Justin Miller
Justin Miller
31-Year-Old PitcherRP
Washington Nationals
10-Day IL
Injury Back
Est. Return 4/23/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals in January of 2018.
Playing catch
PWashington Nationals
April 18, 2019
Miller (back) was spotted playing catch in the outfield Thursday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Miller was placed on the 10-day injured list last week with a lower-back strain, but his ability to resume a throwing program implies that he's made some progress. He could take another step forward over the weekend by completing a bullpen session, which would likely put him on track to return from the IL in the minimum amount of time or close to it.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .259 95 21 10 21 4 0 7
Since 2017vs Right .217 148 45 9 30 3 1 7
2019vs Left .500 9 2 1 4 0 0 2
2019vs Right .278 19 4 1 5 0 0 2
2018vs Left .233 86 19 9 17 4 0 5
2018vs Right .208 129 41 8 25 3 1 5
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Since 2017Home 4.39 1.46 26.2 3 0 1 9.5 3.7 2.4
Since 2017Away 3.38 0.97 32.0 4 1 1 10.7 2.3 2.0
2019Home 2.25 1.00 4.0 0 0 0 9.0 2.3 2.3
2019Away 11.57 3.00 2.1 0 0 0 7.7 3.9 11.6
2018Home 4.76 1.54 22.2 3 0 1 9.5 4.0 2.4
2018Away 2.73 0.81 29.2 4 1 1 10.9 2.1 1.2
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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Heads to IL
PWashington Nationals
April 12, 2019
Miller suffered a lower-back strain during Friday's game against the Pirates and will require a trip to the 10-day injured list, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports. He allowed one run on one hit and a walk over one inning.
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Notches first hold
PWashington Nationals
April 1, 2019
Miller struck out two in a perfect sixth inning to record his first hold of the season during Sunday's win over the Mets.
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Sharp in return
PWashington Nationals
March 11, 2019
Miller (back) surrendered a double but retired the other three hitters he faced as part of a scoreless fifth inning in Sunday's 6-4 Grapefruit League win over the Astros.
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Set to pitch Sunday
PWashington Nationals
March 10, 2019
Miller (back) will throw one inning out of the bullpen during Sunday's spring game against the Astros, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
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Gets injection for back
PWashington Nationals
March 5, 2019
Miller received a Toradol shot Saturday to reduce the pain in his back and will attempt to play catch Tuesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
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