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Shelby Miller | Starting Pitcher | #26

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (19) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Shelby Miller lost his arbitration case against the Diamondbacks.
He was seeking $5.1 million in salary for the upcoming season but instead will earn $4.7 million. Even that seems generous on the heels of a disastrous 2016 campaign that included a demotion to the minor leagues. Arizona's decision to trade top prospect Dansby Swanson for Miller last offseason looks laughable in retrospect. With all that said, Miller was an All-Star in 2015 and is just 26 years old. There's still time for him to right the ship. Feb 3 - 11:07 AM

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Shelby Miller requested $5.1 million and was offered $4.7 million by the Diamondbacks when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

2016 was an unmitigated disaster for Miller, as he compiled a cringe-inducing 6.15 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 70/42 K/BB ratio across 101 innings in his first season with the Diamondbacks. He's projected by to earn $4.9 million in arbitration, exactly the midpoint between the figures that each side filed at.
Jan 13 - 10:30 PM

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that the Diamondbacks are most open to discussing Shelby Miller and Patrick Corbin in trade talks.

The Diamondbacks have been willing to discuss their starting pitcher depth at the Winter Meetings this week after recently acquiring Taijuan Walker, but Piecoro hears that the asking price is high and that other clubs feel a deal likely won't get done. "I think they’re hesitant to deal any of them because they haven’t had the time to evaluate and know exactly what they have," one source told Piecoro on the topic of the new D-Backs' front office. Miller was acquired as part of a blockbuster deal with the Braves just one year ago, but he disappointed with a rough 6.15 ERA in 20 starts in 2016. Patrick Corbin has shown upside in the past, but he struggled with a 5.15 ERA in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery and finished the year in the bullpen.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 12:46:00 PM

Shelby Miller pitched well in Wednesday's rain-shortened win over the Nationals, firing five shutout innings.

Miller struck out five and walked one on the evening, scattering five hits over his five innings of work. Under normal weather conditions, he might have been able to pitch into the seventh inning. He had thrown just 74 pitches (52 strikes) over five frames before rain eventually led the game to be called. The Diamondbacks won the shortened contest by a 3-0 score. It has been an up-and-down season for the 25-year-old Miller overall, as he struggled early and was sent down to the minors for a stretch to try to work out some of his kinks midway through the campaign. He finishes out holding a 6.15 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 70/42 K/BB ratio over 101 innings.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 10:48:00 PM

Shelby Miller looked outstanding in a no-decision against the Orioles on Friday, scattering three hits over six scoreless innings.

Miller walked three and struck out three on the evening. He departed in line to earn his third victory of the season, but the D'Backs bullpen was unable to hang on for him. He'll look to carry over this fine effort and finish the season strong when he does battle against the Nationals in Washington on Wednesday.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 11:52:00 PM

Shelby Miller pitched poorly on Saturday, giving up four runs in 5 1/3 innings to take a loss to the Dodgers.

He surrendered seven base hits and issued two free passes while fanning only two in his latest bad outing in a season full of bad outings. He falls to 2-12 with an ungodly 7.10 ERA in 18 starts. It is hard to fathom just how far and how fast he has fallen this season. This is a guy who had a 3.02 ERA in 33 starts last year. He is unusable in fantasy leagues, especially in the playoffs.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 12:08:00 AM

Shelby Miller was tagged for six runs in five innings by the Rockies on Monday.

Miller was effective in his first start back in the majors, but considering that was against the floundering Giants, it seems less impressive with each passing day. The Dodgers and Diamondbacks have handled him with ease in his last two starts. It doesn't look like he'll be building much momentum for 2017 with any sort of strong finish.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 01:54:00 AM

Shelby Miller struggled in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers, surrendering five runs (four earned) on 11 hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Three of the five runs on Miller's line scored in the third inning, with Josh Reddick and Andrew Toles both picking up RBI knocks. After spending more than a month fine-tuning his stuff in Triple-A, Miller emerged to limit the Giants to two runs after being called up last week. Tuesday's lackluster showing against the Dodgers makes it clear that there is still work left to do here. Miller will bring a 6.89 ERA and 1.74 WHIP into a home start against the Rockies next time he toes the rubber.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 01:01:00 AM

Shelby Miller was surprisingly effective in Wednesday's loss to the Giants, yielding two runs on six hits over six innings.

This was Miller's first start since mid-July. He was sent down to Triple-A Reno after a disastrous first few months with the Diamondbacks to open the season. There were no signs of disaster on Wednesday. He struck out three and walked one on the afternoon. A nice sign for Miller -- while he did allow two runs in the first inning, he locked in after that and did not allow further damage over the course of his six innings of work. Brave fantasy owners could take a chance on this being a sign of things to come for the 25-year-old right-hander, but just be aware that he held a 7.14 ERA prior to the Diamondbacks sending him down to work on his craft. A road showdown with the Dodgers shows next on his schedule.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 07:26:00 PM

Diamondbacks recalled RHP Shelby Miller from Triple-A Reno.

Miller will return to the Diamondbacks' rotation on Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco after spending the last seven weeks in the minor leagues. The right-hander yielded four earned runs on nine hits over just 4 2/3 innings in his final start with Triple-A Reno and returns to a hideous 7.14 major league ERA. He can't be trusted in standard fantasy leagues.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 09:08:00 AM

Shelby Miller will return to the Diamondbacks' rotation Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco.

Miller allowed four earned runs on nine hits and a walk over 4 2/3 innings in his final start with Triple-A Reno. He returns to a brutal 7.14 season ERA and can go on being ignored in standard fantasy leagues.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 04:26:00 PM

Shelby Miller's time in the minor leagues this year could delay his free agency.

If Miller isn't called up before Thursday, he won't accrue enough days on the active roster to reach four years of service time in the big leagues. That would push his free agency back from 2018 to 2019, giving the Diamondbacks an extra year of team control. Arizona's decision to acquire Miller for top prospect Dansby Swanson was one of the more misguided trades in recent memory.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 09:33:00 PM

Shelby Miller will make another start at Triple-A Reno on Thursday.

Miller has pitched well in his four outings down on the farm since being optioned to Triple-A in mid-July. Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa said on Monday that the 25-year-old right-hander has shown enough that a return to the majors could be coming soon. The situation will be reevaluated after Miller's Thursday outing. He struggled mightily in 14 starts with the big league club earlier this season, sporting a 7.14 ERA in that space. Hopefully his time at Triple-A has allowed him to work out some of the kinks here.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 06:24:00 PM

Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa indicated Sunday that Shelby Miller is close to returning to the major league rotation.

Miller registered his fourth consecutive quality start on Saturday at Triple-A Reno, throwing eight innings and allowing three runs versus the Triple-A affiliate of the Giants. "We’ll brainstorm about if his next start is with us or the one after," La Russa said Sunday. "This is all good. He’s getting some real good experience, having some success and figuring things out, getting his delivery together and his mind right." Miller has a brutal 7.14 ERA in 14 starts this season with Arizona.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 01:06:00 PM

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Diamondbacks ownership shot down a trade at the non-waiver deadline that would have sent Shelby Miller to the Marlins.

Nightengale's source claims that owner Ken Kendrick and president Derrick Hall intervened on the deal because it "just wouldn't look good" after what the Snakes had to give up for Miller last winter. Diamondbacks ownership also reportedly vetoed a plan to replace manager Chip Hale this summer with Triple-A skipper Phil Nevin -- a plan devised by chief baseball officer Tony La Russa and general manager Dave Stewart. This whole thing's a mess. We wouldn't be surprised to see a major front-office shakeup this fall in Arizona.
Source: USA Today
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 09:15:00 AM

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