Shelby Miller
SP ARI
1 day ago

Miller (3-12) threw a rare five-inning complete game, allowing no runs on five hits, striking out five and walking one in a victory over the Nationals. The game was called after five and a half innings due to rain.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander has done his best to turn it on lately and erase the ridiculous Diamondbacks trade that brought him to Arizona from people's minds, but it's ultimately too little, too late to fix that. Miller has thrown 12.1 straight scoreless innings, and he still has an ERA above 6.00. He also owns a 1.67 WHIP and .310 batting average against. Maybe his final two starts are a sign he will turn it around next season, but as for 2016, it was a complete disaster for Miller.

Shelby Miller
SP ARI
6 days ago1 Comment

Miller didn't factor into the decision Friday versus the Orioles but fired six innings of scoreless, three-hit ball, walking three and also recording three strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

He was notably impressive against a potent lineup on the road, certainly a departure from his other three starts in September, when he'd given up 15 runs (12 earned) over 14.2 innings. The strong outing didn't much to spruce up Miller's unsightly metrics, which include a 6.47 ERA and 1.70 WHIP along with a 2-12 record, but was certainly a welcome sight given his recent performances. He'll look to close out a largely dismal 2016 with another strong performance versus the Nationals.

Shelby Miller
SP ARI
2 weeks ago

Miller (2-12) surrendered four runs on seven hits and two walks over 5.1 innings in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers. He struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

The fourth inning was particularly rough for Miller, who gave up three runs in that frame. The 25-year-old has the fewest amount of wins when combined with the most losses in MLB this season, and has now given up four runs in each of his last three starts since making a quality start after being recalled. The fifth-year righty has not been the tough-luck loser on a bad team like he was last year with Atlanta; his poor record with Arizona this year is mostly due to just plain poor pitching. Fantasy owners already know his counting statistics are terrible, but his peripherals are just as bad. Lest you think Miller's struggles are related to his home field, his xFIP- (which adjusts for park factors) is still not outstandingly better than his ERA and FIP. The struggling starter is scheduled to next face the Orioles in Baltimore on Friday, a matchup to avoid at almost all costs.

Shelby Miller
SP ARI
2 weeks ago

Miller allowed six runs on nine hits and a walk with five strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision Monday against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Miller has allowed fewer than five runs just once in his past seven starts. In his three starts since returning to Arizona's rotation, Miller has a sharp 10:2 K:BB but has surrendered an absurd 26 hits in just 15.1 innings. His ERA is up to 7.12 as his excellent 2015 season now seems like the distant past.

Shelby Miller
SP ARI
3 weeks ago

Miller (2-11) gave up five runs (four earned) on 11 hits over just 4.1 innings in a loss Tuesday to the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

After a quality start in his return to the rotation last time out, Miller reverted to the same struggles he was having before his demotion. He managed just four swinging strikes in 90 pitches as opponents read him like a book all day long. His ERA is up to 6.89 to go with a poor 55:35 K:BB.

Shelby Miller
SP ARI
1 month ago

Miller (2-10) pitched six quality innings, but still took the loss Wednesday versus the Giants. He allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while notching three strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Miller was recalled from Triple-A to make Wednesday's start, his first MLB outing since July 6. Despite the loss, Miller was able to record his third quality start in 15 tries this season. The right-hander certainly looked much better than the last time we saw him -- in his last three starts prior to being demoted, Miller gave up 18 runs and 26 hits over 17 innings. He's scheduled to make another start Tuesday against the Dodgers, but Miller doesn't offer much fantasy appeal outside of a bargain punt play in daily formats.

Shelby Miller
SP ARI
1 month ago1 Comment

Miller was officially recalled from Triple-A to start Wednesday's game against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

He has been decent enough at Triple-A this year, posting a 3.91 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 55 strikeouts in 50.2 innings while pitching in the harsh conditions of the Pacific Coast League. However, Miller's massive failings in the big leagues this year (7.14 ERA, 1.75 WHIP) should force most owners to take a wait-and-see approach with him over the final month of the season.

Shelby Miller
SP ARI
1 month ago

Miller will be recalled to start Wednesday's game against the Giants, Nick Piecoro of AZCentral.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although no roster move has been officially made at this time, it looks as though Miller's time in the minors is coming to an end. He has been solid since his demotion, notching a 3.91 ERA with 55 strikeouts over 50.2 innings at Triple-A Reno. He'll have a big test right off the bat in his return as he'll be facing a Giants team that sports a .328 wOBA at home this season.

Shelby Miller
SP ARI
2 months ago

Making his first start for Triple-A Reno since getting demoted on July 14, Miller went 6.2 innings on Tuesday, allowing four hits and three earned runs while striking out 10. He walked two.

EDGE Analysis

While Miller will need to string together a few solid outings before the Diamondbacks and fantasy owners can trust him again, Tuesday's outing was certainly a step in the right direction. At the MLB level this season, Miller is 2-9 with a 7.14 ERA and 1.75 WHIP.

Shelby Miller
SP ARI
3 months ago

Miller was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

This move comes as a surprise, not only given Miller's contract situation, but also due to the injuries to other starters such as Zack Greinke and Rubby De La Rosa. That said, Miller has been one of the more disappointing offseason acquisitions in baseball this season, struggling his way to a 7.14 ERA with 50 strikeouts and 34 walks over 69.1 innings of work. He'll head back down to Triple-A to iron out his issues for the time being. The Diamondbacks will make a corresponding roster move Friday.