Andrew Miller
RP CLE
6 days ago

Miller picked up his ninth win of the season Tuesday, as he held the Royals in check for 1.2 innings, striking out three while Brandon Guyer hit a walkoff single to win the game 2-1.

EDGE Analysis

Miller hasn't seen a save opportunity for the Indians since August, but got his second straight relief win Tuesday. He's allowed just one hit and one walk over his last six outings while striking out 11, lowering his ERA to 1.55. He's arguably the best setup man in the game, and his stellar 14.7 K/9 makes him unusually valuable for a non-closing relief pitcher.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
1 week ago

Miller (8-1) gave up just one hit over two innings of scoreless ball in Saturday's 1-0 extra-inning victory over the Tigers. He struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

After starter Carlos Carrasco had to exit after only two pitches with what turned out to be a non-displaced fracture in his throwing hand, a cadre of Indians relievers of which Miller was the last teamed up to stymie the Tigers. The towering reliever fired 22 of his 35 pitches for strikes and earned the victory when Jose Ramirez snapped a scoreless tie with a 10th-inning RBI single that plated Jason Kipnis. After a difficult two-appearance stretch earlier in the month when he gave up three earned runs over 1.2 innings, Miller has bounced back with five straight scoreless efforts.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
4 weeks ago

Miller picked up his 12th save of the season Tuesday against the Twins. He pitched 1.2 innings, allowing one hit while notching two strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Miller extended his scoreless innings streak to 11 while recording his third save in as many tries since debuting with the Indians on Aug. 1. He continues to see less save chances than Cody Allen, making Miller a tough start in leagues that don't value holds. Either way, the lefty is about as dominant as they get out of the bullpen and now owns a stellar 24:1 K:BB through 14.2 innings this month.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
1 month 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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.