RotoWire Partners

Brad Miller

28-Year-Old Second Baseman – Tampa Bay Rays

2017 Stats

AVG

.201

HR

9

RBI

40

R

43

SB

5

2018 RotoWire Projections

AVG

HR

RBI

R

SB

2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After delivering an unexpected 30-homer season in 2016, Miller came crashing back to earth in 2017, slugging a career-low .337 and hitting a measly .201 thanks to a career-worst 27 percent strikeout r...

Read more about Brad Miller

STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Groin     EST. RETURN:  2/22/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 215   DOB: 10/18/1989
BORN: Orlando, FL   COLLEGE: Clemson   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

$

Brad Miller Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $3.575 million deal with the Rays in January of 2017, avoiding arbitration.

November 2, 2017  –  Brad Miller News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Miller underwent core muscle surgery in October, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Brad Miller – simply subscribe now.

Brad Miller Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Show 5x5 Stats OnlyShow All Statistics       Click stat headings to sort columns.
Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2011 21 A CLI 14 59 53 9 22 5 4 1 0 7 1 0 4 9 0 1 1 .415 .458 .528 .986
2012 22 A+ HIG 97 473 410 89 139 49 33 5 11 56 19 6 52 79 4 5 2 .339 .412 .524 .936
2012 22 AA JAC 40 170 147 21 47 13 7 2 4 12 4 1 22 26 0 1 0 .320 .406 .476 .882
2013 23 AA JAC 42 175 153 27 45 14 7 1 6 25 4 3 20 30 1 0 1 .294 .379 .471 .850
2013 23 AAA TAC 26 122 104 26 37 12 5 1 6 28 2 1 15 18 0 3 0 .356 .426 .596 1.022
2013 23 MAJ SEA 76 335 306 41 81 25 11 6 8 36 5 3 24 52 2 2 1 .265 .318 .418 .736
2014 24 MAJ SEA 123 409 367 47 81 29 15 4 10 36 4 2 34 95 3 3 2 .221 .288 .365 .653
2015 25 MAJ SEA 144 497 438 44 113 37 22 4 11 46 13 4 47 101 4 6 2 .258 .329 .402 .731
2016 26 MAJ TB 152 601 548 73 133 65 29 6 30 81 6 4 47 149 0 3 3 .243 .304 .482 .786
2017 27 A+ CHA 4 13 11 1 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .273 .385 .545 .930
2017 27 AAA DUR 2 8 7 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .429 .500 .857 1.357
2017 27 MAJ TB 110 407 338 43 68 25 13 3 9 40 5 3 63 110 0 4 2 .201 .327 .337 .664
2018 RotoWire Projections     Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Brad Miller
3-Year Averages     135 500 441 53 104 41 21 4 16 55 8 3 52 120 1 4 2 .236 .317 .410 .727
Career  (View All)     605 2,249 1,997 248 476 181 90 23 68 239 33 16 215 507 9 18 10 .238 .313 .409 .722

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

No No No
Brad Miller Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 1 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 30 Bal 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .201 .327 .337 .664
Sep. 29 Bal 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .198 .325 .326 .651
Sep. 28 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 27 @NYY 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .199 .326 .328 .654
Sep. 26 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 24 @Bal 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .198 .326 .328 .654
Sep. 23 @Bal 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .197 .327 .329 .656
Sep. 22 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 21 @Bal 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .327 .326 .653
Sep. 20 ChC 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .327 .323 .650
Sep. 19 ChC 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .325 .323 .648
Sep. 17 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .325 .313 .638
Sep. 16 Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .329 .317 .646
Sep. 15 Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .196 .332 .320 .652
Sep. 13 NYY 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .198 .334 .323 .657
Sep. 12 NYY 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .333 .322 .655
Sep. 11 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 10 @Bos 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .195 .333 .322 .655
Sep. 9 @Bos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .331 .316 .647
Sep. 8 @Bos 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .191 .332 .317 .649
Sep. 6 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .328 .314 .642
Sep. 5 Min 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .331 .318 .649
Sep. 4 Min 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .331 .320 .651
Sep. 3 @CWS 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .329 .323 .652
Sep. 2 @CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .329 .325 .654
Sep. 1 @CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .330 .326 .656
Aug. 30 @KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .331 .330 .661
Aug. 29 @KC 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .195 .332 .331 .663
Aug. 28 @KC 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .332 .320 .652
Last 7 Games 13 2 4 0 0 1 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 .308 .333 .538 .871
Last 14 Games 32 6 8 2 0 2 9 2 8 1 0 0 2 0 .250 .278 .500 .778
Last 30 Games 73 13 17 3 0 3 10 7 21 1 0 1 2 1 .233 .301 .397 .698

Brad Miller: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 98 10
2016 39 105 1 1 7
2015 11 2 89 35 15 20 6 10
2014 13 2 107 1
2013 13 3 68

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▼ Advanced Stats

Brad Miller: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 4

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▼ Advanced Stats

Brad Miller Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201782112110.220.378.679
201611083142.227.373.682
201511111091.234.252.513

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017256327295.195.324.659
20164386527674.247.509.812
201532733113712.266.453.803

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017174206213.201.345.683
20162773822493.249.552.866
2015217226224.272.433.777

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017164233192.201.329.644
2016271358323.236.410.705
2015221225249.244.371.684
Brad Miller vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Brad Miller Advanced Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats      Click stat headings to sort columns.
Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2011 21 A CLI 59 53 6.8% 15.3% 0.44 83% .489 .113
2012 22 A+ HIG 473 410 11% 16.7% 0.66 81% .394 .185
2012 22 AA JAC 170 147 12.9% 15.3% 0.85 82% .364 .156
2013 23 AA JAC 175 153 11.4% 17.1% 0.67 80% .333 .177
2013 23 AAA TAC 122 104 12.3% 14.8% 0.83 83% .373 .240
2013 23 MAJ SEA 335 306 7.2% 15.5% 0.46 83% .294 .153
2014 24 MAJ SEA 409 367 8.3% 23.2% 0.36 74% .268 .144
2015 25 MAJ SEA 497 438 9.5% 20.3% 0.47 77% .307 .144
2016 26 MAJ TB 601 548 7.8% 24.8% 0.32 73% .277 .239
2017 27 A+ CHA 13 11 15.4% 15.4% 1.00 82% .333 .272
2017 27 AAA DUR 8 7 12.5% 25% 0.50 71% .500 .428
2017 27 MAJ TB 407 338 15.5% 27% 0.57 67% .265 .136
2018 RotoWire Projections     Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Brad Miller
3-Year Averages     500 441 10.4% 24% 0.43 73% .285 .174
Career     2,249 1,997 9.6% 22.5% 0.42 75% .283 .171

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

No No

Brad Miller Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 2B 55 1 18 1 0 0 30 1 13 -1 0 -1 2
2015 3B 9 -1 2 -1 0 -1 0 0 7 -1 0 -1 -1
2015 SS 750.3 -2 210 2 -4 0 385 3 328 1 -3 1 5
2015 LF 85 -3 15 -2 -3 54 -2 42 -1
2015 CF 146 -16 44 -9 -16 61 -2 52 -3
2015 RF 22 -3 7 -2 -3 16 -2 11 -1
2016 1B 303 -2 19 -1 -1 -1 143 -2 75 1 0 -1 0
2016 SS 854 -16 132 -14 -2 0 476 -2 333 -9 -8 -6 0
2016 LF 6 -1 1 -1 -1 0 0 0 0
2017 2B 789.7 -5 97 -4 -1 0 425 0 113 -2 -3 0 -1
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 2B 0 0 -1 0 0 -1
2015 3B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2015 SS 0 0 -3 -1 0 -4
2015 LF -1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 -2 0 -2
2015 CF -4 -1 -4 0 0 -1 -1 -8 0 -10
2015 RF -1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 -2 0 -2
2016 1B 0 0 -1 -1 0 -2
2016 SS 0 -1 -1 -12 0 -14
2016 LF -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2017 2B 0 1 -1 -4 0 -4

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Advanced Stats

2017 Stat Review for Brad Miller    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

Explain This

0.57 BB/K
GOOD
15.5% BB Rate
ELITE
27.0% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

Explain This

.664 OPS
TERRIBLE
.327 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

Explain This

.201 AVG
TERRIBLE
.265 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

Explain This

.337 SLG
TERRIBLE
.136 ISO
POOR

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Brad Miller

Overall Ratings

2018 projections compared to top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

???  At Bats
Hidden  Show Rating
???  AVG
Hidden  Show Rating
???  Home Runs
Hidden  Show Rating
???  RBI
Hidden  Show Rating
???  Runs
Hidden  Show Rating
???  Stolen Bases
Hidden  Show Rating
Ratings As 2B

2018 projections compared to top 40 second basemen in 2016 (min 350 PA)

???  At Bats
Hidden  Show Rating
???  AVG
Hidden  Show Rating
???  Home Runs
Hidden  Show Rating
???  RBI
Hidden  Show Rating
???  Runs
Hidden  Show Rating
???  Stolen Bases
Hidden  Show Rating

Tampa Bay Rays Roster

Brad Miller: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Miller isn't in the lineup Sunday against Baltimore.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Miller is not in the lineup against the Yankees on Thursday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Miller is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Miller is not in the lineup Friday against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Miller went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Cubs.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Miller is out of Friday's lineup against the Red Sox.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Miller is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Miller is not in the lineup Monday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Miller is out of the lineup against the Red Sox on Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Miller is out of Saturday's lineup against the White Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

Subscribe now to see our 2018 outlook.

2017

Miller exploded for a career season in 2016, posting personal bests in doubles (29), triples (six), homers (30) and RBI (81). He also handled a move away from his shortstop position graciously after the acquisition of Matt Duffy, and he heads into the spring as the starting first baseman. He saw encouraging bumps in several other metrics as well, including HR/FB (20.4 percent), which he nearly doubled over the previous season, and hard contact rate, which he raised from 30.3 percent to 35.1 percent. It will be intriguing to see if the power surge was simply an outlier or a harbinger of things to come for Miller, who'd previously topped out at 11 homers in 2015. It's notable that his strikeout rate also saw a rise in 2016, with his 24.8 percent figure last season representing a career high, so Miller has room for offering even greater fantasy production if he can make even just a slight improvement in his contact rate.

2016

Miller still strikes out too much (20.3% rate last year) and doesn't make good contact (77 percent), but he turned in a promising year at the plate last season. His 37 extra-base hits ranked ninth among AL shortstops while his 13 stolen bases ranked sixth. Most of his damage came against right-handers as he found himself in a platoon much of the season, posting an .803 OPS against righties vs. a .513 OPS against left-handers. His biggest weakness, though, is in the field. So much so, the Mariners transitioned him to the outfield when his defense at shortstop finally became too much of a liability. He wasn't very good as an outfielder, either. Nevertheless, he gets a fresh start this season as he was shipped to Tampa Bay in November, where he'll return to shortstop. Unless he figures out lefties quickly, he could find himself in a platoon again, but the Rays will likely have more patience with his defense.

2015

Miller entered last season with much optimism after a promising rookie campaign that saw him knock 25 XBH in 76 games. He won the starting shortstop job in spring over the since-departed Nick Franklin but couldn't carry that over to the regular season. He was under the Mendoza Line well into June until a two-week hot streak dug him out of that hole, barely. But he quickly returned to form and by late July lost his starting job to callup Chris Taylor. After a solid strikeout rate (15.5 percent) as a rookie, Miller couldn't stop whiffing last year. His strikeout rate spiked to 23.2% while his contact rate dropped to 74 percent. In 61 more at-bats than in 2013, he posted just four more extra-base hits. He will have to win the starting job in spring training again, assuming the Mariners don't upgrade at shortstop before then. Taylor has a better glove, but Miller has a much more potent bat, potentially at least.

2014

Miller began last season at Double-A Jackson, was promoted to Triple-A Tacoma by late May and a month later found himself in Seattle for good. The quick rise was partly due to his crushing both of his minor-league stops and partly due to the Mariners' desperation for a shortstop who could produce more than the all-glove, no-bat Brendan Ryan. The left-handed Miller held his own as the team's leadoff hitter, flashing league-average power with a .153 ISO and mirroring his solid minor-league contact and strikeout rates. His walk rate dipped dramatically to 7.2 percent, which caused his OBP to take a big hit, however. He'll look for improvement in that area in 2014, as he will with his defense at shortstop, which is a work in progress.

2013

Seattle's 2011 second-round pick, Miller has excellent plate discipline, though he does not project for much power. He handled High-A High Desert last season (.931 OPS) before a promotion to Double-A Jackson where his bat proved not to be just a product of the hitter-friendly California League. He could end up moving from shortstop where he struggled with range and errors last season. But the Mariners are getting quite a backlog at second base (Dustin Ackely, Nick Franklin), so a position switch isn't necessarily a given even though that's the conventional wisdom.