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Shelby Miller | Starting Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Braves acquired RHP Shelby Miller and RHP Tyrell Jenkins from the Cardinals for OF Jason Heyward and RHP Jordan Walden.
The rebuild in Atlanta is apparently underway. Miller took a step back in 2014 after a strong rookie season in 2013, but he is under contractual control through 2018 and owns a promising 3.33 ERA in 370 career major league innings. Jenkins, meanwhile, carries six years of club control. Heyward is currently scheduled to become a free agent following the 2015 campaign. Nov 17 - 12:26 PM

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Shelby Miller couldn't get out of the fourth inning of Wednesday's NLCS Game 4 start against the Giants, allowing three runs on six hits over 3 2/3 innings in a no-decision.

The first batter of the game, Gregor Blanco, sent a ball out to center field that bounced off Jon Jay's glove for a double, an ominous start for the young right-hander. Runners were on base all night -- along with his six hits allowed he also walked two -- and manager Mike Matheny ended his night with two outs in the fourth. With the Cardinals trailing 3-1 in the series, the start may have been Miller's last this postseason. At least he was more visible this year than he was last.
Oct 16 - 12:04 AM

Shelby Miller allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings Tuesday in a no-decision as the Cardinals beat the Dodgers 3-2 in Game 4 of the NLDS.

Miller was superb for the first five innings, yielding just three singles, two walks and no runs. Things got hairy in the sixth, though, as back-to-back singles to start off the inning led to a run on a double-play ball. Miller then hit a batter and walked a batter before being pulled and then watched Seth Maness allow an RBI single. Still, the Cards will certainly take the effort and Miller surely earned a start in the NLCS.
Oct 7 - 8:55 PM

Shelby Miller got a quick hook Tuesday, allowing three runs over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Cubs.

It was an up-and-down start for the right-hander, who struck out eight but also gave up three runs before being pulled. Situation also played a part in his early exit -- with two runners on and Anthony Rizzo, who was already 2-for-2 on the night, up, Cards manager Mike Matheny opted for a left-hander in an important spot. The start was likely Miller's last of the season, leaving his probable final record at 10-9 with a 3.74 ERA. It remains to be seen if Miller will once again disappear when October rolls around.
Sep 24 - 12:09 AM

Shelby Miller yielded two runs (one earned) in six innings of work on Thursday but took a no-decision as the Cardinals needed 13 innings to dispose of the Brewers.

Miller has been on a roll, having allowed just two earned runs over his last four starts spanning 26 innings. He limited the Brewers to five hits without a walk while striking out four. The right-hander is picking up momentum at the right time for the Cardinals. Miller's ERA stands at 3.68 with a 1.26 WHIP and a 119/71 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Tuesday next.
Sep 19 - 1:09 AM

Shelby Miller held the Rockies to one run in six innings Saturday in the Cardinals' 5-4 win.

He struck out five and walked none, and probably could have gone seven or eight innings but Cardinals manager Mike Matheny pinch-hit Oscar Taveras for him in the bottom of the sixth inning and Taveras came through with an RBI single. Miller has added a sinker to his repertoire -- taught to him by Justin Masterson -- and it's paying major dividends. He has a 1.64 ERA over his last five starts. A home meeting with the Reds is next.
Sep 13 - 10:53 PM

Shelby Miller allowed three hits over seven innings and combined with two relievers on a shutout of the Reds on Monday.

Miller walked none and threw just 81 pitches before coming out. Considering that he was coming off a pair of starts in which he allowed two runs in 14 innings, it's a bit surprising Mike Matheny didn't give him a little more rope tonight, but it probably was for the best. While the Cardinals ended up winning 5-0, it was just 2-0 when Miller departed. Miller looks like he'll be a mixed-league asset the rest of the way.
Sep 8 - 10:49 PM

Shelby Miller spun seven frames of shutout ball but took a no-decision in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Pirates.

Miller was superb, yielding just three hits, walking three (one intentional) and striking out five. He pitched out of a two-on, one-out jam in his final inning, getting a couple lineouts to keep the game scoreless. The Cardinals eventually won on a walk-off single in the ninth. It's been a bumpy ride for Miller this season, but he's now notched three straight quality starts. He'll try to keep it going next week in Cincinnati.
Sep 3 - 5:21 PM

Shelby Miller posted a quality start in a no-decision against the Cubs on Friday, surrendering two runs on four hits over seven strong innings.

Miller struck out three while walking two on the evening. All of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Luis Valbuena and Jorge Soler each launching solo homers off him. It has been an up-and-down season for Miller, who now sports a 4.19 ERA and 1.36 WHIP through 152 2/3 innings. He’ll look to get back in the win column on Wednesday when he takes on the Pirates.
Aug 29 - 11:16 PM

Shelby Miller allowed four earned runs in six innings Saturday as the Cardinals fell to the Padres.

San Diego only managed four hits against Miller, but the right-hander struggled with his control to the tune of six walks. Miller has now been beat up in two straight outings and could be in danger of losing his rotation spot again. Carlos Martinez has pitched well at Triple-A Memphis.
Aug 17 - 12:33 AM

Shelby Miller surrendered five runs in five innings Monday in a loss to the Marlins.

Miller had Giancarlo Stanton problems tonight, giving up two homers to the NL's premier slugger. If that were all of it, he still could have turned in an adequate outing. However, he gave up six more hits, three of them for extra bases. It was a bad time for his worst outing in six weeks, but he should be better next time out against the Padres.
Aug 11 - 10:21 PM

Shelby Miller pitched seven innings and yielded one run Wednesday in a no-decision against the Red Sox.

Miller appeared to have another inning left in him -- he was at just 88 pitches -- but the Cardinals needed to pinch-hit for him in the bottom of the seventh. Miller has allowed five runs over 18 2/3 innings since rejoining the rotation on July 26. The competition hasn't been the greatest, but he's throwing better now than he was earlier this year.
Aug 7 - 12:54 AM

Shelby Miller pitched six strong innings, allowing two runs and three hits, Thursday in a victory over the Padres.

The runs came on homers from Jedd Gyorko and Will Venable in the second inning. Apart from that, Miller faced just one batter over the minimum, striking out five and walking none. That's two pretty encouraging outings for him since he was restored to the rotation, albeit coming against weak offenses. If he's available in your mixed league and you have an open bench spot, it wouldn't be a bad idea to give him another try.
Jul 31 - 7:14 PM

Shelby Miller allowed only two runs over 5 2/3 innings Saturday in the Cardinals' win over the Cubs.

Miller looked much sharper after spending a week-plus in the St. Louis bullpen, surrendering only three hits in front of a very pro-Cardinals crowd at Wrigley Field. He did not walk a batter and struck out three. The young right-hander will try to build off this positive outing in his next start at home versus Milwaukee.
Jul 26 - 7:31 PM

Shelby Miller will start fort the Cardinals on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

Carlos Martinez is being moved back to the bullpen. Miller has not been good this season, but Martinez had gone just four innings in back-to-back starts. The Cardinals are expected to acquire a starter at the deadline, so both pitchers could be relievers by August.
Jul 23 - 4:20 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Bethancourt
2Gerald Laird
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Phil Gosselin
3Jose Peraza
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Pedro Ciriaco
3B1Chris Johnson
2Kyle Kubitza
LF1Evan Gattis
2Ryan Doumit
3Zoilo Almonte
CF1B.J. Upton
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Jose Constanza
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Shelby Miller
4Alex Wood
5David Hale
6Tyrell Jenkins
7Williams Perez
8Yean Carlos Gil
9Chien-Ming Wang
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Jason Grilli
3David Carpenter
4James Russell
5Shae Simmons
6Luis Avilan
7Juan Jaime
8Chasen Shreve
9Jim Johnson
10Arodys Vizcaino
11Michael Kohn
12Ian Thomas
13Brandon Cunniff
14Donnie Veal