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Shelby Miller | Starting Pitcher | #19

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (19) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Diamondbacks and RHP Shelby Miller avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.35 million contract.
Miller receives a well-earned raise in his first year of arbitration eligibility. The right-hander was acquired by the D'Backs from the Braves in a trade last month. Jan 15 - 5:48 PM

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Diamondbacks acquired RHP Shelby Miller and LHP Gabe Speier from the Braves for OF Ender Inciarte, RHP Aaron Blair, and SS Dansby Swanson.

The Diamondbacks didn't want to give up A.J. Pollock, but they still had to pay a substantial price. On the bright side, the club looks like an instant contender. While he didn't any run support on the Braves, Miller had a career-low 3.02 ERA over 33 starts this past season. He gives Arizona another solid arm alongside new ace Zack Greinke and left-hander Patrick Corbin. He's under team control for three seasons.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 09:13:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Diamondbacks have acquired Shelby Miller from the Braves, pending a review of medical records.

The D'Backs will also get Gabe Speier, and the Braves will receive Ender Inciarte, Aaron Blair and Dansby Swanson in return, which is a heck of a haul. Miller got a bit lucky with the home run ball in 2015, helping him to a career-low 3.02 ERA, but he also induced more grounders and upped his strikeout rate a bit after it dragged in 2014. He should fit in well in a revamped Arizona rotation.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 08:14:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Diamondbacks are still trying to trade for a top-of-the-rotation starter.

Rosenthal says they're still "mildly" in on Jose Fernandez talks and are also still talking to the Braves about Shelby Miller. It's notable because previous reports had ruled the D'Backs out for both hurlers, but it appears Arizona is determined to net another big starter. Rosenthal says that D'Backs general manager Dave Stewart and Braves GM John Coppolella had lunch together Tuesday.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 06:19:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears that the Cubs and Diamondbacks are not currently in the mix for Braves right-hander Shelby Miller.

This backs up a report from Mark Bowman of, who wrote that the Diamondbacks have turned their attention elsewhere. There was a lot of chatter overnight about a possible deal to the Cubs which would have sent Javier Baez to Atlanta, but apparently those talks fizzled out. The Dodgers have talked to the Braves about Miller, but it's unclear where those talks stand.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 10:39:00 AM

Mark Bowman of writes that there are indications that the Diamondbacks have moved their attention away from Shelby Miller.

The Diamondbacks have been connected to Miller over the past couple of weeks, but the two sides apparently haven't made much in the way of progress. Regardless, the Braves continue to discuss a possible deal with other teams and it sounds like something could happen soon.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 09:44:00 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that a trade involving Shelby Miller could happen as soon as Tuesday.

There was a late-night rumor that the Cubs were close to acquiring Miller from the Braves for Javier Baez, but it turned out to be a false alarm. Still, the Braves continue to shop him and something appears likely to go down at some point during the Winter Meetings. The Diamondbacks have been interested in Miller all along.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 08:32:00 AM

Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Cubs are not close to a deal to acquire Shelby Miller from the Braves.

It was Wittenmyer who reported that the Cubs were sending Javier Baez to Atlanta for Miller just a few minutes ago, but a second source told him it wasn't happening. Multiple other outlets have backed up his second report. Wittenmyer does note that the two sides are still discussing a possible deal involving Miller and Jorge Soler.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 01:48:00 AM

Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Cubs are close to a deal that would net them Shelby Miller from the Braves.

Wittenmyer says the Braves will receive Javier Baez in the deal, although there would surely be more going to Atlanta. Miller has been terrific in his first three-plus seasons in the majors, putting up a 3.22 ERA across 102 appearances -- 96 starts. He's under team control for three more seasons. The Braves seem likely to stick Baez at shortstop and shift Erick Aybar over to second base.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 01:32:00 AM's Mark Bowman reports that the Diamondbacks are still talking to the Braves about a trade involving either Shelby Miller or Julio Teheran.

Bowman notes that the D'Backs, not surprisingly, "remain hesitant" to include A.J. Pollock in any deal. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman hears that Arizona plans "to exhaust trade options for young starters first" before pursuing a free agent like Mike Leake. It doesn't sound like anything is close between the two clubs, but there could eventually be a match.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 05:02:00 PM

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Diamondbacks continue to talk to the Braves about a potential trade involving Shelby Miller.

The Braves are reportedly looking for outfielders in return and are known to be enamored with A.J. Pollock, though it's hard to fathom the D'Backs giving up on the studly young outfielder. The Braves are unlikely to deal the cost-controlled 25-year-old hurler unless they find a return package that blows them away.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 03:31:00 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick says it's "looking more and more like" the Braves will keep Shelby Miller.

There have been multiple reports of trade negotiations involving Miller, but the Braves' asking price for the 25-year-old right-hander is sky-high. They apparently requested Jorge Soler from the Cubs and A.J. Pollock from the Diamondbacks. Miller registered a 3.02 ERA in 205-plus innings this past season for Atlanta and he is under club control through the 2018 campaign.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 11:02:00 AM

Jerry Crasnick of was told by a person familiar with the Braves' thinking that the Red Sox and Cubs are teams that could match up for a Shelby Miller trade.

This doesn't mean that the Braves are close to a deal with either club, but they apparently have some targets in mind. Crasnick hears that the Braves are specifically "smitten" with Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler, though there's nothing to indicate Chicago would be open to such a deal. Around 20 teams have reportedly contacted the Braves about Miller, who is under team control for three more seasons.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 01:44:00 PM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, "20 or so teams" have checked on Braves right-hander Shelby Miller.

But the asking price is extremely high at the moment, with the Braves reportedly requesting starting pitcher Luis Severino from the Yankees and center fielder Joc Pederson from the Dodgers. Miller is only 25 years old and registered a 3.02 ERA over 205-plus innings in 2015, but the rebuilding Braves want as much cost-controlled talent as possible as they point toward the opening of a new ballpark in 2017. Miller is eligible for arbitration for the first time this winter and can become a free agent after the 2018 season.
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 03:27:00 PM

According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Giants and Dodgers have checked in on the availability of Shelby Miller.

Atlanta is apparently willing to listen to offers for anybody and everybody at the moment. Miller registered a stellar 3.02 ERA across 205 1/3 innings in 2015 and he just turned 25 years old. There were reports earlier this week that he might be moved to the Diamondbacks, but the Braves apparently wanted star center fielder A.J. Pollock in return. It's going to take some serious talent to pluck Shelby away, though the Braves are clearly open for business.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 09:05:00 AM

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C1Welington Castillo
2Chris Herrmann
3Oscar Hernandez
4Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Chris Owings
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Jean Segura
2Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
2Brandon Drury
3Carlos Rivero
LF1David Peralta
2Peter O'Brien
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1Yasmany Tomas
2Gabby Guerrero
Starting Pitcher
S1Zack Greinke
2Shelby Miller
3Patrick Corbin
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Robbie Ray
6Zack Godley
7Tyler Wagner
8Matt Koch
9Miller Diaz
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Ziegler
2Tyler Clippard
3Daniel Hudson
4Randall Delgado
5Andrew Chafin
6Enrique Burgos
7Silvino Bracho
8Evan Marshall
9Matt Reynolds
10Wesley Wright
11Josh Collmenter
12Sam LeCure
13Jake Barrett
14Tim Stauffer