Andrew Miller
RP CLE
7 days ago

Miller picked up his 11th save as he struck out the side in the ninth inning Monday against the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Cody Allen is still the regular closer for Cleveland, but Miller can still get the job done in a pinch. Miller now has a brilliant 16:1 K:BB in just 10.2 innings since the trade. It's hard to find a better reliever outside of the closer's ranks.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
3 weeks ago

Miller notched his 10th save with a scoreless ninth in Saturday's 5-2 victory over the Yankees. He gave up one hit but struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

He needed only 17 pitches to dispose of his old teammates in the final frame, throwing 12 of them for strikes. Miller has allowed on earned run on two hits over 2.2 innings in three appearances since joining the Indians, striking out five over that span.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
3 weeks ago

Miller entered Thursday's game against the Twins in the sixth and tossed 1.1 scoreless innings with three strikeouts, earning a hold.

EDGE Analysis

The lefty replaced Dan Otero on the mound with two outs in the sixth and the Twins' order about to turn over, as the Tribe led 4-2. He preserved the lead, recording four outs on 18 pitches with three punchouts. It was easy to assume Miller would inherit the ninth-inning job upon arrival from New York given how dominant he's been, but manager Terry Francona has been non-committal in regard to roles. Thursday's usage may be a sign that Cleveland could go with a committee approach to the later innings, with Miller coming in earlier in games (and thus affording Cody Allen more chances in the ninth) as the matchups dictate.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
1 month ago

Miller will join the Indians on Sunday, but is doubtful to pitch in their game against Oakland, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

While he'll be with the team, it appears that Cleveland will wait to use their newly-acquired reliever until their upcoming series against the Twins. The team has yet to say if they'll use Miller as a closer or a setup man, but with an elite K-rate of 44.8 percent and 1.39 ERA, Miller will be set to improve an already solid Cleveland bullpen that owns a collective ERA of 3.58

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
1 month ago

Miller was traded to the Indians on Sunday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. According to ESPN.com's Buster Olney, the Yankees are expected to receive prospects Clint Frazier and Justus Sheffield in return.

EDGE Analysis

Rosenthal reported just hours earlier that the Indians had tentatively agreed to a trade to acquire catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Brewers, and the Tribe's pursuit of Miller, perhaps the top reliever available on the market, suggests the team is going all in this season. From a statistical standpoint, Miller's 1.39 ERA and 40.7 K-BB percentage would make him an upgrade over the Indians' current closer, Cody Allen (2.58 ERA, 21.6 K-BB%), but it's unclear if the team will immediately plug Miller in as their ninth-inning man. Regardless, Miller figures to assume a high-usage, high-leverage role and should bring increased stability to the team's relief corps.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
1 month ago

Miller pitched a scoreless ninth inning while allowing one hit and striking out two to earn his ninth save of the season Tuesday at the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Miller was protecting a three-run lead, and allowed a one-out double, but otherwise had little problem closing the door on the Astros. Since reclaiming the closer role for the Yankees on July 25, Miller's now collected saves in back-to-back contests, and he owns a 1.39 ERA to go along with a 0.77 WHIP.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
1 month ago

Miller worked around a hit to record his eighth save with a scoreless ninth inning Monday against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Miller jumped right into the closer's role following the trade of Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs. He was 36-of-38 with a 2.04 ERA and 0.86 WHIP as Yankees closer last season, and there's no reason he won't be just as stellar in the role to finish out 2016.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
1 month ago

Miller, as expected, will assume the closer's role following the team's trade of Aroldis Chapman, Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Miller saved 36 games last year in his first season in a full-time closer capacity and logged seven saves at the beginning of 2016 before being bumped back to a setup role. He figures to be one of the league's top ninth-inning options, as the lefty has a terrific 1.45 ERA and 15.4 K/9 over 42 appearances.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
1 month ago

The Yankees are reportedly close to dealing Aroldis Chapman, ABC News reports. If that happened Miller would almost certainly be named the closer again.

EDGE Analysis

Miller is owned already in most leagues, but if you have him, you can probably count on a nice boost in saves down the stretch. l

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
1 month ago

Miller has given up just three earned runs since his last save on June 7.

EDGE Analysis

Since then, Miller has assumed a pretty firm set-up role behind closer Aroldis Chapman. In his 15.2 innings pitched since that save, Miller has allowed only four walks while striking out 24. His ERA now sits at a mere 1.31 along with a 0.73 WHIP which ranks third best among relievers with at least 30-plus appearances.