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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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Brad Miller is not in the Mariners starting lineup on Saturday against the Blue Jays.
He'll take a seat against opposing southpaw Mark Buehrle, with Chris Taylor starting at shortstop and hitting ninth for the M's. Look for Miller to be back in there for Sunday's series finale. May 23 - 10:43 AM

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Brad Miller slugged two solo home runs Saturday in the Mariners' loss to the Red Sox.

Miller hit both of his big flies off Red Sox starter Rick Porcello, but that represented that entirety of Seattle's offensive output for the night. Miller was at DH and batting second. He seems to have found new life since being moved into a roving utility role.
May 17 - 12:07 AM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said that he's going to start playing Brad Miller in the outfield and at first base, as well as at shortstop.

McClendon envisions Miller as a sort of "super-utility" player. It's a little difficult to see the "super" part of that equation, as Miller is hitting .250/.301/.382 and has never played the outfield. Miller's made it clear that he still views himself as a shortstop, but he also indicated that he'll do whatever the team asks of him.
May 5 - 7:12 PM

Brad Miller is not in the Mariners' lineup Sunday.

It's simply a day of rest. Willie Bloomquist is taking Miller's spot at shortstop Sunday, while Mike Zunino is getting a breather behind the plate in favor of Jesus Sucre.

Brad Miller went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple and a stolen base on Saturday.

He was picked off second base after the steal, so it wasn't all good. Still, it was a positive development. Now that Chris Taylor is healthy again, Miller could face competition at shortstop in two or three weeks. However, if he gets hot, the job should be his for good.
Apr 19 - 1:15 AM

Brad Miller hit a go-ahead RBI double to push the Mariners past the A's 5-4 in extra innings Saturday.

Miller's 11th-inning double off A's reliever Fernando Abad finally iced the victory for the Mariners in a very back-and-forth game. He's batting .333/.375/.600 in five games this season and will need to continue playing well to hold off Chris Taylor (wrist) for the Mariners' starting shortstop gig.
Apr 11 - 8:01 PM

Brad Miller smacked a two-run triple on Friday, helping to lead the Mariners to a 5-4 victory over the Rockies in Cactus League action.

He then came around to score, capping off a three-run inning against Rockies starter Jordan Lyles in the second. While he won the starting shortstop job by default with Chris Taylor hurt, Miller has had a nice spring in his own right, hitting .295 (13-for-44) with two homers and seven RBI.
Apr 4 - 1:29 AM

Brad Miller (illness) is back in the Mariners' Cactus League lineup on Monday.

Miller missed three games with a stomach virus. He'll be at shortstop for the M's on Opening Day.
Mar 30 - 10:33 AM

Brad Miller missed a third straight game Sunday with a stomach virus.

Miller said he was feeling better, so he should be back out there in a day or so. The 25-year-old will be the Opening Day shortstop for the Mariners.
Mar 29 - 3:28 PM

Brad Miller clubbed a pair of solo home runs in his two at-bats Monday versus the Indians.

Miller took Carlos Carrasco deep in the third inning and Bruce Chen in the fifth. The 25-year-old is battling Chris Taylor for the starting shortstop job heading into the regular season. Miller put up mediocre numbers last season, batting .221 with 10 home runs and 36 RBI in 411 plate appearances.
Mar 9 - 6:33 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Welington Castillo
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Chris Taylor
2Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
LF1Dustin Ackley
2Rickie Weeks
CF1Austin Jackson
RF1Seth Smith
2Justin Ruggiano
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4J.A. Happ
5Taijuan Walker
6Roenis Elias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Carson Smith
3Charlie Furbush
4Tom Wilhelmsen
5Joe Beimel
6Mark Lowe
7David Rollins
8Tyler Olson