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Brad Miller | Shortstop | #13

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (0) / SEA
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Brad Miller went 3-for-5 with three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.
He tripled in a run in the second inning and doubled in a pair in the seventh, finishing the night a home run shy of the cycle. Funnily enough, the guy who replaced Miller late in the blowout win, Taylor Motter, homered in the ninth. Miller has picked it up after a slow start, batting .308 with four homers and nine RBI over his last 15 games. May 17 - 10:54 PM

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Brad Miller hit his fifth home run of the season, a two-run shot, in Saturday's win over the Athletics.

Miller's two-run blast in the third inning ended up being enough for starter Matt Andriese, who threw a complete-game shutout. The shortstop finished 1-for-5 in the game. The Rays continue to roll with the 26-year-old, perhaps for lack of better options, despite his .204/.274/.398 line this year. He's not a fantasy asset outside of AL-only leagues.
May 14 - 9:19 PM

Brad Miller went 4-for-5 and hit his third homer Friday against the Angels.

Well, he was certainly due. The big game raised his average from .174 to .216. Miller hasn't been playing against lefties recently, but that should change if he can heat up. After all, Tim Beckham hasn't shown anything at all in his limited time.
May 7 - 1:58 AM

Brad Miller clubbed his second home run of the season as the Rays fell to the Blue Jays on Friday evening.

Miller's solo blast off Drew Storen in the eighth inning merely got the Rays on the board, barely cutting into a 6-0 deficit at the time. He also singled, finishing the night 2-for-3 plus a walk to raise his season slash to .172/.243/.344.
Apr 29 - 9:58 PM

Brad Miller went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI Saturday against the White Sox.

Miller hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning, his first homer of the season, and later added an RBI double. The three RBI were also his first of 2016, indicative of the slow start he's gotten off to this year. The shortstop is hitting just .125/.200/.281 through his first 10 games.
Apr 16 - 9:51 PM

Brad Miller homered and doubled as the Rays' No. 2 hitter Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Miller has hit second for much of the spring, but it looks like the Rays will go with Logan Morrison in that spot on Opening Day, making Miller the likely No. 6 hitter. It doesn't matter a whole lot; the spot will probably rotate between the two based on who has the hot hand. The important thing is that Miller's early throwing problems seem gone now, and he's poised to be in the lineup on an everyday basis. He's hitting .333/.412/.633 in 32 at-bats this spring.
Mar 30 - 5:13 PM

Brad Miller hit his first homer Friday as the Rays topped a Red Sox split-squad 5-1.

Miller has worried the Rays with some bad throws from shortstop this month, especially earlier on this spring. However, he is hitting well, with a .364 average, two doubles and three walks in 22 at-bats. The Rays still seem committed to him at shortstop, and it's starting to appear more likely that he'll hit at the top of the order, giving him additional fantasy value.
Mar 18 - 4:16 PM

Brad Miller has struggled defensively this spring.

He's already committed three errors in Grapefruit League play. Miller had a tough time in the field last year as well with 14 miscues in only 89 games at shortstop. Fortunately he's made up for his lackluster defense by hitting .429 in 14 spring at-bats. Miller is still expected to be the Rays' starting shortstop but Tim Beckham could see more playing time if his fielding struggles persist.
Mar 12 - 9:03 PM

Brad Miller doubled and walked Monday and is 5-for-9 so far this spring.

Miller appears locked in as the Rays' primary shortstop now after the team flirted with Ian Desmond for a while. Still to be determined is whether he'll play against lefties and whether he'll bat towards the top or the bottom of the lineup. He's making an early statement with his bat, but given that he had a 1.314 OPS in spring 2014 and a .979 OPS last spring, this is nothing new for him.
Mar 7 - 5:08 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times suggests Brad Miller isn't guaranteed to be the Rays' starting shortstop.

Topkin is quick to point out Miller's horrendous .574 OPS against left-handers. If Miller's struggles against lefties persist, he could find himself in a platoon with former No. 1 overall pick Tim Beckham. "We would like for somebody to kind of take the reins and become our shortstop," said manager Kevin Cash. "So hopefully we can figure some stuff out in spring training and each individual makes the most of the opportunities they will be presented." Topkin also hinted that Tampa Bay could use its surplus of starting pitching in a trade for someone like Javier Baez.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 11:17:00 PM

Rays president of baseball operations Matt Silverman believes Brad Miller can be a starting shortstop.

"We've liked him for a while," said Silverman. "We've been impressed by his work at shortstop, and it's always a plus to have a left-handed-hitting middle infielder." The Rays acquired Miller from Seattle Thursday as part of a six-player trade. Miller started games at six different positions this year though he spent most of his time at shortstop. Asdrubal Cabrera started at shortstop for the Rays in 2015 but is now a free agent.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 04:58:00 PM

Rays acquired SS Brad Miller, OF/1B Logan Morrison and RHP Danny Farquhar from the Mariners for RHP Nate Karns, LHP C.J. Riefenhauser and OF Boog Powell.

The first trade of the offseason is a good one, with six players changing teams. Miller is the most interesting player headed to Tampa, as the 26-year-old hit .258/.329/.402 with 11 homers and 13 steals last season. Miller played five different positions for the M's in 2015, and the Rays, who got a lot of mileage out of Ben Zobrist in a utility role, will likely deploy Miller in a similar fashion.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 08:53:00 PM

Brad Miller went 3-for-3 with a solo homer against the A's on Friday.

Miller had been in an 0-for-9 slump over the last week, though that just makes one wonder why he had just only at-bats in the last week. He's one of the Mariners' better bats, and if the team doesn't want to play him regularly somewhere, it might as well trade him this winter.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 01:00:00 AM

Brad Miller went 2-for-2 with a walk before being removed for a pinch-hitter in Friday's game against the Angels.

Miller is hitting .346 in 52 at-bats while primarily playing center field this month. Ideally, the strong finish will guarantee that he has some position all to himself next year. So far in 2016, he's made 83 starts at short, 15 in center, nine in left, five at second, one at third and one in right.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 01:33:00 AM

Brad Miller hit a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

Miller's two-run home run in the third inning capped a seven-run frame for the M's. He finished the game 2-for-5 with the homer, his 10th of the season. The infielder has been a bit of a post-hype sleeper this season, batting .254/.326/.398 with his 10 homers, 43 RBI, 42 runs scored and 12 stolen bases.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 11:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Hank Conger
2Curt Casali
1B1Steve Pearce
2Logan Morrison
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Taylor Motter
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Brandon Guyer
2Desmond Jennings
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Matt Moore
5Matt Andriese
6Alex Cobb
7Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Alex Colome
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Ryan Webb
6Dana Eveland
7Erasmo Ramirez
8Ryan Garton