Justin Miller

Justin Miller

34-Year-Old PitcherRP
St. Louis Cardinals
10-Day IL
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 2/1/2022
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Justin Miller in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Nationals in March of 2021. Waived by the Cardinals in July of 2021. Claimed off waivers by the Cardinals in July of 2021.
Out with elbow strain
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Elbow
September 25, 2021
Miller landed on the 10-day injured list with a right elbow strain Saturday.
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The move ends Miller's regular season, as there are just nine days left on the schedule. He'll close the year with a 6.16 ERA in 19 major-league innings for the National and Cardinals. Whether or not he'll be in the mix to return for the playoffs remains to be seen, though it would have to be a very minor strain for him to make it back by the Wild Card Game.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
13
Last 10 Games
15
Last 5 Games
15
How many pitches does Justin Miller generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Justin Miller generally pitch?
 
 
 
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Extra
% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-15%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-15%
BAA vs LHP
2020
No Stats
2019
 
 
-13%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .250 53 11 3 12 1 0 4
Since 2019vs Right .293 95 13 7 24 2 0 6
2021vs Left .250 32 7 2 7 1 0 2
2021vs Right .295 51 6 4 13 2 0 3
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left .250 21 4 1 5 0 0 2
2019vs Right .289 44 7 3 11 0 0 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-55%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-77%
ERA at Home
2020
No Stats
2019
 
 
-7%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 3.18 1.00 17.0 2 0 0 7.9 2.1 2.1
Since 2019Away 7.13 1.64 17.2 0 0 1 4.6 3.1 3.1
2021Home 2.16 0.96 8.1 1 0 0 6.5 2.2 2.2
2021Away 9.28 1.69 10.2 0 0 1 5.9 3.4 2.5
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 4.15 1.04 8.2 1 0 0 9.3 2.1 2.1
2019Away 3.86 1.57 7.0 0 0 0 2.6 2.6 3.9
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Stat Review
How does Justin Miller compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.17
 
K/9
6.2
 
BB/9
2.8
 
HR/9
2.4
 
Fastball
92.9 mph
 
ERA
6.16
 
WHIP
1.37
 
BABIP
.270
 
GB/FB
0.76
 
Left On Base
68.4%
 
Exit Velocity
83.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.1%
 
Spin Rate
2318 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
27.8%
 
Swinging Strike
9.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2017
2016
After not appearing in the majors in 2017, Miller spent the offseason working on conditioning and mechanics. He was signed to a minor-league deal by the Nationals, ostensibly for organizational depth. Miller began with Triple-A Syracuse. With the help of a newfound 95-mph fastball, Miller didn't allow a run in 13 innings, surrendering just three hits and three walks while fanning 23, prompting a late-May promotion. Miller picked up where he left off, tossing 10.2 more scoreless frames before giving up his first run June 15. That outing was the first of five straight in which Miller allowed a run. Through the break, Miller posted a 36.9 K%, but after, it was chopped in half at 18.3% even as he maintained his velocity throughout the entire campaign. The Nationals have fortified their bullpen, perhaps pushing Miller into seventh-inning duty.
Miller's 2016 was somewhat of a letdown after a surprisingly solid 2015 campaign. His momentum from the year prior landed him a full-time spot in the major league bullpen, although the success didn't carry over as his 5.35 ERA and 1.3 HR/9 in the first half of the season show. The 29-year-old then dealt with an oblique injury that sidelined him for two months, but once he was able to return, his numbers actually got worse. Similar to 2015, the right-hander displayed a strong strikeout ability (9.5 K/9), but his control was horrendous (4.2 BB/9). Miller's ability to consistently strike batters out is intriguing, but his flyball tendencies and lack of control got him sent off the 40-man roster in October, and he became a free agent. He'll compete for a bullpen spot with the Angels this spring after signing a minor league deal.
Signed on a minor league contract by the Rockies before the season, Miller was arguably the most pleasant surprise for Colorado in 2015. He bounced between Triple-A and the majors all season, yet produced a 1.38 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 14:2 K:BB prior to a few rough appearances in August. The 28-year-old finished the season with a 4.05 ERA, but his 0.96 WHIP and 3.45 K-to-walk ratio definitely opened some eyes in the Rockies organization. As long as Miller can replicate his strong 2015 campaign, he should be a major part of the Rockies' bullpen in 2016.
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Earns first season win
PSt. Louis Cardinals
September 18, 2021
Miller (1-0) fired a perfect eighth inning, earning the win over the Padres on Saturday.
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Activated by Cardinals
PSt. Louis Cardinals
September 11, 2021
Miller (elbow) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Saturday.
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Expected back Saturday
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Elbow
September 10, 2021
Miller (elbow) is expected to return from the injured list Saturday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
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Beginning rehab assignment
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Elbow
September 7, 2021
Miller (elbow) is set to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
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Playing catch
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Elbow
August 26, 2021
Miller (elbow) is progressing well in his recovery and recently began playing catch, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
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