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Brad Miller | Shortstop

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Saturday that the team has yet to settle on their shortstop for the upcoming season.
That means that Brad Miller and Chris Taylor will compete for the job this spring. McClendon did note that whichever candidate secures the job, that the shortstop is likely to bat ninth, sapping their already minimal fantasy value. Feb 28 - 10:31 AM

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A Mariners official told Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune that the club isn't looking to trade Brad Miller.

"Understand this: We’re not looking to trade him," the official said. "I’m not saying it won’t happen, but it’s a lot less likely than some people seem to think." Miller's name has been linked to a number of shortstop-needy clubs after he struggled this past season, but the Mariners aren't exactly set at the position, either. Assuming no deal is made, Miller will likely battle Chris Taylor for the job in spring.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 09:44:00 PM

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was told by multiple insiders that the Mets could find their shortstop in a trade with the Mariners.

The Mariners dealt Nick Franklin to the Rays in a three-team trade in July, but they still have Brad Miller and Chris Taylor in-house and could deal one of them to upgrade in another area. The Mets have reportedly talked to the Mariners about a trade for one of their shortstops before, so they should have a good sense of what it could take to get a deal done. However, Miller's value is much lower now than it was a year ago.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 11:14:00 AM

Brad Miller finished 2-for-4 with a triple, run scored and three RBI Monday as the Mariners beat the Astros 4-1.

Miller is 7-for-13 with a double, triple, homer, steal, five RBI and two runs scored in his last four games. Hopefully he'll close out the month hot, because this has been a season to forget for Miller. After a promising .265/.318/.418 slash line as a 23-year-old rookie last year, he's fallen off to a .217 average and .655 OPS. Interestingly, his WAR was 2.0 last year, and not far off now with a 1.4 mark in 2014 in comparable at-bats.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 02:05:00 AM

Brad Miller finished 4-for-4 with a double and a steal against the Rangers on Saturday.

Miller is playing a lot more now after taking a backseat to Chris Taylor in August, and he's producing, with nine hits and two homers in 18 at-bats over his last six games. The talent is there for him to keep it up, but that hinges on the Mariners continuing to use him.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 02:20:00 AM

Brad Miller hit a solo home run on Monday against the Athletics.

Miller finished 1-for-3. His sixth inning home run off of Jason Hammel was the only run that Hammel allowed, and was one of just three hits that the Hammel surrendered over eight innings. The home run was Miller's ninth and gave him 31 RBI. Miller's a non-factor from a fantasy standpoint. He's slashing .207/.281/.345.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 07:06:00 PM

Brad Miller went 3-for-3 with two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Nationals.

Getting a rare start, Miller made the most of it, knocking a double among his three hits. The good day brought his average up to .206 -- the primary reason he's not a starter anymore -- with 39 runs scored on the year. With Chris Taylor still playing well, Miller will remain a part-time player going forward.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 08:14:00 PM

Making his fourth start of the month, Brad Miller went 0-for-3 with a walk Tuesday against the Phillies.

It's just the second time in August that he's had three plate appearances in a game; in two of his previous three starts, he was taken out after two at-bats. It doesn't look like he'll be earning any additional playing time at Chris Taylor's expense.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 10:48:00 PM

Brad Miller fielded grounders at second base prior to Thursday's game and could also shag some flyballs.

It's a clear indication that Chris Taylor has officially taken over as the Mariners' starter at shortstop. Taylor is off to a .367/.394/.500 start at the dish in his first eight games, while Miller sports a sickly .199/.272/.318 batting line for the season. Miller is droppable in all but the deepest of fantasy leagues.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 08:19:00 PM

Brad Miller, who is playing for his job, walked three times and struck out once as the Mariners' No. 9 hitter on Saturday.

Miller will certainly be sitting against lefties with Chris Taylor up. How the two split time against right-handers could be a day-to-day decision from Lloyd McClendon. Miller has faded again of late after his strong June, but it's not like his early season swoon when he was striking out every third at-bat; he has an 11/7 K/BB ratio in 53 at-bats this month. He's still the Mariners' best option as a shortstop against righties.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 01:38:00 AM

Brad Miller was ejected from Saturday's game versus the A's.

Miller was arguing balls and strikes. He finished the game 0-for-1 with a walk and a strikeout.
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 11:20:00 PM

Brad Miller finished 2-for-4 in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

Miller batted .298/.355/.512 in a resurgent June, and he's got four hits in 14 at-bats this month. It all adds up to an unimpressive .209/.276/.339 line, but his talent and the life he showed in June makes him a worthwhile flyer in deeper leagues in the second half.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 06:58:00 PM

Brad Miller smashed an RBI double off Ronald Belisario in the 14th inning on Saturday, leading the Mariners to a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the White Sox.

Miller’s double plated Michael Saunders who had singled and swiped second base to put himself in scoring position. The rookie shortstop is now hitting .204/.273/.336 with 24 RBI on the season.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 06:58:00 PM

Brad Miller hit a go-ahead solo homer in a 7-5 win over the Royals on Friday.

Miller took Royals' closer Greg Holland deep in the ninth inning to put the Mariners ahead. While Miller does have a little pop in the bat, the shortstop is still hitting just .195/.267/.319 and needs to do more to regain relevancy in mixed leagues.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 12:28:00 AM

Brad Miller was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts Friday night against the Rays.

He had plenty of company, as every hitter for the Mariners on Friday struck out at least once. Miller has shown some modest signs of progress in recent days, but he's 0-for-6 with five strikeouts and one walk over his past two games. The 24-year-old still owns an ugly .167/.243/.268 batting line on the year. Still, with Nick Franklin in the minors again, his playing time appears safe for the short-term.
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 11:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
3John Baker
4John Hicks
5Steven Baron
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
2Shawn O'Malley
SS1Chris Taylor
2Brad Miller
3Ketel Marte
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
3Carlos Rivero
LF1Dustin Ackley
2Stefen Romero
3Endy Chavez
CF1Austin Jackson
2Franklin Gutierrez
RF1Seth Smith
2Justin Ruggiano
3James Jones
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4J.A. Happ
5Roenis Elias
6Taijuan Walker
7Erasmo Ramirez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Danny Farquhar
3Yoervis Medina
4Charlie Furbush
5Tom Wilhelmsen
6Dominic Leone
7David Rollins
8Carson Smith
9Lucas Luetge
10Mayckol Guaipe
11Mike Kickham
12Mark Lowe
13Justin Germano
14Rafael Perez