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Brad Miller | Shortstop | #13

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (0) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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Brad Miller finished 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored Friday against the Tigers.
Miller had been 0-for-11 this spring. Still, he's getting good reviews for his work at second base. He's expected to play there pretty regularly, though he could start at first base versus some lefties. Mar 3 - 5:25 PM

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According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays "primary plan" is to use Brad Miller at second base.

Miller came to Tampa Bay as a shortstop but moved to first base last year after the Rays acquired Matt Duffy from San Francisco. The Rays traded Logan Forsythe to the Dodgers earlier this week, creating a need at second base. Miller has made 13 career starts at second, so he does have some experience there. With Miller moving to second base, the Rays could look to sign a first baseman. Chris Carter, Mike Napoli and Mark Reynolds are all available.
Jan 28 - 10:44 PM

Rays and INF Brad Miller avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.575 million contract.

It was Miller's first year of arbitration eligibility. He slugged a career-high 30 home runs for the Rays last season and will enter 2017 as the club's starter at first base.
Jan 13 - 2:39 PM

Brad Miller hit a two-run double and scored a run against the Red Sox on Saturday.

Miller finished the game 1-for-3 with the run-scoring double in the third inning. The 26-year-old has had a ridiculously productive season in 2016, swatting 30 homers with 80 RBI and 71 runs scored in 145 games. Miller is batting .250/.309/.498 overall.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 10:38:00 PM

Brad Miller smoked a pair of solo home runs on Wednesday to lift his total to 30 longballs on the season.

His previous career high was 11. His first homer came in the middle of back-to-back-to-back jacks off Masahiro Tanaka in the third inning. He went deep again with the bases empty in the eighth inning. Miller has a .249 batting average with 77 RBI and the 30 homers. He has had an unexpectedly productive season for a guy who could be obtained for nothing early in the season.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 10:35:00 PM

Brad Miller singled and ripped a two-run triple in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

He nearly had a three-run, opposite-field homer in the third inning but settled for a two-run triple off the wall. Miller has really been struggling over the last month but will look to finish strong here over the next week and a half.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 10:29:00 PM

Brad Miller launched a solo homer in Monday's loss to the Blue Jays.

The Rays didn't have a hit off of Francisco Liriano since the first batter of the game before Evan Longoria cranked a solo shot to lead off the seventh inning and Miller followed up with a blast of his own. Miller has been slumping of late but has now gone deep in back-to-back games. His 28 homers on the season exceeds his previous career high by 17.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 09:33:00 PM

Brad Miller (elbow) is back in the Rays' lineup Friday.

Miller exited Thursday's game with a sore right elbow, but he's back in there a day later. He's in the designated hitter spot and might need to remain there for a few days. The Rays have Alexei Ramirez at shortstop and Logan Morrison at first base.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 04:07:00 PM

Brad Miller left Thursday's game against the Yankees with right elbow soreness.

Miller was drilled by a C.C. Sabathia offering which forced him from the game, but fortunately X-rays came back negative. He's considered day-to-day and should return to the lineup at some point over the weekend.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 08:21:00 PM

Brad Miller was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Yankees after being hit by a pitch.

Miller was drilled in the arm by a pitch early in the game. He remained in for a few innings, switching positions with Nick Franklin and putting a compression sleeve on his arm, but was eventually lifted for Alexi Ramirez. The Rays should have an update on his status shortly.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 07:45:00 PM

Brad Miller slugged a three-run homer in Friday’s win over the Blue Jays.

His blast against Ryan Tepera in the seventh blew the game open. Miller went on a power rampage through the middle of August, but he hadn’t homered in his last 12 games coming into Friday’s action. He’s now up to 26 homers and 68 RBI to go along with a .260/.316/.511 batting line.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 10:24:00 PM

Brad Miller is not in the Rays starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Astros.

Nothing more than a routine day of rest for the power-hitting infielder. Tim Beckham is drawing the start in his place at first base and will bat fifth against Dallas Keuchel and the Astros on Saturday.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 03:19:00 PM

Brad Miller hit his 25th home run of the year Wednesday in the Rays' 2-0 win over the Padres.

It was a two-run shot off Christian Friedrich in the bottom of the first inning and provided all the offense Tampa Bay would need in the afternoon victory at Tropicana Field. Miller homered twice versus San Diego on Tuesday night and is now sporting an even .850 OPS in 111 games this season. He's been one of the best fantasy sleepers of 2016.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 03:52:00 PM

Brad Miller hit two home runs, driving in three runs, as the Rays ambushed the Padres 15-1 on Tuesday.

The two-homer game was the second for Miller in four contests and gives him 24 home runs this season. He's long had the talent, but to say that number is surprising would be an understatement -- in two and a half seasons prior to 2016, Miller has a combined 29 home runs total. The shortstop has been one of the best finds for fantasy owners as a result, and he's hitting .260/.316/.520 with 55 RBI, 57 runs scored and six steals on the season.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 11:45:00 PM

Brad Miller continued his impressive power surge, crushing another pair of homers in Saturday's loss to the Yankees.

Miller, making his fourth career start at first base, gave his team a 3-2 lead with a three-run shot off of Masahiro Tanaka in the fourth inning. He then added a solo shot in the sixth, but that accounted for all of the Rays' scoring in the ballgame. He finished the afternoon 2-for-4 with four RBI and is now slashing .260/.314/.513 with 22 homers and 52 RBI in what has been a breakout season offensively for Miller.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 04:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Wilson Ramos
2Derek Norris
3Jesus Sucre
4Curt Casali
5Luke Maile
1B1Logan Morrison
2Nick Franklin
2B1Brad Miller
2Ryan Brett
SS1Matt Duffy
2Tim Beckham
3Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Shane Peterson
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
3Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
2Jason Coats
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Blake Snell
5Matt Andriese
6Chase Whitley
7Austin Pruitt
8Jaime Schultz
9Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Danny Farquhar
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Shawn Tolleson
7Ryan Garton
8Kevin Gadea
9Tommy Hunter
10Jumbo Diaz
11Justin Marks
12Cory Rasmus
13Diego Moreno