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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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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. Aug 25 - 9:33 PM

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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.
Aug 24 - 6:24 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.
Aug 22 - 1:06 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
Aug 22 - 9:15 AM

Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart told FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal that he is not moving Shelby Miller.

Stewart and the Snakes were definitely shopping Miller, but the offers probably weren't all that appealing. Miller is currently stationed at Triple-A Reno, where his struggles have continued. He holds a 7.14 ERA and 1.75 WHIP in 14 starts this season at the major league level.
Aug 1 - 12:19 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Diamondbacks are "still not seeing what they'd want" in order to trade Shelby Miller.

The D'Backs have received plenty of interest in Miller, but teams might be thinking they can buy low given how poorly he's performed this season. Arizona isn't just going to give him away, though. The Marlins and Dodgers are among the clubs known to have inquired on Miller.
Jul 31 - 1:31 PM

GM Dave Stewart said the Diamondbacks have received "a ton" of trade interest for Shelby Miller.

That's surprising given how poorly Miller has pitched this year. The Diamondbacks are listening but Stewart said the team would only move him for a major-league ready talent. Miller has logged a 5.09 ERA in three starts since returning to the minor leagues.
Jul 30 - 9:05 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Diamondbacks "have let teams know Shelby Miller is available in a trade."

Passan, rather obviously, notes that the price to acquire Miller "isn't nearly what it cost them eight months ago." The right-hander's stock has dropped so much after a 7.14 ERA in 14 starts and a demotion to the minors that you've got to wonder if the D'Backs aren't better off riding it out. Perhaps they think they can capitalize somewhat on a depressed starting pitching market. Robert Murray of FanRag Sports reports that the Dodgers and Marlins are among the teams that have inquired on Miller.
Jul 24 - 2:21 PM

Diamondbacks optioned RHP Shelby Miller to Triple-A Reno.

Arizona will announce a corresponding roster move on Friday. It's a big admission of defeat for the Diamondbacks, who traded their best prospect Dansby Swanson for Miller this past offseason. Miller has been among the worst starters in baseball this year, losing nine of 14 starts with a miserable 7.14 ERA. The 25-year-old should be back with the D'backs at some point this year but there's no guarantee he'll return to fantasy relevance.
Jul 14 - 8:08 PM

Shelby Miller dropped to 2-9 after giving up six runs in five innings Wednesday against the Padres.

The Diamondbacks have to decide whether to keep sending Miller out there to continue getting beaten up or if it might make more sense to put him in the pen for a spell. He has a 7.23 ERA in four starts since coming off the DL and 7.14 ERA in 14 starts overall.
Jul 7 - 1:15 AM

Shelby Miller gave up five runs in six innings Friday in a loss to the Giants.

After a successful return from the DL against the Phillies, Miller has given up 12 runs over 12 innings his last two times out. The previous poor outing was against the Rockies in Coors, so that can be somewhat excused. This wasn't a particularly easy matchup either, but the Giants weren't playing Buster Posey or Denard Span. Miller needs to be a whole lot better to become interesting in fantasy leagues again.
Jul 2 - 12:41 AM

Shelby Miller allowed seven runs on 11 hits over six innings in Saturday's loss to the Rockies.

After a promising turn in his first start off the disabled list, Miller fell back to his old struggles Saturday. Two of the Rockies' 11 hits were homers, giving him 12 homers allowed in 12 starts. Of course, part of his issue Saturday could be Coors Field, but he's now 2-7 with a 6.79 ERA and 1.77 WHIP in those 12 starts. Miller will keep searching for some stability Friday against the Giants.
Jun 25 - 10:18 PM

Shelby Miller tossed 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball Monday in the Diamondbacks' 3-1 win over the Phillies.

It was against a lineup that featured Andres Blanco at cleanup, but this was unquestionably Miller's finest performance in a Diamondbacks uniform. He struck out five, walked just one, and the only run he allowed came on a second-inning double by Tyler Goeddel. Maybe the time off really will end up helping Miller, but we'd see how he fares against a respectable offense before making a waiver claim. He gets the Rockies at Coors Field next.
Jun 20 - 4:09 PM

Diamondbacks activated RHP Shelby Miller from the 15-day disabled list.

Miller will return to the Diamondbacks' rotation Monday afternoon against the Phillies. He was placed on the disabled list May 27 with a numbing sensation in his right index finger and a 7.09 ERA. We wouldn't trust him in a mixed fantasy league even though he dominated in his two rehab starts with High-A Visalia.
Jun 20 - 10:13 AM

Shelby Miller (finger) is now expected to return to the Diamondbacks' rotation Monday.

Miller was initially expected to be activated Sunday, but that is now Archie Bradley's spot in the rotation and the Diamondbacks want to keep Bradley rolling. Miller struck out six batters over six innings of one-run ball Tuesday at High-A Visalia. He registered 11 strikeouts in six shutout innings last Thursday in his rehab debut. We still wouldn't trust him in a mixed league.
Jun 15 - 3:15 PM

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1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Jean Segura
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
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CF1Chris Owings
2Michael Bourn
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RF1Brandon Drury
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S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Archie Bradley
4Braden Shipley
5Zack Godley
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PosRoleName
R1Daniel Hudson
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3Enrique Burgos
4Jake Barrett
5Andrew Chafin
6Silvino Bracho
7Patrick Corbin
8Edwin Escobar
9Vicente Campos