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Shelby Miller | Starting Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Shelby Miller allowed only an Aramis Ramirez solo home run over seven innings of work in Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Brewers.
Miller took the loss in each of his first two outings, carrying a 6.35 ERA and 7/6 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's start. In Milwaukee, though, the young right-hander found the success he enjoyed for much of last year, striking out seven while allowing just three hits and three walks. It was a promising return to form for the 23-year-old, and he'll try to maintain that form Sunday at the Nationals. Apr 15 - 11:08 PM

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Shelby Miller surrendered three earned runs in six innings Wednesday as the Cardinals fell to the Reds.

Miller entered the outing with a 1.61 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and 101/25 K/BB in 100 2/3 career innings at Busch Stadium and he looked pretty sharp early on. But Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco launched a two-run homer to left field in the top of the fourth inning and then Billy Hamilton put on a baserunning clinic before scoring on a Jay Bruce sac fly in the top of the fifth. Miller will try again for his first win next week against the Brewers.
Apr 9 - 4:07 PM

Shelby Miller was tagged for five runs in 5 1/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Pirates.

He gave up three homers in the loss, including two to Pedro Alvarez. Miller just can't seem to solve the Pirates. He's now 0-5 with a 5.92 ERA against them during his brief major league career compared to a 2.34 ERA against everyone else. He'll try to bounce back next week against the Reds.
Apr 4 - 11:50 PM

Shelby Miller pitched five innings and allowed three runs in a loss to the Mets on Monday.

Miller had one bad inning, giving up two walks and two hits in the three-run third. Apart from that, he was fine. Still, he hasn't really been any better than fine at any point during the spring, and we're skeptical that he'll get off to the same kind of start this year that he did last year.
Mar 24 - 4:53 PM

Shelby Miller gave up three runs in 3 2/3 innings Monday against the Red Sox.

Miller's velocity has been just fine this spring, and while his ERA stands at 6.23, he has a 9/3 K/BB ratio in 8 2/3 innings. He has given up three homers, including one to Dustin Pedroia today. Still, there's nothing here that needs fixing.
Mar 17 - 4:16 PM

Shelby Miller yielded two runs and five hits in 2 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Tigers.

This makes two starts in a row in which Miller's pitch count got him pulled in the third. He's struck out nine and walked none in five innings this spring, but the Cardinals might be looking for more efficiency from him next time.
Mar 10 - 5:02 PM

Shelby Miller allowed one run in 2 2/3 innings and struck out five Wednesday as the Cardinals beat the Red Sox 8-6.

Miller gave up a homer to Daniel Nava on his second pitch of the afternoon, but he was very strong after that, retiring the final eight hitters he faced. The Cardinals will have him in their rotation next month despite the late-season shoulder soreness and postseason disappearing act.
Mar 5 - 4:55 PM

According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Shelby Miller admitted to the Cardinals in early September that he was dealing with shoulder soreness.

Miller posted an 18/16 K/BB ratio over his final 33 2/3 innings of work and only made one appearance during the postseason. There's nothing to indicate that it was anything serious, so it was likely just a case of fatigue at the end of an impressive rookie season. Still, it provides some context to how the Cardinals handled him.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 12:22:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Cardinals have told the Orioles that they will not trade Shelby Miller for J.J. Hardy.

Well, we'd certainly hope so. Hardy would be an upgrade at shortstop for the Cardinals and comes with a fine defensive reputation, but he's only under team control for one more year. If the Cardinals are truly interested in shopping Miller for a shortstop, they should be able to do better.
Source: CBS Sports
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 08:58:00 AM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Monday that Shelby Miller would have entered Game 6 of the World Series "if things got out of hand."

"I wanted (Miller) to get in the World Series," Matheny said. "He goes in (early in the Series) and somebody needs help early and he's dominant, there's a good chance he's going to be thrown right back into that opportunity. He knew. I know he believed that. ... To me, he's a top-of-the-rotation-style pitcher." The Cardinals appear to be in minor damage control mode with the pitching prodigy after Miller expressed frustration over his absence from World Series game action, but this situation will blow over soon, if it hasn't already. St. Louis general manager John Mozeliak said Miller would be "close to the 200-inning mark" next season.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 11:18:00 AM

Shelby Miller expressed confusion Wednesday about why he wasn't used in the World Series.

Miller was carried on the Cardinals' postseason roster for the NLDS, NLCS and World Series, yet he made just one first-round relief appearance. "There could be something that I don’t know about going on," said the talented 23-year-old right-hander. "Maybe I’ll have some understanding in the offseason. I think it’s more they’re just looking out for me, innings-wise. I don’t feel fatigued. I don’t feel tired. I feel really good. There is probably some answer that I don’t know about. I’ll wait to hear it."
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 12:41:00 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny chose Lance Lynn over Shelby Miller as the Game 4 starter in the NLCS against the Dodgers due to "matchups, recent work, how comparable pitchers fared against L.A. and how each right-hander finished the season."

Matheny made it clear that Miller, who remains in the bullpen, is not fatigued; Matheny is more concerned about Miller's lack of high-pressure experience. "I see him as a frontline starter," Matheny said. "He can be a top-of-your-rotation starter. But right now, we're just trying to take all the information with it being his first full long season with kind of how he pitched compared to the other guys through September. I don't want this to ever be translated to him or anybody else that we don't have high, high confidence and high expectations for him."
Source: MLB.com
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 04:43:00 PM

The Cardinals haven't ruled out giving Shelby Miller a start should they advance to the NLCS.

Miller has been limited to one relief inning during the NLDS. Lance Lynn struggled during his division series start and would be an option to switch spots with Miller, though the Cards haven't given any indication that that could be their course of action. Lynn (and Miller) will be available out of the bullpen in Game 5 Wednesday.
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 06:53:00 PM

Shelby Miller pitched six innings of one-run ball against the Nationals for his 15th victory Wednesday.

Miller ends up with a 3.06 ERA after spending most of the season in the 1.00s and 2.00s. Most seasons, that ERA combined with the 15 wins would make him a Rookie of the Year favorite. This year, he's looking at a third-place finish at best in the NL.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 05:24:00 PM

Shelby Miller gave up four runs in six innings on Friday in a no-decision against the Brewers.

Aramis Ramirez did all of the damage against him, swatting a three-run homer in the first inning and a sacrifice fly in the fifth. Miller has failed to complete seven innings in five straight starts and owns an underwhelming 15/13 K/BB ratio over 27 2/3 innings during the same timespan. The rookie right-hander will carry a 3.12 ERA into his final start of the regular season next week against the Nationals.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:19:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Mark Ellis
3Daniel Descalso
SS1Jhonny Peralta
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Peter Bourjos
2Jon Jay
3Shane Robinson
RF1Allen Craig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Shelby Miller
4Lance Lynn
5Joe Kelly
6Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Carlos Martinez
3Jason Motte
4Kevin Siegrist
5Randy Choate
6Seth Maness
7Pat Neshek
8Eric Fornataro
9Jorge Rondon