Shelby Miller SP ARI 22 minutes ago

Miller (1-6) took the loss in Arizona's 12-1 defeat at the hands of the Pirates on Tuesday, surrendering six runs on eights hits and four walks while striking out just three in five innings.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Miller has been awful for the Diamondbacks, failing to pitch more than six innings all season, and allowing three or more runs in seven out of 10 starts and exactly two in each of the other three. The 25-year-old is now 7-23 since the start of 2015, and his 6.56 FIP indicates that things aren't projected to get much better. Even facing a subpar Padres lineup in his next start likely won't be enough to get Miller going.

Shelby Miller SP ARI 6 days ago

Miller (1-5) took the loss against the Yankees on Wednesday night, allowing three runs, 10 hits and two walks while striking out five.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite allowing eight hits and walking two in the first five innings, the D-backs right-hander managed to survive with a 2-1 deficit, the runs coming on Brett Gardner's two-run, first-inning homer. It was Miller's fourth loss in his last five starts, but managed to lower his ERA to a season-best (yet still awful) 6.64. His next start will be on the road Tuesday against the Pirates.

Shelby Miller SP ARI 2 weeks ago

Miller (1-4) made just one major mistake, but it cost him the game, as he allowed three runs on seven hits over 5.2 innings in a loss against the Giants on Friday. He also struck out two and walked two.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With a 1-0 lead in the sixth, Miller threw a middle-in fastball to Joe Panik during a 3-0 count, and he took it deep. Miller retired the next two batters but failed to get out of the inning. Miller has been very disappointing through eight starts this season. He has 23 walks, third-most in the league, and a career-high 2.06 HR/9 rate. Miller will look to turn things around in his next start against the Yankees on Wednesday.

Shelby Miller SP ARI 2 weeks ago

Miller (1-3) allowed two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out one over six innings to earn the win Saturday at the Braves.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Miller gave up single runs in each of the first two innings before shutting down the Braves while the offense gave him a lead just before he exited the contest. After failing to register a quality start in any of his first six outings, he finally was able to record one, though it only lowered his ERA to 7.36. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Giants.

Shelby Miller SP ARI 3 weeks ago

Miller is not in danger of having his next start skipped or being removed from the rotation, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Diamondbacks paid a hefty price in the offseason to acquire Miller, sending 2015 No. 1 pick Dansby Swanson to the Braves, along with outfielder Ender Inciarte and pitching prospect Aaron Blair. But Miller has struggled mightily through six starts, posting a 8.49 ERA with 19 walks in 23.1 innings. Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said he thinks Miller might be putting pressure on himself to live up to expectations after the trade, but added there's been no thought of removing the righty from the rotation. His next start is scheduled for Saturday against the Braves.

Shelby Miller SP ARI 3 weeks ago

Miller lasted just 3.2 innings in Sunday's start against the Rockies, allowing three runs on four hits and four walks. He struck out three as his record dropped to 0-3.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Miller entered the game with a dismal 8.69 ERA through five starts, and while he cruised through three innings, he ran into trouble in the fourth and was ultimately yanked after allowing all three runs. He has simply not had anything going for him this season and should be used with caution even in the face of a soft matchup versus his former team, the Braves, Saturday in his next start.

Shelby Miller SP ARI 1 month ago

Miller (0-2) allowed five runs on five hits and four walks over five innings in a loss Tuesday against St. Louis. He struck out six.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Miller had it going until it all fell apart in the fifth inning, which included a pair of walks (one intentional) and both extra-base hits Miller allowed on the night, a double and a home run. Miller has yet to put a quality start together this year, and Tuesday's outing bumped his ERA up to 8.69.

Shelby Miller SP ARI 1 month ago

Miller was forced to play in left field in Sunday's 13-inning loss to the Pirates after the Diamondbacks ran out of position players, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This was clearly a fluke appearance that was forced upon the Diamondbacks when shortstop Nick Ahemed was ejected. Of more importance to Miller and fantasy players is the fact that he will make his start Tuesday after some speculation that his turn would be skipped as the team evaluated his mechanics.

Shelby Miller SP ARI 1 month ago

Miller will start Tuesday's game against the Cardinals, MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

His start was in question, as the Diamondbacks were evaluating some of his mechanics, but he must have looked OK in a side session at Chase Field on Saturday. Miller's season is off to a really rocky start, but the fact that it could be mechanics-related and not injury-related, is a positive notion. Those in shallower leagues may want to sit Miller until he can start showing his prior form.

Shelby Miller SP ARI 1 month ago

The Diamondbacks have not ruled out skipping Miller's next turn in the rotation to give him extra time to work on mechanical issues that have plagued him this season, MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez reports. "As of right now, we are not planning on him skipping the start," manager Chip Hale said. "Can that change? It always can. If that's what [pitching coach Mike Butcher] and everybody thinks. But as of right now, he's feeling good. He's healthy. His arm is fine and his hand is fine, so he should be OK."

Competitive Edge Analysis

He is tentatively scheduled to pitch Tuesday against the Cardinals, but Hale left himself some wiggle room in case the team decides it is more important for Miller to work out his issues by missing a turn in the rotation to do side work. Miller has obviously been awful to start the season, particularly with his command and control. It sounds like Miller will make that start Tuesday against the team that drafted and developed him, but fantasy owners may want to keep him on the bench for now until he can get a good outing or two under his belt.