Biographical

Portrait of Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller PCardinals

Cardinals Player Cards | Cardinals Team Audit | Cardinals Depth Chart

2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 34)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
Login or Subscribe today for access to projections!
Birth Date5-21-1985
Height6' 7"
Weight205 lbs
Age34 years, 2 months, 1 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
1.72015
2.62016
2.02017
0.72018
0.32019
proj
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
Multiple stints are are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2006 DET MLB 8 0 10.3 0 1 0 8 10 6 0 109 7.0 8.7 0.0 5.2 0% .242 1.74 5.50 6.10 99 5.04 102.7 0.1
2007 DET MLB 13 13 64.0 5 5 0 73 39 56 8 103 10.3 5.5 1.1 7.9 0% .327 1.75 5.33 5.63 107 5.70 118.0 0.0
2008 FLO MLB 29 20 107.3 6 10 0 120 56 89 7 95 10.1 4.7 0.6 7.5 0% .336 1.64 3.96 5.87 106 5.25 112.1 0.3
2009 FLO MLB 20 14 80.0 3 5 0 85 43 59 7 100 9.6 4.8 0.8 6.6 0% .306 1.60 4.40 4.84 108 5.21 111.8 0.3
2010 FLO MLB 9 7 32.7 1 5 0 51 26 28 6 93 14.1 7.2 1.7 7.7 0% .409 2.36 6.25 8.54 128 6.90 155.7 -0.6
2011 BOS MLB 17 12 65.0 6 3 0 77 41 50 8 109 10.7 5.7 1.1 6.9 0% .332 1.82 5.15 5.54 122 6.30 146.3 -1.0
2012 BOS MLB 53 0 40.3 3 2 0 28 20 51 3 102 6.2 4.5 0.7 11.4 0% .269 1.19 3.11 3.35 92 3.68 84.3 0.5
2013 BOS MLB 37 0 30.7 1 2 0 25 17 48 3 103 7.3 5.0 0.9 14.1 0% .339 1.37 3.07 2.64 69 2.25 53.8 0.9
2014 BAL 0 23 0 20.0 2 0 1 8 4 34 1 100 3.6 1.8 0.5 15.3 0% .219 0.60 1.16 1.35 35 1.56 38.1 0.7
2014 BOS 0 50 0 42.3 3 5 0 25 13 69 2 102 5.3 2.8 0.4 14.7 0% .281 0.90 1.72 2.34 57 1.95 47.7 1.3
2015 NYA MLB 60 0 61.7 3 2 36 33 20 100 5 111 4.8 2.9 0.7 14.6 0% .241 0.86 2.12 2.04 73 2.39 55.7 1.7
2016 CLE 0 26 0 29.0 4 0 3 14 2 46 3 115 4.3 0.6 0.9 14.3 58% .212 0.55 1.48 1.55 44 2.07 45.9 1.0
2016 NYA 0 44 0 45.3 6 1 9 28 7 77 5 111 5.6 1.4 1.0 15.3 55% .284 0.77 1.73 1.39 42 1.79 39.5 1.7
2017 CLE MLB 57 0 62.7 4 3 2 31 21 95 3 4.5 3.0 0.4 13.6 42% .233 0.83 1.98 1.44 64 2.30 49.0 2.0
2018 CLE MLB 37 0 34.0 2 4 2 31 16 45 3 105 8.2 4.2 0.8 11.9 50% .329 1.38 3.54 4.24 82 3.08 68.8 0.7
2019 SLN MLB 45 0 32.7 3 4 2 27 14 49 8 90 7.4 3.9 2.2 13.5 37% .302 1.26 5.14 3.86 83 3.14 64.7 0.8
2014 TOT MLB 73 0 62.3 5 5 1 33 17 103 3 101 4.8 2.5 0.4 14.9 0% .000 0.80 1.54 2.02 51 1.82 44.7 2.0
2016 TOT MLB 70 0 74.3 10 1 12 42 9 123 8 113 5.1 1.1 1.0 14.9 56% .256 0.69 1.63 1.45 43 1.90 42.0 2.6
CareerMLB52866758.052525566434990272947.94.10.910.749%.3111.343.553.98903.9687.210.4

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2006 DET MLB AL 8 0 10.3 0 1 0 8 10 6 0 109 7.0 8.7 0.0 5.2 0% .242 1.74 5.50 6.10 99 5.04 102.7
2006 LAK A+ FSL 3 0 5.1 0 0 0 2 1 9 0 93 3.5 1.8 0.0 15.9 0% .250 0.59 0.89 0.00 33 2.21 46.4
2007 DET MLB AL 13 13 64.0 5 5 0 73 39 56 8 103 10.3 5.5 1.1 7.9 0% .327 1.75 5.33 5.63 107 5.70 118.0
2007 LAK A+ FSL 7 7 41.3 1 4 0 43 15 28 1 100 9.4 3.3 0.2 6.1 0% .313 1.40 3.57 3.49 96 5.45 111.9
2007 ERI AA EAS 4 4 30.7 2 0 0 22 5 24 2 107 6.4 1.5 0.6 7.0 0% .247 0.88 3.42 0.59 82 3.30 67.6
2007 TOL AAA INT 2 2 6.0 0 0 0 6 5 9 0 37 9.0 7.5 0.0 13.5 0% .400 1.83 2.67 9.00 85 4.37 89.6
2008 FLO MLB NL 29 20 107.3 6 10 0 120 56 89 7 95 10.1 4.7 0.6 7.5 0% .336 1.64 3.96 5.87 106 5.25 112.1
2008 JUP A+ FSL 4 2 12.7 1 0 0 10 1 11 1 98 7.1 0.7 0.7 7.8 0% .257 0.87 2.73 0.71 82 3.31 67.8
2008 CAR AA SOU 1 1 5.7 0 0 0 2 4 6 0 109 3.2 6.3 0.0 9.5 0% .167 1.05 3.76 3.16 86 3.01 61.6
2008 MRL Rk GCL 1 1 1.0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 101 18.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 0% .400 3.00 6.54 18.00 118 5.65 115.6
2009 FLO MLB NL 20 14 80.0 3 5 0 85 43 59 7 100 9.6 4.8 0.8 6.6 0% .306 1.60 4.40 4.84 108 5.21 111.8
2009 JUP A+ FSL 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 3 1 5 0 89 6.8 2.3 0.0 11.3 0% .300 1.00 1.44 2.25 73 2.70 56.9
2009 JAX AA SOU 1 1 6.0 0 0 0 5 2 5 0 86 7.5 3.0 0.0 7.5 0% .294 1.17 2.43 1.50 96 3.88 81.6
2009 NWO AAA PCL 3 3 11.7 1 2 0 9 13 16 0 83 6.9 10.0 0.0 12.3 0% .321 1.88 4.30 7.69 117 5.96 125.4
2009 MRL Rk GCL 2 2 7.0 0 0 0 8 4 10 0 92 10.3 5.1 0.0 12.9 0% .444 1.71 2.16 2.57 80 4.51 95.0
2009 MSS Wnt AFL 5 5 15.3 0 1 0 13 11 13 1 7.6 6.5 0.6 7.6 0% .293 1.57 5.74 5.29 0 0.00 0.0
2010 FLO MLB NL 9 7 32.7 1 5 0 51 26 28 6 93 14.1 7.2 1.7 7.7 0% .409 2.36 6.25 8.54 128 6.90 155.7
2010 JUP A+ FSL 3 3 15.7 1 1 0 8 15 23 0 92 4.6 8.6 0.0 13.2 0% .250 1.46 3.55 1.72 0 0.00 0.0
2010 JAX AA SOU 18 18 85.3 1 8 0 98 61 66 6 92 10.3 6.4 0.6 7.0 0% .338 1.86 5.06 6.01 0 0.00 0.0
2011 BOS MLB AL 17 12 65.0 6 3 0 77 41 50 8 109 10.7 5.7 1.1 6.9 0% .332 1.82 5.15 5.54 122 6.30 146.3
2011 PAW AAA INT 13 12 65.7 3 3 0 42 35 61 2 93 5.8 4.8 0.3 8.4 0% .235 1.17 3.51 2.47 103 3.44 70.2
2012 BOS MLB AL 53 0 40.3 3 2 0 28 20 51 3 102 6.2 4.5 0.7 11.4 0% .269 1.19 3.11 3.35 92 3.68 84.3
2012 GRN A SAL 2 1 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 117 9.0 0.0 0.0 13.5 0% .500 1.00 2.07 0.00 70 3.52 73.3
2012 PAW AAA INT 10 0 11.0 0 0 1 4 14 23 1 3.3 11.5 0.8 18.8 0% .214 1.64 4.25 5.73 79 2.89 60.3
2013 BOS MLB AL 37 0 30.7 1 2 0 25 17 48 3 103 7.3 5.0 0.9 14.1 0% .339 1.37 3.07 2.64 69 2.25 53.8
2014 BAL MLB AL 23 0 20.0 2 0 1 8 4 34 1 100 3.6 1.8 0.5 15.3 0% .219 0.60 1.16 1.35 35 1.56 38.1
2014 BOS MLB AL 50 0 42.3 3 5 0 25 13 69 2 102 5.3 2.8 0.4 14.7 0% .281 0.90 1.72 2.34 57 1.95 47.7
2015 NYA MLB AL 60 0 61.7 3 2 36 33 20 100 5 111 4.8 2.9 0.7 14.6 0% .241 0.86 2.12 2.04 73 2.39 55.7
2015 SWB AAA INT 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 18.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .667 2.00 1.15 0.00 82 4.61 101.2
2016 CLE MLB AL 26 0 29.0 4 0 3 14 2 46 3 115 4.3 0.6 0.9 14.3 58% .212 0.55 1.48 1.55 44 2.07 45.9
2016 NYA MLB AL 44 0 45.3 6 1 9 28 7 77 5 111 5.6 1.4 1.0 15.3 55% .284 0.77 1.73 1.39 42 1.79 39.5
2017 CLE MLB AL 57 0 62.7 4 3 2 31 21 95 3 4.5 3.0 0.4 13.6 42% .233 0.83 1.98 1.44 64 2.30 49.0
2017 COH AAA INT 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0% .000 0.00 -0.66 0.00 72 2.91 62.0
2018 CLE MLB AL 37 0 34.0 2 4 2 31 16 45 3 105 8.2 4.2 0.8 11.9 50% .329 1.38 3.54 4.24 82 3.08 68.8
2018 LKC A MID 1 0 0.7 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 40.5 0.0 0.0 13.5 40% .600 4.50 0.48 27.00 91 5.26 111.3
2018 AKR AA EAS 1 0 0.3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 54.0 27.0 0.0 0.0 33% .667 9.00 21.31 108.00 114 9.84 208.0
2018 COH AAA INT 5 0 4.7 0 0 0 2 0 6 1 3.9 0.0 1.9 11.6 30% .111 0.43 3.54 1.93 79 2.71 57.4
2019 SLN MLB NL 45 0 32.7 3 4 2 27 14 49 8 90 7.4 3.9 2.2 13.5 37% .302 1.26 5.14 3.86 83 3.14 64.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 1809 0.5323 0.4151 0.8056 0.5680 0.2411 0.8611 0.6569 0.1944
2009 1375 0.5004 0.3913 0.8086 0.5741 0.2082 0.8582 0.6713 0.1914
2010 643 0.5039 0.3935 0.8221 0.5525 0.2320 0.9050 0.6216 0.1779
2011 1224 0.5074 0.4248 0.8058 0.5717 0.2736 0.8761 0.6545 0.1942
2012 683 0.5183 0.3939 0.7323 0.5254 0.2523 0.7634 0.6627 0.2677
2013 554 0.5397 0.4314 0.6820 0.5217 0.3255 0.7628 0.5301 0.3180
2014 980 0.5235 0.4214 0.6320 0.5244 0.3084 0.7732 0.3681 0.3680
2015 953 0.4942 0.4386 0.5718 0.5053 0.3734 0.7605 0.3222 0.4282
2016 1104 0.4855 0.4620 0.6314 0.5243 0.4032 0.8078 0.4148 0.3686
2017 975 0.4841 0.4677 0.6338 0.5551 0.3857 0.7672 0.4536 0.3662
2018 554 0.5000 0.4422 0.6898 0.5848 0.2996 0.7901 0.4940 0.3102
2019 542 0.4926 0.4391 0.6723 0.5393 0.3418 0.8056 0.4681 0.3277
Career113960.50760.42560.71850.54860.29740.81890.54000.2815

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-07-07 2013-10-31 60-DL 116 73 Left Foot Surgery Lis-franc Ligament 2013-07-15 -
2012-03-26 2012-05-06 15-DL 41 26 Left Thigh Recovery From Strain Hamstring - -
2012-03-21 2012-03-26 Camp 5 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-03-05 2012-03-16 Camp 11 0 Left Elbow Inflammation Triceps - -
2010-04-08 2010-04-30 Minors 22 0 Right Ankle Sprain -
2009-07-30 2009-09-11 Minors 43 0 Right Ankle Sprain High Ankle -
2009-04-21 2009-05-16 15-DL 25 23 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2008-08-20 2008-08-20 On-Alr 0 0 Left Fingers Blister -
2008-07-14 2008-09-01 15-DL 49 42 Right Knee Inflammation Patellar Tendinitis -
2007-08-04 2007-08-23 15-DL 19 18 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2021 SLN $2,500,000
2020 SLN $11,500,000
2019 SLN $11,000,000
2018 CLE $9,000,000
2017 CLE $9,000,000
2016 NYA $9,000,000
2015 NYA $9,000,000
2014 BOS $1,903,125
2013 BOS $1,475,000
2012 BOS $1,040,000
2010 FLO $1,790,219
2009 FLO $2,462,500
2008 FLO $1,325,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$45,995,844
2019Current$11,000,000
12 yrPvs + Cur$56,995,844
2 yrFuture$14,000,000
14 yrTotal$70,995,844

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 62 dFrontline2 years/$25M (2019-20), 2021 option

Details
  • 2 years/$25M (2019-20), plus 2021 club option. 19:$11M, 20:$11.5M, 21:$12M club option ($0.25M buyout). 2021 option guaranteed with 110 games pitched in 2019-20 combined. Performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 games. $1M assignment bonus with each trade.
  • 4 years/$36M (2015-18). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/5/14. 15-18:$9M annually. Acquired by Cleveland in trade from NY Yankees 7/31/16 with $21,098,361 remaining on contract.
  • 1 year/$1,903,125 (2014). Re-signed by Boston 2/15/14 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Boston 7/31/14.
  • 1 year/$1.475M (2013). Re-signed by Boston 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.04M (2012). Re-signed by Boston 12/6/11 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 20, 25 starts.
  • 1 year (2011), plus 2012 club option. Re-signed by Boston as a free agent 12/16/10 (minor-league contract). 11: split contract ($1.3M in majors), 12: club option. Roster, performance bonuses. Miller may opt out if not on Major League roster by specified date, $3M option for 2012 guaranteed if Boston designates Miller for assignment and another club claims him off waivers. Contract purchased by Boston 6/19/11. Boston declined 2012 option 10/31/11.
  • 1 year/$1,790,219 (2010). Renewed by Florida 3/2/10. Acquired by Boston in trade from Florida 11/12/10. Non-tendered by Boston 12/2/10.
  • 4 years/$5.4M (2006-09). Signed Major League contract with Detroit 8/06. $3.55M signing bonus. On Major League roster: 08:$1.325M, 09:$1.575M. Escalators may bring total package to $7.5M, depending on when Miller makes 25-man roster. Contract guarantees September call-up in 2006. Miller may opt out of contract early & go to arbitration. Acquired by Florida in trade from Detroit 12/4/07.
  • Drafted by Detroit 2006 (1-6) (North Carolina).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 1.3 0.8 2 21 0 37.5 23 11 45 3 .239 0.91 2.03 2.45 5.2 0.6
80o 1.2 0.9 2 21 0 32.0 22 10 38 2 .254 0.99 2.36 2.83 4.3 0.5
70o 1.2 0.9 2 21 0 28.1 20 9 34 2 .264 1.04 2.59 3.11 3.7 0.4
60o 1.2 0.9 2 21 0 24.9 19 9 30 2 .273 1.09 2.79 3.35 3.1 0.3
50o 1.2 0.9 2 21 0 22.0 17 8 26 2 .281 1.14 2.99 3.58 2.6 0.3
40o 1.2 0.9 2 21 0 19.1 16 7 23 2 .290 1.19 3.19 3.82 2.0 0.2
30o 1.2 0.9 2 21 0 16.1 14 6 19 2 .299 1.24 3.39 4.07 1.5 0.2
20o 1.1 1 2 21 0 12.7 11 5 15 1 .309 1.31 3.64 4.37 0.8 0.1
10o 1.1 1 2 21 0 8.2 8 4 10 1 .324 1.40 4.01 4.79 -0.2 0.0
Weighted Mean1.20.9221021.3168252.2791.132.963.552.70.3

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

BP Annual Player Comments

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

BP Articles

Click here to see articles tagged with Andrew Miller

BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-05-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Tony Zych getting the 8th inning role in Seattle?
(Florida man from Florida)
I like him a lot, or I did before he got hurt. He's recovered now, but before Edwin Diaz, it was Zych who seemed like the closer in waiting. So he certainly could recover that. There's been talk the M's might break out Diaz into an Andrew Miller role, which could open up Zych (or Nick Vincent?) for saves. (David Brown)
2017-03-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)What should be the concern level with the Indians pitching staff? Klubers work load, Salazar and Carrasco injuries. Bauers inconsistencies. What gives?
(Dave from Cleveland)
There's definitely reason to worry about Carrasco and Salazar from a durability standpoint, but if healthy I think they're each among the top 20 pitchers in the league. I've mostly given up on Bauer being in that same category, although he's not without upside still. Their rotation depth could be an issue, but that's not really unique to the Indians. As long as Kluber is making 30-plus starts and they get, say, 300 innings from the Carrasco/Salazar combo, it'll be one of the best rotations in the league. I can't see a bullpen with Andrew Miller, Cody Allen, Bryan Shaw, Dan Otero, and Boone Logan for a full season being anything but excellent. (Aaron Gleeman)
2016-09-08 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think is going to win the World Series and why?
(Ruby from NY)
I love this question. I know this answer might surprise some people, but I'm going to go with the Cleveland Indians. I love what Terry Francona is doing with the bullpen, especially how he is mixing and matching Andrew Miller based on the situation regardless of what inning it is. Their bullpen is fantastic and if they can find a way to shorten games and get strong performances out of Kluber and Carrasco, they've got a shot. (George Bissell)
2016-06-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)I've seen Puk on a few occasions and he reminds me of Andrew Miller. Is Puk someone the Phillies ought to invest in rather than and OF ?
(Ling from Dover, DE)
You know what? I hate comps? But that's really not a bad one for Puk if things go "wrong." I'd rather have Puk than Moniak, but, I'd rather have Jason Groome. So...yeah, I dunno. I'm very helpful. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-06-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)How unreal is Glebyr Torres? Should the Cubs use him for trade bait? Or is there a place for him in the future in Chicago?
(BC from Urbandale)
Torres is pretty good! In terms of dangling him for trade stuff, I don't think it's necessary. As you may have heard, the Cubs have a pretty dang solid roster, and only need to make minor upgrades and patches (unless someone gets hurt between now and the deadline, of course). The most expensive player I could see them being in on is Andrew Miller, and as great as Miller is, I'd hesitate to ship Torres out for him. The Cubs don't lack for other young talents to use as chips at the trade table. (Nicolas Stellini)
2015-06-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Your opinion please of Twins prospect Alex Meyer. The next Andrew Miller type transformation to closer?
(John from CT )
The stuff plays awful well in the bullpen, but you still have to throw strikes. That's not impossible, but man, at some point you gotta actually do it, ya know? (Christopher Crawford)
2015-05-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)For years Andrew Miller was a failed highly considered prospect who was drafted to start by the Tigers. Then he went to the Sox where he was middling bullpen help. And then last year happened. What was it that turned things around so dramatically for him?
(John from CT)
The short version is that Miller fixed his mechanics in Boston. He now pitches from the stretch 100% of the time and shortened his stride which makes it easier for his long front leg to get through his motion. He also ditched his curveball for the back foot slider. These developments improved his command considerably and he's been a different, dominating pitcher ever since. (Nick Shlain)
2015-04-29 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is Andrew Miller going to keep the Yankees closing job rest of season (I shouldn't expect any saves from Betances on my roster anymore, right?)
(Bill from NJ)
The way Miller is pitching, I wouldn't be expecting much more than a handful of saves from Betances. (Bret Sayre)
2015-02-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)Which side- my Dellin Betances for Hector Rondon and Zach Britton. It's a H2H league, and while Betances could be great, I should be picking up more saves, which I need more than the few extra K's/week Betances might get me. I also expect Betances to get less IP this year assuming he closes, and if he struggles at all I don't think the Yanks hesitate to go with Andrew Miller.
(Shawn from Cubicle)
I love Betances, but I think you have to take the two closers in that format, particularly if closers are going to be taken/frozen in your draft/auction. I do think Betances is the man and he'll be fine, though, and every closer has risk of losing his job if he struggles. (Mike Gianella)
2014-11-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Word is the Blue Jays are pursuing Andrew Miller to be their closer. Did they not learn their lesson about spending big on relievers after their experience with BJ Ryan?
(Kevin from Toronto)
Kevin, let's wait and see what the price tag on Miller ends up being-and whether he lands in Toronto-before judging this idea. This is also a different front office, so lessons learned in the J.P. Ricciardi regime might not carry over, even if they were learned back then. (Daniel Rathman)
2015-02-09 20:00:00 (link to chat)Assuming Sanchez, Norris, and Pompey all graduate in 2015, can you give us your rough guess as to their top 5 prospects by year's end? Matt Smoral made some progress towards the end of 2014, could he be a guy that could really put it together and explode on the prospect scene this season?
(Peter Gabriel from In Your Eyes)
Alright. Nick has passed off the baton to me (Mellen) so let's keep this going!

Smoral was tabbed as an On The Rise guy in this year's Top 10 so we definitely see it possible that he's a player who could bump up into the 10 best prospects within the system at this time next year. It's going to come down to the continued progress keeping the delivery in check and maintaining the arm slot. Some evaluators are more bullish on him as a reliever in the long-run, but an Andrew Miller type if fairly valuable at the end of the day.

As for potential Top 5 by year end? Hoffman is going to be a tough read because of the rehab, but if things are going well and the reports indicate the stuff is returning he's in there for me. Like Labourt, Pentecost, and Castro as well. Give me Alford as the 5th name. (Top 101 Chat)
2014-10-14 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who should Tiger fans be rooting for out these last 4 teams? Perhaps the Royals, since that would ensure years more employment for Dayton Moore and Ned Yost?
(John from Cincinnati)
The Orioles have Quintin Berry (non-rostered) and Delmon Young, but a championship may fatten the Andrew Miller price tag. For the ERoyals, I think Moore and Yost are hanging around regardless, and if they win then we can say the AL Central's lifespan has seen dynasties by the Indians, Twins and Tigers but championships from the Royals and White Sox. What a world. Inherently Tigers fans cannot wish well on the Giants nor the Cardinals for pseudo-clutch reasons. But Jhonny Peralta deserves to be happy, so if that's what happens then good for him. After all that's how Gerald Laird got his ring. (Matt Sussman)
2014-10-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jordan, Any chance a team will try to sign Andrew Miller and convert him back into a starter?
(ACJ from Illinois)
Odds are very, very slim. He's excelling in his current role. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Eduardo Rodriguez is looking like an absolute steal in the Andrew Miller trade. Is his upside higher than Henry Owens or Brian Johnson?
(Mike from Virginia)
I was a big fan of ERod last season. I saw 90-94; working both sides of the plate. SL flashed plus, CH average. I think they play 55, 50 at the highest level. I had him ranked #3 in the system behind Bundy and Harvey. But I really enjoyed Henry Owens. Owens fastball worked the same and the CH was much better. ERod's SL could be better than Owens' CB. Pick your poison. (CJ Wittmann)
2014-07-28 19:00:00 (link to chat)You're Dave Dombroski. What do you do this trade deadline, what do you do in August, what do you do in the offseason?
(Francis from Boston)
Hooray, I'm Dave Dombrowski! Finally I look good in striped polos. Well I'm running out of prospects as well as Prospect Erector Sets, so a lefty reliever is all I can afford this year. Andrew Miller coming back to Detroit for that purpose would be super cool, but I would NOT give up what was traded for Miller the last time. In the offseason I begrudgingly let Max Scherzer get his money somewhere and ask really nicely if Justin Verlander wants to spend his money on a right fielder. (Matt Sussman)
2011-06-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is there still hope for Andrew Miller to develop into a good major-league starter? I'm thinking that the ace projections there when he was drafted are now a thing of the past. At what point has the ship sailed on a pitching prospect of his caliber? It's not like there have been major injury issues.
(Brendan from Providence )
Yes. Not sure how crazy to get with the expectations, but if Miller found his command, he could still end up being a good major league quality starter. Some pitchers just take a long time to figure it out. Better late than never, assuming what is happening at the present is legit. (Jason Parks)
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is there a reasonable possibility that Andrew Miller and Daniel Bard could become the Red Sox version of the memorable Cincinnati "Nasty Boys".
(dawson950 from cape cod)
I love Bard, but no. Dibble was one hell of a pitcher until his arm fell off, and Charlton/Myers were pretty great in their Cincy years as well. (Marc Normandin)
2010-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Good morning hombre- I'm a big Marlins fan. What would you do in the offseason to put this team into the playoffs? I miss the glory days of 2003 and watching them play this year has been killer. I'm dying for another shot at a ring. Any thoughts to help appease my pain?
(Angel Batista from Miami, Florida)
I'm bullish on the Marlins, Detective Batista. Anibal Sanchez has taken a big step forward. Clay Hensley and Leo Nunez have been great out of the bullpen. Josh Johnson and Ricky Nolasco are great. They'll have a healthy Coghlan back. There is a lot to like. Starting Wes Helms more than once a year isn't really that wise, and it's time to give up on the Andrew Miller experiment, but there is no reason they couldn't go 87-75 next season and try to sneak into a playoff spot. (Eric Seidman)
2010-06-07 18:30:00 (link to chat)Todd Van Poppel was one player who tried to manipulate his way away from a team, saying he just wouldn't sign with the Braves. The Braves took Chipper Jones instead and have sent Van Poppel a bouquet of flowers every day since then. Pete Incaviglia made all kinds of demands of the Expos so he wouldn't have to sign there. They traded him, provoking a rules change.
(Steven Goldman from Langley, New Jersey)
Andrew Miller also tried, and the Tigers called his bluff. I'm ticked as Gary Brown to the Giants makes great sense, and I love this pick. 3.9 to first from the right side? SOLD. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)How likely is it Jonathan Sanchez is the new Oliver Perez?
(beta461 from SF)
Matters do seem to be making that sort of turn, don't they? Even so, we might say the same about Andrew Miller after consecutive bad outings. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Andrew Miller going to emerge as an ace someday, or has that ship sailed?
(Chad from Miami)
Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-04-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Joe. Who is most likely to have success this year and long term?: Yovani Gallardo, Clayton Kershaw and Andrew Miller.
(sbryk7 from NYC)
Kershaw's in a different, better class than the other two, in both cases. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)I drafted Andrew Miller on the cheap as my last starter. What do you expect out of him? I didn't have him active last night, but plan to for his next start against the Pirates.
(Mr. Jangles from High Plains)
I think he still needs a third pitch to compliment his fastball and slider. He was pretty good in spots last year, except for that stretch at the beginning and after his injury. I have faith in him coming around though. (Marc Normandin)
2009-04-08 15:00:00 (link to chat)Do you still follow Andrew Miller? What kind of season can we expect out of him? Thanks!
(Tony from Brooklyn, NY)
I'm not optimistic on it being anything more than mediocre. (Kevin Goldstein)


BP Roundtables

No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.

 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC