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Shelby Miller | Starting Pitcher | #26

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (19) / STL
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Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Shelby Miller is dealing with discomfort in a finger on his right hand.
Miller jammed the finger against the pitching mound in San Diego during a start at Petco Park back in April. He's still scheduled to take his next turn Sunday at home against the Padres, but a disabled list stint may be coming (whether he actually needs it or not) if things go poorly in that outing. Miller has a hideous 7.09 ERA, 1.86 WHIP, and 30/29 K/BB ratio through his first 45 2/3 innings with Arizona. May 26 - 11:16 AM

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On the possibility of optioning the struggling Shelby Miller to Triple-A Reno, Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart said Wednesday, "We want to get him on track the best way we can."

"We will figure it out and do what's needed," Stewart followed. This is all incredibly vague, but there is no denying Miller's issues. The 25-year-old right-hander was rocked for six runs over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates and holds a 7.09 ERA, 1.86 WHIP, and 30/29 K/BB ratio across 45 2/3 innings in 2016. His next scheduled start would come against the Padres this weekend, assuming he is still on the major league roster at that time.
May 25 - 8:41 PM

Shelby Miller's season to forget got worse Tuesday, as he was popped for six runs over five frames in a loss to the Pirates.

Miller was down 3-0 before he could catch his breath, as he permitted a walk to John Jaso, a single to Andrew McCutchen and a three-run homer to Gregory Polanco before recording his first out. It didn't get much better after that, as he wound up allowing eight hits while walking four and striking out just three. Miller is now 1-6 with a 7.09 ERA, 1.86 WHIP and 30/29 K/BB ratio over 45 2/3 innings and has registered just one quality start in 10 tries. He'll get the Padres this weekend, so perhaps it will be the start of his turnaround.
May 24 - 11:39 PM

Shelby Miller allowed three runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Yankees.

Miller has at least managed to keep the Diamondbacks in the game his last three times out, but there's still very little here to be encouraged about. He's the first pitcher all year to give up 10 hits to the Yankees.
May 19 - 1:15 AM

Shelby Miller fell to 1-4 after giving up three runs in 5 2/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Giants.

Well, mediocre is something of an improvement for Miller this year. He brought his ERA down from 7.36 to 6.94 with this performance. It'll be a while longer before he's usable in mixed leagues.
May 14 - 1:00 AM

Shelby Miller allowed two runs over six innings in a win over the Braves on Saturday.

The Braves cure what ails you, and so it was for Miller, who earned his first win of the season against his former team. The right-hander gave up four hits and walked two with just one strikeout on the night. He's now 1-3 with a 7.36 ERA and 1.77 WHIP through seven starts. He'll try to make it a winning streak Thursday against the Giants.
May 7 - 11:15 PM

Shelby Miller struggled yet again in Sunday's loss to the Rockies, surrendering three runs on four hits in only 3 2/3 innings of work.

Miller also issued four walks while striking out three. He cruised through the first three innings unscathed, but seemed to lose his release point in the fourth and everything came unglued. He has been comically bad through his first six starts with the Diamondbacks, compiling an 8.49 ERA, 1.97 WHIP and 19/19 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings. He'll look to start turning his season around when he takes on his former club in Atlanta on Saturday.
May 1 - 8:01 PM

Shelby Miller proved ineffective in Tuesday's 8-2 loss to the Cardinals, yielding five runs on five hits over five innings.

While Miller did strike out six, he also walked four. He managed to hold the Cards at bay through the first four innings before his kingdom came crashing down in the fifth. In that frame, five runs crossed the plate, the last three coming on a home run by Brandon Moss. Miller was dealing with hand issues coming into Tuesday's contest, but no word at this juncture whether that played any role in his uneven evening. His next scheduled start comes at home against the Rockies.
Apr 27 - 12:35 AM

Shelby Miller will make his scheduled start Tuesday against the Cardinals.

Miller has had his last two outings cut short because of hand issues. However, manager Chip Hale was encouraged by his bullpen session on Saturday and said the right-hander will be ready to go for Tuesday. Miller's hand issues stem from a tendency to scrape the pitcher's mound on his followthrough.
Apr 23 - 6:06 PM

Shelby Miller said his hand didn't bother him in Thursday's game against the Giants.

It was another strange outing for Miller, who was replaced by Tyler Wagner after throwing 55 pitches over two-plus innings. His previous start was cut short after scraping his hand on the mound. Miller said he didn't scrape his hand this time out (though video shows otherwise) but admitted his mechanics were off. The right-hander plans to watch video of his outing and make adjustments. The Diamondbacks gave up a ton of prospects for Miller this winter but so far he's winless with a miserable 8.59 ERA over four appearances.
Apr 21 - 8:31 PM

Shelby Miller left after 1 2/3 innings due to an injury (hand) on Saturday but had already made a mess of things against the Padres, giving up two runs on two hits and three walks.

It’s looking too much like 2014 again, and even though it’s a small sample size, that’s worrisome. Miller’s strikeout rate is down, his walks are up, and he’s given up five homers in just 12 2/3 innings. One never wants to see a pitcher exit the game with an injury, but considering it wasn’t serious, it probably benefited the right-hander to give the ball to someone else before his two-run nightmare had the chance to transform into a full-fledged night terror. He has an 8.53 ERA and is next slated to face the Giants on the road, assuming his injury doesn’t push things back.
Apr 17 - 2:08 AM

Shelby Miller left Saturday's game against the Padres with cuts on both knuckles of his right index finger.

He lasted just 1 2/3 innings. Miller's finger appeared to scrape the dirt on his follow-through. He never recovered, allowing two hits and three walks in the second inning before finally getting the hook. Though the injury doesn't appear to be serious, it represents a big missed opportunity for fantasy owners as Miller could have had a huge night against a Padres team that has struggled to put runs on the board.
Apr 16 - 9:54 PM

Shelby Miller surrendered four earned runs over five innings Sunday in a loss to the Cubs.

Another rough outing for the 25-year-old right-hander, who has allowed 10 earned runs over his first 11 innings with the Diamondbacks. His debut was against a good Rockies offense and the Cubs have the best lineup in the league, but Miller has been hammered especially hard. Chicago got him for seven hits -- including two home runs -- on Sunday. Shelby will try to settle in next week in San Diego.
Apr 10 - 7:38 PM

Shelby Miller struggled during Tuesday's no-decision against the Rockies, surrendering a trio of homers and six total runs over six innings in the ultimate 11-6 Arizona win.

Miller struck out just two and walked one. His wheels fell off and then some in the fourth inning, with Trevor Story knocking him for a solo home run to lead off the frame. Later in the inning, Nick Hundley would slug a three-run shot and D.J. LeMahieu a two-run dinger to close out the scoring on his line. The Snakes would come back later in the contest to save Miller from a loss. While Tuesday's outing was of the less-than-impressive variety, there is no need to panic early. The 25-year-old right-hander held a 3.02 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 171/73 K/BB ratio across 205 1/3 innings with the Braves in 2015. They traded him to Diamondbacks in early December. He will look to sharpen things up when he faces the Cubs this weekend.
Apr 6 - 1:14 AM

Shelby Miller was lit on fire in Wednesday's loss to the A's, surrendering seven runs on seven hits over four innings.

Ouch. Not only was Miller serving up the hits, he also walked a trio of batters. The A's crushed him for a five-spot in the second inning and would tack on two more in the fourth to put a merciful end to his day. The 25-year-old right-hander was much sharper in his previous spring start, as he tossed 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball against the Indians on Friday. In 205 1/3 innings with the Braves last season, he pitched to a 3.02 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 171/73 K/BB ratio. The Diamondbacks acquired him via trade in early December.
Mar 30 - 6:41 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Jean Segura
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
2Brandon Drury
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Rickie Weeks
CF1Chris Owings
2Michael Bourn
3A.J. Pollock
RF1David Peralta
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Shelby Miller
3Patrick Corbin
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Robbie Ray
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Ziegler
2Tyler Clippard
3Daniel Hudson
4Randall Delgado
5Andrew Chafin
6Josh Collmenter
7Zac Curtis
8Jake Barrett