Wade Miley
SP FA
2 weeks ago

Miley will head to free agency after the Orioles elected to decline his $12 million club option for the 2018 season, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Miley will receive a $500,000 buyout from the team, and will look to start fresh with a new organization after spending the last year and a half with Baltimore. During the past season, the soon-to-be 29-year-old posted a career-worst 5.61 ERA and 1.73 WHIP during 32 starts. Although he seemed to be finding his form during August, Miley wound up allowing 16 earned runs in his last 8.2 innings as an Oriole.

Wade Miley
SP FA
2 months ago

Miley (8-15) allowed four runs on five hits and five walks with six strikeouts over four innings to take the loss Friday to the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Miley's season ends with five straight losses, including four starts of at least four runs allowed. His final ERA sits at 5.61 over 159.1 innings and a brutal 141:93 K:BB. This is his second straight season with an ERA over 5.00, and he hasn't posted an ERA under 4.00 since 2013 with Arizona.

Wade Miley
SP FA
2 months ago

Miley expressed interest in returning to Baltimore next season, but the club has yet to offer encouraging remarks when asked if it will pick up the pitcher's $12 million team option for 2018, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's hard to believe that the O's would even think about paying Miley $12 million after the season he's had. According to FanGraphs, the southpaw has tossed a league-worst 35 percent of his pitches for strikes, and only 41 percent of those have elicited swings (which is also worst in the league). "We're going to need to improve our starting pitching in 2018," said VP of baseball operations Dan Duquette. "Obviously, we're disappointed with our staff this year. There's time for that." Miley stringed together a few good runs in 2017, but overall it was a disastrous campaign that will likely have him looking for a new team this winter.

Wade Miley
SP FA
2 months ago

Miley (8-14) was tagged for six runs on four hits -- including two homers -- and four walks over 4.1 innings in a 9-0 loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

This marks his second straight six-run outing, but at least he lasted four full innings longer than his last start, in which he recorded just a single out. Once upon a time, Miley was a promising starter, but he's putting the finishing touches on his second straight season with an ERA over 5.00, and his 1.70 WHIP is the second-worst mark among MLB pitchers who've thrown at least 100 innings.

Wade Miley
SP FA
2 months ago

Miley (8-13) allowed six runs on six hits and recorded just a single out during Thursday's loss to the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Miley appeared to be turning a corner with just 16 earned runs allowed through his previous eight games, but Thursday's outing was a stern reminder that the lefty should continue to be viewed as a risky fantasy asset. Miley sports a discouraging 5.32 ERA and 1.70 WHIP entering his next projected start against the Red Sox at Camden Yards.

Wade Miley
SP FA
2 months ago

Miley (8-12) allowed four runs on six hits and three walks a striking out four over 5.2 innings to take the loss Friday against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

Miley gave up a three-run homer in the first inning, before settling down and not allowing his final run of the evening until the sixth inning, but in a game in which the Orioles bats fell silent, he had no chance to post a victory. This was the first time in four starts that he allowed more than two runs in an outing, and despite the loss, he's been a solid fantasy option down the stretch. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Yankees.

Wade Miley
SP FA
2 months ago

Miley will start Friday against the Indians, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

He is the only probable the O's are listing for this weekend, which could signal a return to a five-man rotation in Baltimore. Miley has allowed three earned runs or fewer in each of his last seven starts with a 37:19 K:BB in that span (38.2 innings).

Wade Miley
SP FA
3 months ago

Miley (8-11) was tagged with the loss Saturday against the Blue Jays after allowing two runs on four hits and two walks in six innings of work. He also struck out six.

EDGE Analysis

The southpaw was humming along before giving up a solo home run to Kevin Pillar in the fifth, but he wound up producing a solid outing despite landing in the loss column. Since the start of August, Miley has been one of the better starters for the O's, producing a 2.67 ERA and 32 strikeouts in six starts. He'll look to continue this good stretch of starts when he takes the hill Saturday in Cleveland.

Wade Miley
SP FA
3 months ago

Miley (8-10) gave up one run on seven hits and three walks over five innings in Sunday's victory over the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Although the Red Sox were able to get plenty of baserunners with Miley on the mound, they were only able to get one across the plate as Miley picked up his second straight win. Miley's pitch count ran high (101) and there wasn't much control, as just 59 of his pitches were strikes. However, Miley was still able to keep the opposition from scoring as Sunday marked the fifth time that he's allowed two runs or fewer over his last six outings. He'll look to carry his momentum into his next scheduled start, which figures to come Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Wade Miley
SP FA
3 months ago

Miley (7-10) allowed two runs on five hits and four walks across six innings to earn the win Monday against the Athletics. He struck out six.

EDGE Analysis

Miley allowed a run as three consecutive men reached in the third inning, but he cruised through the next few frames and was only scored upon via a solo home run. He threw just 53 percent of his pitches for strikes, but eight groundball outs and some timely put-aways propelled him to a quality start. Miley has now allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts and will look to keep up his solid form next Monday against the Mariners.