Articles by Nate Miller

A lifelong resident of the Metro-Atlanta Area, Nate Miller covers both the ACC Hoops & Tampa Bay Rays Beat for RotoWire. He is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer's Association (FSWA) and emotionally attached to the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks & Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

The On-Deck Circle: A.L. West

One starting pitcher stood out from the pack of unexpected breakouts in the American League West during 2014. Collin McHugh of the Astros had appeared in 15 big-league games (nine starts) before last season, but had pitched to the uninspiring tune of an 8.94 ERA while posting a pedestrian 5.3 K/9. Last summer, the 27-year-old hurler sang a completely different song, as he won 11 games to go along with an impressive 2.73 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 157 strikeouts over 154.2 innings.

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The On-Deck Circle: N.L. Central

When it comes to unforeseen breakouts in the National League Central during 2014, two young Chicago pitchers, one starter and one reliever, immediately come to mind. Both Kyle Hendricks and Neil Ramirez debuted in the bigs last summer to little fanfare, but each will enter the upcoming season with plenty of promise and expectations following outstanding rookie efforts.

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