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Shelby Miller
Birthdate: 10/10/1990 (26 y, 5 m, 13 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/225     Position: P
Drafted: 2009 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 19, Overall: 19, Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Contract: $4.7M / 1 Years (2017)
Reported: 11/17/2014  Risk: 1  ETA: NA  Team Rank: NA  Positional Rank: NA  Overall Rank: NA
FastballCurveballChangeupCutterCommandFuture Value
60 / 6555 / 6050 / 50+50 / 5545 / 5060
RotoWire News: Miller will start Friday's split-squad game against the Mariners, MLB.com reports. (3/17/2017)
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Shelby Miller was bad last year. I know, I know, you are suspect of this claim, but stay with me. On the heels of three strong major league seasons (at least results-wise, one of the three was shaky skills-wise), Miller joined the Diamondbacks after a trade which cast him into an ace spotlight he was ill-equipped to fulfill. Instead of being his solid and developing mid-rotation self, he self-immolated to the tune of 6.15 ERA and 1.67 WHIP in 101 innings with skills that validated the fall off (near or above 5.00 on all of his ERA indicators). A mechanical breakdown led to a sprained finger that resulted in a DL trip and eventually a demotion. He did finish the season with 11 scoreless innings to ensure an ERA below 7.00, but there's plenty of work to be done to get back to his previous heights. Early in spring training, it looks like more of the same with a 9.39 ERA, but 10 strikeouts and a 5.0 K:BB ratio plus vastly improved mechanics in 7.2 innings suggest Miller is much closer to his pre-2016 self. Plus, his velocity is up to 96.7 mph on average. Strikeouts and velocity are two key factors from spring that can actually foreshadow regular season performance. Miller is a complete afterthought in all drafts making him worthy of a gamble on the arm and potential. (Paul Sporer)

The Quick Opinion: Miller had a disastrous 2016 that led to a mechanical breakdown and subsequent demotion. He looks markedly better in spring training with improved velocity and a return to his previous mechanics. The price has dropped to a level where it's easy to take a shot on the arm talent in any format.

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DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
Total- - -- - -3115900173.1722152655920571698.772.961.04.28080.1 %38.4 %10.1 %3.063.673.7352
DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
2013-09-25STLWSN110006.0244110334.504.500.00.22285.7 %44.4 %0.0 %1.503.555.3759
2013-09-20STL@MIL100006.0277441246.003.001.50.30065.8 %20.0 %9.1 %6.004.885.2241
2013-09-15STLSEA110005.0203210211.803.600.00.17660.0 %47.1 %0.0 %1.803.855.7652
2013-09-10STLMIL110006.2275000245.402.700.00.238100.0 %55.0 %0.0 %0.002.753.9867
2013-09-04STL@CIN100005.2276331434.766.351.59.26381.4 %41.2 %14.3 %4.766.405.7939
2013-08-30STL@PIT101004.1258552336.236.234.15.37576.1 %27.8 %25.0 %10.3810.436.9517
2013-08-24STLATL110007.0253111067.710.001.29.111100.0 %47.4 %12.5 %1.293.192.8970
2013-08-19STL@MIL100005.12652214813.506.751.69.33393.0 %33.3 %25.0 %3.385.303.8847
2013-08-14STLPIT101006.0288532257.503.003.00.31669.4 %60.0 %28.6 %4.506.713.9831
2013-08-07STLLAD100000.011000000.000.000.001.000100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.003.053.0535
2013-08-02STL@CIN110005.02253313814.405.401.80.40075.8 %45.5 %100.0 %5.404.251.9244
2013-07-28STL@ATL101005.2256321269.533.181.59.31375.8 %41.2 %12.5 %3.184.283.9246
2013-07-23STLPHI110006.0213000169.001.500.00.214100.0 %21.4 %0.0 %0.001.553.1471
2013-07-10STLHOU100005.0255331559.009.001.80.28681.4 %42.9 %16.7 %5.406.655.6937
2013-07-03STL@LAA110006.0245221269.003.001.50.26789.3 %25.0 %12.5 %3.004.213.8753
2013-06-28STL@OAK101001.2126550200.0010.800.00.60037.5 %40.0 %0.0 %27.006.658.2916
2013-06-22STLTEX101005.2278442157.941.593.18.31680.7 %15.8 %20.0 %6.356.404.2234
2013-06-17STLCHC110005.0192000259.003.600.00.167100.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.002.253.8964
2013-06-12STL@NYM101006.023544201015.000.003.00.27345.5 %25.0 %28.6 %6.004.051.3149
DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
2013-06-06STLARI110006.02262200913.500.000.00.46266.7 %53.8 %0.0 %3.000.050.9664
2013-06-01STLSFG110007.0286000179.001.290.00.300100.0 %35.0 %0.0 %0.001.483.0472
2013-05-26STL@LAD100005.1247331135.061.691.69.33379.0 %26.3 %10.0 %5.065.495.6141
2013-05-20STL@SDP101005.2245330357.944.760.00.31362.5 %50.0 %0.0 %4.762.874.0851
2013-05-15STLNYM100005.2214000169.531.590.00.308100.0 %23.1 %0.0 %0.001.993.6867
2013-05-10STLCOL110009.028100001313.000.000.00.067100.0 %46.7 %0.0 %0.000.161.07102
2013-05-03STL@MIL110006.0257110157.501.500.00.36887.5 %31.6 %0.0 %1.501.883.9359
2013-04-28STLPIT101005.22573323711.124.763.18.38597.2 %42.9 %40.0 %4.766.753.3737
2013-04-22STL@WSN110006.22632002810.802.700.00.18860.0 %43.8 %0.0 %0.001.552.9869
2013-04-17STL@PIT101006.0246220169.001.500.00.35371.4 %23.5 %0.0 %3.001.553.3759
2013-04-12STLMIL110007.02310000810.290.000.00.071100.0 %78.6 %0.0 %0.001.191.7885
2013-04-06STL@SFG110005.1244221446.756.751.69.20090.9 %43.8 %20.0 %3.386.245.0845