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Brad Miller
Birthdate: 10/18/1989 (27 y, 5 m, 11 d)     Bats/Throws: L/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/185     Position: SS
Drafted: 2011 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 2, Overall: 62, Team: Seattle Mariners
Contract: $3.6M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Miller went 1-for-2 with three RBI from a sacrifice fly, a run-scoring groundout and a solo home run in Thursday's 10-8 Grapefruit League loss to the Pirates. (3/10/2017)
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Exactly 36 batters hit 30 or more home runs in 2016 (just 19 in 2015), yet only two of those did so while starting at least 10 games at shortstop. The first is perennial All-Star Manny Machado (37 HR) and the other is 27-year old batting glove-less Miller, who finished the season with 30 home runs (22 of which came at home), 81 runs batted in, hit .243/.304/.482 in a career high 601 plate appearances, and started 37 games at first base, too. Miller’s .243 batting average was in line with what should have been (and what will be) expected (career .246 AVG), but the home run surge was heavily influenced by two key factors. First, his 2016 home run per fly ball percentage (20%) rose to more than double his previous career rate (10%). Second, his batted ball profile shifted heavily towards the pull side, increasing from 33% the year before to 43% last season. Give the former Clemson Tiger credit for intentionally adjusting his game plan, acknowledging in a late August interview his attempt to swing harder at pitches in the zone and incorporate a more pronounced leg kick designed to free him up to access more power. The change worked, not only resulting in his boosted home run totals (only 2 of which came in 21 April games), but in his growing hard hit rate (35%), too (higher than other notable shortstops like Tulowitzki, Bogaerts, Russell, and Lindor). One important red flag: the left-handed hitting Miller slugged just .373 against southpaws (.509 vs. RHP), so the number of plate appearances he receives in 2017 will be an equally important number to watch as any regression there may lead to a strong platoon that gives him far fewer opportunities to rack up counting stats. (Trey Baughn)

The Quick Opinion: Like most hitters selling out for power, there is a trade off in other important areas, and for Brad Miller his growth in isolated slugging percentage (.239 vs. .144 in both 2014 and 2015) also led to a reduced contact rate (76%) and increased strikeout rate (25%). Miller clearly has pop, but his newfound approach will need to be accounted for when factoring in the impact on his batting average and opportunities to steal bases (just six last year).

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DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
Total- - -- - -- - -- - -3358111684136537.2 %15.5 %.154.294.265.318.418.323106
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2013-09-21SEA@LAA9PH1100010000.0 %0.0 %.0001.0001.0001.0001.000.888496
2013-07-04SEA@TEX9PH-SS1100010000.0 %0.0 %.0001.0001.0001.0001.000.888496
2013-08-31SEA@HOU1SS41000100125.0 %25.0 %.0001.000.500.750.500.575280
2013-07-28SEAMIN1SS42000200025.0 %25.0 %.0001.000.667.750.667.616309
2013-06-30SEACHC8SS42200100025.0 %0.0 %.667.667.667.7501.333.808441
2013-07-19SEA@HOU1SS63002250016.7 %0.0 %1.200.333.600.6671.800.963548
2013-08-28SEATEX1SS-3B52000100020.0 %0.0 %.000.500.500.600.500.493224
2013-08-09SEAMIL1SS5310010000.0 %0.0 %.200.600.600.600.800.609304
2013-07-09SEABOS1SS5320004000.0 %0.0 %.400.600.600.6001.000.686357
2013-07-06SEA@CIN12B50000100060.0 %20.0 %.000.000.000.600.000.414169
2013-07-31SEA@BOS1SS72000201028.6 %0.0 %.000.400.400.571.400.451195
2013-09-29SEAOAK1SS4200000000.0 %25.0 %.000.667.500.500.500.444190
2013-09-28SEAOAK1SS4200225000.0 %0.0 %1.500.000.500.5002.0001.051608
2013-09-25SEAKCR1SS4210010000.0 %25.0 %.250.667.500.500.750.540256
2013-09-14SEA@STL1SS3100000000.0 %0.0 %.000.500.500.500.500.444190
2013-09-11SEAHOU1SS4200000100.0 %0.0 %.000.500.500.500.500.444190
2013-09-08SEATBR1SS4200000000.0 %0.0 %.000.500.500.500.500.444190
2013-09-06SEATBR1SS4210010000.0 %0.0 %.250.500.500.500.750.540256
2013-08-26SEATEX2SS4200002010.0 %0.0 %.000.500.500.500.500.444190
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2013-08-23SEALAA1SS4200000000.0 %25.0 %.000.667.500.500.500.444190
2013-08-17SEA@TEX12B4210010000.0 %0.0 %.250.500.500.500.750.540256
2013-08-06SEATOR1SS4201002000.0 %25.0 %.500.667.500.5001.000.626315
2013-08-05SEATOR1SS41000000025.0 %0.0 %.000.333.333.500.333.394156
2013-08-03SEA@BAL1SS6310001000.0 %16.7 %.167.600.500.500.667.508234
2013-07-27SEAMIN1SS4200000000.0 %0.0 %.000.500.500.500.500.444190
2013-07-21SEA@HOU1SS-3B62000120016.7 %16.7 %.000.500.400.500.400.411167
2013-07-11SEABOS12B62100210016.7 %50.0 %.2001.000.400.500.600.475211
2013-07-05SEA@CIN1SS4202010000.0 %0.0 %1.000.500.500.5001.500.808441
2013-09-10SEAHOU1SS50000000040.0 %20.0 %.000.000.000.400.000.27674
2013-09-09SEAHOU1SS5200121000.0 %20.0 %.600.333.400.4001.000.598296
2013-09-02SEA@KCR1SS5201001000.0 %20.0 %.400.500.400.400.800.501229
2013-08-30SEA@HOU1SS5200010100.0 %20.0 %.000.500.400.400.400.355129
2013-08-24SEALAA12B-SS5200000000.0 %40.0 %.000.667.400.400.400.355129
2013-08-20SEA@OAK1SS-2B5200011000.0 %0.0 %.000.400.400.400.400.355129
2013-08-13SEA@TBR1SS5200222000.0 %0.0 %1.200.000.400.4001.600.841463
2013-08-07SEATOR1SS5200010000.0 %0.0 %.000.400.400.400.400.355129
2013-08-01SEA@BOS1SS51010100020.0 %40.0 %.500.500.250.400.750.461202
2013-07-10SEABOS1SS-2B51000000020.0 %0.0 %.000.250.250.400.250.316101
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2013-07-08SEABOS1SS5200011000.0 %20.0 %.000.500.400.400.400.355129
2013-09-23SEAKCR1SS60000100033.3 %33.3 %.000.000.000.333.000.23042
2013-09-24SEAKCR1SS4100010000.0 %25.0 %.000.333.250.250.250.22237
2013-09-01SEA@HOU1SS4100000000.0 %0.0 %.000.250.250.250.250.22237
2013-08-29SEA@HOU1SS4100000000.0 %0.0 %.000.250.250.250.250.22237
2013-08-25SEALAA1SS4100000000.0 %0.0 %.000.250.250.250.250.22237
2013-08-19SEA@OAK1SS4100000010.0 %25.0 %.000.333.250.250.250.22237
2013-08-15SEA@TBR1SS40000000025.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.1733
2013-08-14SEA@TBR1SS4101012000.0 %25.0 %.500.333.250.250.750.404162
2013-07-23SEACLE1SS40000000025.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.1733
2013-07-20SEA@HOU1SS40000100025.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.1733
2013-07-14SEALAA1SS4100010000.0 %0.0 %.000.250.250.250.250.22237
2013-07-02SEA@TEX9SS4100000000.0 %0.0 %.000.250.250.250.250.22237
2013-06-28SEACHC9SS40000011025.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.1733
2013-08-27SEATEX12B-SS50000100020.0 %40.0 %.000.000.000.200.000.138-21
2013-08-21SEA@OAK12B5100111000.0 %0.0 %.600.000.200.200.800.420173
2013-07-25SEAMIN1SS5110011000.0 %0.0 %.200.200.200.200.400.25459
2013-09-27SEAOAK1SS4000000000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2013-09-13SEA@STL1SS5000000000.0 %20.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2013-09-07SEATBR1SS5000010000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2013-09-05SEA@KCR1SS6000001000.0 %16.7 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2013-09-04SEA@KCR1SS5000001000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2013-09-03SEA@KCR12B-SS5000001000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2013-08-18SEA@TEX1SS5000000000.0 %20.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2013-08-16SEA@TEX1SS4000000000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2013-08-11SEAMIL12B3000000000.0 %33.3 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2013-08-10SEAMIL1SS4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2013-08-04SEA@BAL12B4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2013-08-02SEA@BAL1SS5000010000.0 %20.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2013-07-30SEA@BOS1SS5000000000.0 %20.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2013-07-26SEAMIN8PH-SS2000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2013-07-24SEACLE1SS-3B4000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2013-07-22SEACLE1SS4000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2013-07-13SEALAA1SS4000000000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2013-07-12SEALAA12B4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2013-07-07SEA@CIN1SS4000000000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2013-07-03SEA@TEX9SS4000000000.0 %75.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2013-06-29SEACHC22B-SS5000000100.0 %40.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100