Andrew Miller
RP CLE
3 weeks ago

Miller struck out two and walked one in a scoreless innings Sunday against San Diego.

EDGE Analysis

The outing was Miller's final appearance before leaving Monday to join Team USA for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Miller said he was pleased with what he accomplished in his four spring outings before the tournament. "It was just trying to feel good," the southpaw said, "and trying to feel like you're moving in the right direction. I feel like I've accomplished that. For the most part, I've thrown a lot of strikes. And I feel like I'm getting a little bit better every time, a little crisper. I kind of worked in more secondary today, but I feel like I'm right where I need to be." Miller's WBC usage will be closely monitored by the Indians' coaching staff, and whether he pitches in anymore Cactus League games will depend on his level of participation in the tournament.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
1 month ago

Miller allowed three hits and struck out one in his spring debut Saturday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Despite getting into a bit of a jam, Miller was content with the outing. More than anything, he was happy to consistently find the strike zone and see reactions from hitters in a game setting as he prepared to join Team USA for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. "I felt like I was throwing strikes. That's more than you can hope for at this point," the lefty told reporters after the game. "We just want to see how our stuff plays against live batters. We know they're behind. They haven't seen live pitching. It's a process for everybody. The biggest thing for me is to go out there, make adjustments and get the ball over the plate the majority of the time." Indians' pitching coach Mickey Callaway noted that Miller is scheduled to appear in four Cactus League games before departing for the Classic.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
1 month ago

Miller will return to a set-up man role this season as Cody Allen remains the closer, Chris Assenheimer of The Chronicle-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Miller served well in a setup role last season as part of a deadly combination with Allen. Acquired from the Yankees at the trade deadline, the tall left-hander posted a 1.55 ERA and a 0.55 WHIP over 26 games, helping Cleveland capture the AL pennant. Miller's numbers will obviously make him a top reliever in some formats, but it's unlikely he will be able to rack up saves on a consistent basis.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
1 month ago

Miller feels ready and fully-equipped to balance the World Baseball Classic with preparing for the MLB regular season, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After an early-morning throwing session Tuesday, Miller emphasized that the MLB season is what's most important. He's consulted the Indians' training staff on how to handle the WBC after throwing a career-high 93.2 innings in 2016. According to his pitching coach Mickey Callaway, the most important element to the southpaw's participation in the tournament will be to monitor his pitch usage. Callaway noted that Miller has typically thrown a high volume of fastballs in the early stages of spring training, whereas the 31-year-old's slider is his dominant pitch in the regular season. The pitching coach plans to keep in contact with Team USA during the WBC to keep tabs on Miller's pitch usage.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
2 months ago

Miller plans to pitch for Team USA in each round of the World Baseball Classic, MLB Network Radio reports.

EDGE Analysis

Miller has made it clear, despite a heavy workload last year, that he'll go full-throttle for Team USA and his first big-league manager, Jim Leyland, in the upcoming WBC. Any team would be concerned if a high-priced asset like Miller left the team during spring training to play for another organization. The big lefty who played a critical role in the team's 2016 AL Championship will now have to ramp up his preseason routine a bit early, and lock in for a potential 10-month stretch of pitching. It's fair to assume a veteran like Miller will handle the situation with care, but if he's used often during the WBC, then he may be on an innings-limit early in the 2017 MLB season.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
5 months ago

If Miller pitches in Game 2, it will likely be for "an inning, max," according to manager Terry Francona, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 46 pitches he threw in Game 1 were the most he has ever throw in a relief appearance, so it's not surprising that the Indians will dial back his usage in Game 2. However, with the off day Thursday, Miller should be available for heavy usage once again in Game 3.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
6 months ago

Miller threw 1.2 innings of relief against the Tigers on Monday, earning his 10th win of the season as the Indians clinched the division with a 7-4 win.

EDGE Analysis

Miller is now an astonishing 10-1 on the season despite making no starts for the Yankees or Indians. He is 3-for-3 in saves since joining the Indians in August, but teammate Cody Allen has seen all the save opportunities in September. Miller holds a 0.56 WHIP since joining the club, and has struck out batters at a 14.2 K/9.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
6 months 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
6 months 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
7 months 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.