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Brad Miller | Shortstop | #50

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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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

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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

Brad Miller (neck) is back in the Mariners' lineup Tuesday.

Miller missed the last two starts with neck spasms, but he pinch-hit on Monday and is back in the lineup a day later. He's taken over as the club's center fielder following the trade of Austin Jackson.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 06:06:00 PM

Brad Miller (neck) came off the bench Monday against the Angels and went 0-for-1 with a strikeout.

Miller was held out of the starting lineup for the second straight game due to neck spasms, but he came off the bench Monday as a pinch-runner in the seventh inning and remained in the game. He should be back in the lineup soon.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 08:52:00 AM

Brad Miller (neck) remained out of the Mariners' lineup Monday.

He's missed two straight starts due to neck spasms. Miller is considered day-to-day. Shawn O'Malley is in center field Monday.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 06:10:00 PM

Brad Miller was a late scratch from the Mariners lineup on Sunday due to neck spasms.

It's believed to be only a minor issue and he's considered day-to-day. Expect him to return to the lineup early in the week.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 04:20:00 PM

Brad Miller will be the Mariners' starting center fielder following the trade of Austin Jackson.

Miller was squeezed out of a job when Ketel Marte came up, but he's now got another starting gig at another position. He's making just his fourth career start in center on Monday, but the M's evidently think he's taken well enough to the position to handle it down the stretch.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 06:22:00 PM

Brad Miller collected his eighth homer and his 12th double Friday against the A's.

It's Miller's second homer in four games. His struggles in limited action against left-handers have taken a toll on his numbers, but he's hitting .267/.357/.487 versus righties.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 01:11:00 AM

Despite the return of Chris Taylor, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon clarified Thursday that Brad Miller will remain the team's starting shortstop.

The 25-year-old has struggled at the dish this season, slashing .238/.319/.403 with seven homers and 22 RBI in his 74 games. It sounds like it's a vote of confidence from the skipper, but if Taylor continues to mash the baseball he'll find his way into more playing time soon enough.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 07:51:00 PM

Brad Miller launched a two-run home run in a 2-for-4 effort as the Mariners shut the Padres out 5-0 on Tuesday.

Miller took Ian Kennedy out to right-center in the fourth inning for a two-run homer, making it a 4-0 Mariners lead at the time. It's his seventh homer of the season. He looks certain to surpass his career high of 10 set last season. He's also knocked in 22 runs while batting a passable .237/.316/.404.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 12:43:00 AM

Brad Miller knocked in the Mariners' only two runs Tuesday with an RBI single and a solo homer in a loss to the Giants.

The M's drew four walks against Tim Lincecum, but the righty was able to hold them relatively in check on the scoreboard. The longball was Miller's first in 26 games, but he now has six on the season to go along with five stolen bases. The average (.237) isn't anything to write home about, but Miller has given fantasy owners some numbers production, especially for a guy who lost his starting job for a few weeks.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 06:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Hank Conger
2Curt Casali
3Rene Rivera
4Luke Maile
1B1James Loney
2Steve Pearce
3Kyle Roller
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
2Richie Shaffer
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Desmond Jennings
3Jaff Decker
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Taylor Motter
DH1Logan Morrison
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Matt Moore
6Alex Cobb
7Chase Whitley
8Jacob Faria
9Taylor Guerrieri
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Alex Colome
3Danny Farquhar
4Xavier Cedeno
5Steve Geltz
6Enny Romero
7Matt Andriese
8Andrew Bellatti
9Dana Eveland
10Jhan Marinez
11Tyler Sturdevant
12Neil Wagner
13Jonny Venters
14Justin Marks