|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||580.00||15.00||.274||49.00||84.00||10.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Miami||5||0||0|| .000|| .000|| .000|
|vs Wilson (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs LHP||24||6||2|| .333|| .542|| .250|
|Last 10 Games|
|Brad Miller smacks home run Friday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/12/14) Mariners shortstop Brad Miller went 2 for 5 with a solo home run in his team's 6-4 win over the A's Friday.
Miller shook off an 0-for-8 performance in his previous two games to hit his third home run of the season Friday. He opened the season with a nice 5-for-15, two-homer performance in a series against the Angels, but he's struggled at the plate since, hitting .220/.238/.488 with a 14:1 K:BB ratio in 41 at-bats this season.
|Brad Miller goes yard twice in win Tuesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/2/14) Mariners shortstop Brad Miller went 2 for 5 with two home runs and three RBI in his team's 8-3 win over the Angels Tuesday.
Miller has 10 career home runs in 316 at-bats, but he incredibly has managed to post four multihit games in his career. He's looking to improve on a .265/.318/.418 line in his rookie season. Tuesday's big line was a great start.
|Brad Miller set to start at short for Seattle |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(3/28/14) What was assumed is now official: Brad Miller is the starting shortstop for the Mariners. Lloyd McClendon has also announced the Nick Franklin has been demoted to Triple-A Tacoma.
Miller thoroughly outplayed Franklin in the spring competition. Miller batted .439 with 17 runs, four home runs and 12 RBI in exhibition play to run away with the position.
"Brad separated himself," McClendon told MLB.com. "I'd be a fool not to recognize that. Brad won the job. Nick didn't lose it."
|Get excited about Brad Miller |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(3/27/14) Manager Lloyd McClendon has done his best not to tip his hand on the Mariners' shortstop situation, but that hasn't stopped me from falling more in love with Brad Miller this spring.
I chronicle the whole thing in my Sleepers 2.0 column, using words like "tingly," "sizzling" and "stud." It's actually kind of embarrassing.
I feel I owe it to him after leaving him out of the initial column because of his so-called competition with Nick Franklin. He was clearly the front-runner coming into spring training given the way the two performed as rookies last year and the fact he actually has the range to play the position. If a .439 batting average and 14 extra-base hits in 57 at-bats hasn't locked it up for him, the Mariners are just trying to lose.
I'm thinking they haven't declared a winner yet because they want to keep Nick Franklin's trade value high. Plenty of teams have needs up the middle, and he's too good for the minors or the bench.
But he's no Miller, who I'd consider a near lock for a .300 batting average this year, with possibly as many as 20 home runs.
|Mariners manager not ready to name starting shortstop |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(3/20/14) Brad Miller has performing much better offensively (.447/1.000/1.512) this spring than Nick Franklin (.235/.412/.745), and it would seem he is running away with the starting shortstop job for the Mariners. However, manager Lloyd McClendon considers it a closer race than you would think.
"I think they’ve both played well to this point," McClendon said, per The Seattle Times. "I will reserve my thoughts on that for a little while longer. But they’ve both done a nice job. I’ve been pleased. As far as separation, I don’t think they’ve really separated themselves. I evaluate things a little different than how you guys evaluate them. I don’t particularly evaluate on given performance on any day. I see good things from both of them."
Start and sit hitters for Week 4
A few players potentially returning from injury along with a top prospect getting the call might make your lineup setting a challenge in Week 4. Our Scott White is here to help.
Rangers rally past M's in ninth to spoil King Felix gem
Leonys Martin had a game-winning RBI single in the ninth inning as the Texas Rangers scored two unearned runs in a two-out rally against Fernando Rodney , beating the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Wednesday night in a game that started as a battle of aces.
Mariners recall Nick Franklin, who could see time in outfield
CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports that Nick Franklin could see some time in the outfield after the Mariners recalled him on Wednesday.
Fielder snaps power drought as Rangers blank Mariners
Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoff hit back-to-back homers, Robbie Ross limited Seattle to five singles in seven-plus innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 5-0 Tuesday night.
Mariners add run on replay reversal, beat Rangers
Mike Zunino hit a home run an inning before adding an RBI single in Seattle's strange six-run outburst that included three Texas Rangers errors and a replay reversal that gave the Mariners a run in their 7-1 victory Monday night.
|Though Brad Miller lacks the pedigree of a top prospect, he showed in his first half-season in the majors that he can be a plus contributor at a weak position, performing at about a 15-homer, 10-steal pace. Some Fantasy owners were already hot on his trail because of his performance in the minors, where he hit .334 with a .925 OPS in parts of three seasons. Of course, that included stops in the heavy-hitting California and Pacific Coast leagues, which no doubt hurt him in the prospect rankings, but to be fair, he was awesome at every stop. Will he be at this final one? Well, from the time he arrived June 28 to the end of the season, he was the 10th-best shortstop in Head-to-Head leagues and the eighth-best in Rotisserie, so he doesn't necessarily need to be awesome to pull his weight in Fantasy. Miller still has something to prove -- keep in mind Dustin Ackley, with his superior pedigree, had an impressive first season as well -- so you wouldn't want to completely sell out for his potential. But provided he holds off Nick Franklin this spring, maybe he edges out players like Jed Lowrie and J.J. Hardy because of the possibility for improvement.
(Updated 12/30/13) |
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