouts requisite for being elite in a bullpen role.
In adding Miller to this group, but not adding
- Top 100 Spring Hitters by OPS
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and an unimpressive walk rate. He needs to improve his peripherals long term. For now, he's mostly showing up here because Miller Park is a nice offensive haven. His matchup against the Brewers isn't
- The Other Way to Build a Team
- Continuing Coverage of Joe Kelly, or Kelly's Wild Night
of continuing coverage.
There was some controversy about Mike Matheny's choice of Kelly over rookie sensation Shelby Miller, making this an interesting game for second guessers and armchair managers
- Stolen Topic: Three Players I Won't Draft
enough. However, that puts him alongside James Shields, Gerrit Cole, Michael Wacha, Shelby Miller, Julio Teheran, and Alex Cobb. That's an impressive list of young players with high upside anchored by one
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and Chris Coghlan seem like fine gambles against Shelby Miller.
Perhaps Robbie Grossman will do some damage against Martinez.
The table below indicates which stadiums have the best
- Doubling Up With Jonathan Lucroy
, Brian McCann socked 23 home runs with a 280 foot average fly ball. And lest you think it's purely park effects, Miller Park is quite home run friendly.
He managed 655 plate appearances by mixing
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are half of them:
Buster Posey and Justin Maxwell vs. Josh Collmenter
Ruben Tejeda, Michael Cuddyer, and Travis d'Arnaud vs. Shelby Miller
Howie Kendrick and Andre Ethier vs Ian Kennedy
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DeJesus vs Marco Estrada
Denard Span vs Shelby Miller
A.J. Pollock vs David Hale
Russell Martin vs Nate Karns
Adam LaRoche, Adam Eaton, Jose Abreu, Geovany Soto vs Phil Hughes
4. Tomorrow's Targets
- 21 Players Whose Fielding Could Affect Their Fantasy Value
- Beware of Sleepers
. The bidding intensifies. Three other owners had the same idea and realize they have to win bids now or risk fielding a pitiful team. Hunter Pence takes home $25 and Shelby Miller is bought for $24
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Johnson's also been quite bad. The most worrying sign - his fastball velocity is down three mph. Get it together Johnson!
Shelby Miller looks broken says Dave Cameron. Ok, let's stack against him
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percent owned and Ventura 66! percent owned (they use two pitchers over there).
I was confident Shelby Miller versus Marco Estrada would turn into a hit parade at some point, but it never happened
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numbers this season. On the one hand, he isn't playing at Coors Field. On the other hand, he is playing at Miller Park, which allows only six percent fewer home runs than Coors (although 28 percent
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underneath Shelby Miller's 3.75 ERA - specifically a 4.76 FIP. We sabermetric types predicted his decline months ago, yet his results remain decent. In a thin contest, you can consider targeting him.
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John Danks has to survive a Tigers lineup that feasts on lefties. Detroit will put a lot of balls in play today.
Dave Cameron earns props for being the first writer to call Shelby Miller
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(lefties just a .224 wOBA).
The Marlins aren't juggernauts of offense, but they also have enough going on to defeat Shelby Miller. He's been solid in three starts since returning from the bullpen
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this game due to their matchup, so Fiers could come away with an easy victory. Beware, the Jays could hit a handful of home runs at Miller Park.
Pitchers to Exploit: Allen Webster has yet to have
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can put a mashing on any lefty, and Miller Park is especially friendly for such meetings.
Tyler Matzek has never had a K/BB ratio above 2.00. That's one reason to dislike him. Another is that he'll
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be expected to have the occasional rough outing. With the game at Miller Park, power is likely to factor into this one. Considering that you'll be looking or a piece of whatever few home runs are hit
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want to get sleepy, look at Nate Eovaldi and Mike Fiers at Miller Park. It's a pure ballpark play where the hitter friendly dimensions could yield some big numbers.
3. Friday Picks
- Ottoneu Strategy Corner - Flores, Feliz, Chavez
for the inevitable pitcher injuries. Yovani Gallardo ($20), Shelby Miller ($19), Homer Bailey ($15), and Tim Hudson ($8), provided similar overall value to Chavez. Of course, so did some free guys like Roenis
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. It's also a good phrase for the afternoon contest. With five games available, you'll want to target hitters at U.S. Cellular Field or Miller Park. Both stadiums are homer havens and will experience
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and Justin Maxwell vs. Christian Bergman
Adam Jones, Alejandro De Aza, Manny Machado, and Steve Pearce vs. Dan Haren
Billy Butler vs. Nate Karns
Adam Lind and Ryan Braun vs. Shelby Miller
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like Nick Hundley has probably been too good to cut.
Similarly, certain disabled players are more important than others. Yasiel Puig cannot be cut. Andrew Miller (pending the extent of his injury
- Get to Know Brad Boxberger
Get to know new Tampa Bay Ray Brad Boxberger.
He likes running water.
No running water in hotel... Great job @HolidayInn— Brad Boxberger (@Brad_Boxberger) August 6, 2013
- Miller Time in Florida
Andrew Miller may have been the unluckiest pitcher in baseball in 2008.
Miller posted a 5.87 ERA in 107 innings, and eventually earned a ticket back to triple-A. However, Miller’s BABIP was .346
- Shelby Miller's Debut, Animated
Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller was ranked fourth overall among all prospects by our Marc Hulet on his preseason top-100 list and within the top 10 on most other lists of that sort. Despite
- Andrew Miller's Vesting Option
- I would also accept "sneakiest" - one yet. As first reported by Alex Speier, Boston struck a deal with Andrew Miller that essentially circumvents the waiver process.
Here's the basics - Miller
- Buying High on Shelby Miller
Last year Shelby Miller had a sophomore slump that saw him be worth 0.5 WAR over the course of 31 starts, a very poor number for such a highly regarded prospect coming off of an impressive rookie
- Andrew Miller's MLB Return
For a 26-year-old with an even 300 innings pitched in the majors, Andrew Miller has worn many labels throughout his career. He was a college ace at North Carolina and a top-10 pick by the Tigers
- Andrew Miller's Iffy Future
Andrew Miller has two articles linked on his page. One directs to a RotoGraphs piece written by the Talented Mr. Bendix and clicking the other will lead to a detailed look at the tallest rotations
- Is Shelby Miller ready?
Yes. No. Maybe? I don't know. 2012 has been an enigmatic year for the 21-year-old Texan. After being rated highly coming into the year Shelby Miller is the not-so-proud owner of a 5.19 ERA
- Shelby Miller Looks Broken
Last October, Shelby Miller became something of a mystery. After spending the year in the Cardinals rotation and developing into one of the league's best young hurlers, Miller became nothing more
- Shelby Miller And Getting It Together
It’s almost as if at some point in 2012, someone attended one of Shelby Miller’s Triple-A outings and yelled, “Hey Shelby, get it together!”
Well, Miller has gotten it together, following up
- Daily Graphing - Brad Wilkerson
ESPN is reporting that Nationals players Brad Wilkerson, Terrmel Sledge, and a player to be named will be headed to the Rangers in exchange for Alfonso Soriano. After Brad Wilkerson hit a career