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40 Shelby Miller SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/195 | Birthdate: 10/10/1990 | Birthplace: Houston, TX | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: St. Louis | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Salary: $490,000 | Owned/Started%: 69/34 | Average Draft Position: 99.39
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Shelby Miller settles for no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Cardinals starting pitcher Shelby Miller was unable to factor into the decision Saturday afternoon against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. The right-hander permitted two runs on three hits and no walks while striking out three over 5 2/3 innings of a 6-3 victory.

Miller has not won a decision since June 7 against Toronto. He owns a 4.20 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP over 115 2/3 innings of work. He will look to get back to his winning ways Thursday in San Diego.

Why would now be different for Shelby Miller?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/23/2014) The reports of Shelby Miller moving back to the Cardinals rotation have Fantasy owners taking another look at the 23-year-old right-hander. Don't even try to deny it. We keep track of these things.

During his time out of the rotation, he made one relief appearance, and it was shaky. He allowed two hits and one walk in a scoreless inning of work.

Same old Miller? That's the impression I got.

If he's been working on anything in the 13 days since his last start, he hasn't shown it in a game yet. The only reason the Cardinals gave for his banishment to the bullpen was a need for extra rest, so I'm not expecting to see anything different from Miller. And considering he wasn't any good at the start of the season, when he was as rested as he could possibly be, I don't expect the results to change either.

Someone somewhere down the line is going to get through to Miller someday, but I'll opt for Jacob deGrom, Rubby De La Rosa, Danny Duffy or Wade Miley off the waiver wire instead. The signs of progress are much clearer for them.


Shelby Miller set to rejoin rotation Saturday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Cardinals starting pitcher Shelby Miller is returning to the rotation Saturday against the Cubs, according to MLB.com. Miller made one relief appearance, allowing two hits and one walk over a scoreless innings Sunday against the Dodgers.

Cardinals considering Shelby Miller for Saturday start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) The Cardinals are considering Shelby Miller for a start Saturday, according to MLB.com.

Miller has been used out of the bullpen recently, but the move could be temporary. The team will consider Miller for a start Saturday against the Cubs. The team is trying to figure out whether they want to start Carlos Martinez on five days' rest, or give Miller the start. Miller has a 4.25 ERA over 110 innings.


Cardinals still weighing their rotation options for Wednesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) The Cardinals have yet to reveal their for Wednesday, and although MLB.com suggested that Shelby Miller could make the start, the right-hander made a relief appearance against the Dodgers Sunday night.

Miller issued one walk and allowed two hits in a scoreless inning of work, and is now unlikely to start with only two days of rest.

Lance Lynn remains another option, considering he would be on normal rest. Lynn started the first game after the All-Star break. He is 11-6 with a 3.13 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 20 starts (120 2/3 innings).


Shelby Miller moving to the bullpen...for now


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller will move to the bullpen for now, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

It's unclear how long Miller will pitch out of the pen. He could return to the rotation Wednesday, but that's not certain at this time. Manager Mike Matheny indicated that the move is being made in order to give Miller extra rest. 

Over 109 innings, Miller has a 4.29 ERA. 


Shelby Miller struggles with control Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller had a rough start Thursday against the Pirates.

Miller allowed four runs on five hits over five innings. He had issues with his command, walking four hitters. He struck out just one during the outing. After Russell Martin notched a run against Miller in the first, he seemed to settle in for a few innings. In the fifth, however, he ran into trouble. Miller walked two hitters early, and wouldn’t get out of the inning unscathed. With two outs, Andrew McCutchen singled in a run and Neil Walker doubled home two runs. Miller issued another walk before finally getting out of the inning. He threw 92 pitches during the start. 

The loss dropped Miller to 7-8 on the year. His next start is undetermined at this point due to the upcoming All-Star Game. 


Shelby Miller gives up three runs in no-decision Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller wasn't a factor in the decision Saturday, surrendering three earned runs on nine hits and one walk in 5 1/3 innings while striking out two in his team's 6-5 loss to the Marlins.

Miller hasn't managed a win in any of his last five starts but came close Saturday, when he gave up a run in the first inning but watched his offense deliver him a 5-1 lead by the fourth. He was charged two more runs on a sixth-inning home run surrendered by the bullpen, and the bullpen cost him the win when the Marlins took the lead in the ninth. Miller owns a 4.15 ERA and 72:50 K:BB ratio in 104 innings. He's scheduled to square off with the Pirates Thursday.


Shelby Miller surrenders six runs in loss vs. Dodgers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller struggled in a loss Sunday, giving up six earned runs on seven hits and three walks in five innings while striking out four in his team's 6-0 defeat against the Dodgers.

Miller (7-7) put together three scoreless innings before the Dodgers scored two in the fourth. After they added another in the fifth, the Cardinals starter surrendered a three-run home run later in the fifth, putting the final nail in the coffin of the ugly performance. He owns a 4.10 ERA and 70:49 K:BB ratio in 98 2/3 innings. Miller is in line to face the Marlins Saturday.


Shelby Miller set to make start Sunday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller will make his start Sunday against the Dodgers, after leaving his last outing with a back injury, MLB.com reports.

Miller will take the mound as scheduled, however the team is expected to recall a pitcher up to possibly piggyback Miller, if he can't pitch too deep into the game. 


Cardinals still waiting to confirm Shelby Miller for Sunday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) The Cardinals are cautiously optimistic that Shelby Miller will be able to return to the mound Sunday against the Dodgers, but a final decision will likely wait until Saturday.

Miller tossed a bullpen session Friday in Los Angeles, and did not report any issues with the back injury that forced him out of his last outing. Still, the injury is not completely gone, which is why manager Mike Matheny told MLB.com he will wait to see how Miller responds Saturday before confirming him for the start Sunday.

"We've been very optimistic as to how he's progressing, but we'll continue to watch," Matheny said. "We're going to need him to feel pretty good in order to move in the direction that we're going to be able to have him start. We'll just see what he says, see how that's interpreted by the medical team, and then make a decision."


Enough is enough with Shelby Miller


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/25/2014) I've held out as long as I could knowing the upside and the weight of my investment, but enough is enough: Shelby Miller no longer has a place on my mixed-league rosters.

I thought he was making progress. I thought he had tweaked his arsenal enough that the improved control we saw during a five-start stretch from May 17 to June 7, culminating in a complete-game shutout at Toronto, would bring him back to his former dominance, short-lived as it was.

But in three starts since, he has issued 12 walks over 16 innings, striking out just 13.

Granted, the last one -- which was also the worst -- came at Colorado, and pitchers usually get a pass there, but five walks in 2 2/3 innings is unacceptable regardless of the environment. And it only validated the concerns I had about his previous two starts.

As always for posts like this one, I feel the need to clarify that giving up on Miller now isn't the same as giving up on him forever. He's still young and talented and blah, blah, blah. But with this latest start, I think we've finally reached the point where if you drop Miller, you either won't miss him or you'll have another shot at him later. If the point of a bench spot is to protect what you fear losing to someone else, he's undeserving of one.


Shelby Miller expected to make next start


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller exited Tuesday's game in the third inning due to back tightness, but manager Mike Matheny feels he should be available for his next scheduled start, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Miller suffered from back spasms in the third inning, and while the news from Matheny is encouraging, the team will know more about his status after a few days of rest. Miller owns a 3.75 ERA and 66:46 K:BB ratio in 93 2/3 innings going into Sunday's expected start.


Shelby Miller exits in third inning with back tightness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller has been diagnosed with back tightness after exiting in the third inning of Tuesday's game against the Rockies, the team announced.

Miller gave up three earned runs on six hits and five walks in 2 2/3 innings while striking out two. All three of the runs he allowed came in the first inning. Miller owns a 3.75 ERA and 66:46 K:BB ratio in 93 2/3 innings. His status for Sunday's scheduled start against the Dodgers is up in the air.


Shelby Miller not at his best in loss to Phillies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller was not at his best Thursday night against the Phillies, dropping to 7-6 on the year. The right-hander permitted four runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out four over 6 2/3 innings of a 4-1 defeat.

Over his last three starts covering 22 1/3 innings, Miller has allowed only five earned runs. He owns a 3.56 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP through 15 starts (91 innings). He will make his next start Tuesday at Colorado.

Shelby Miller strikes out seven in no-decision Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller didn't factor into Saturday's decision after surrendering one earned run on four hits and four walks in 6 2/3 innings while striking out seven in his team's 4-1 win over the Nationals.

Miller gave up a run on a double in the top of the first inning but was able to strand a runner on third base to end the first frame. He pitched well up to the seventh, when he walked back-to-back batters with two outs to load the bases before being removed for a reliever, who ended the potential rally. Miller owns a 3.42 ERA and 60:38 K:BB ratio in 84 1/3 innings after back-to-back quality starts. He'll face the Phillies Thursday.


Some positive signs for Shelby Miller


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/9/2014) While Shelby Miller's complete game shutout Saturday at Toronto was just his second quality start in his last five, it was the fifth in five in which he was generally in the strike zone. He has issued seven walks during that stretch after issuing 27 in his first eight starts.

The improved control has for the most part coincided with a change in arsenal. About one-third of the way through last season -- which is basically when things went sour for him -- he stopped throwing his curveball so much and eventually added a cutter to his repertoire.

Five starts ago, he began featuring his curveball more. His control improved, and he no longer seemed like a lost cause. In Saturday's start, he didn't feature his curveball as much, but his pitch selection was still vastly different from earlier this season, which shows flexibility. That's a big deal for pitcher who has repeatedly gotten in trouble for shaking off the catcher too much in the past.

If nothing else, it's a change for Miller, and a change that yields results is probably a change for the better. Nobody questions his talent, so coming off his best start of the year, he probably needs to be owned in all Fantasy leagues.


Shelby Miller tosses complete game shutout Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Cardinals starter Shelby Miller was brilliant against the Blue Jays Saturday.

Miller was exceptional during the start, allowing just three hits over nine innings of work. Though he's had his issues with walks this year, Miller allowed just one batter to reach via the free pass. Miller struck out five Blue Jays during the outing. The win brought him to 7-5 on the year.

The game couldn't have come at a better time for Miller. The Blue Jays have been one of the best offenses in the league this season. He was also coming off a stretch where he allowed 15earned runs over his last three starts. Miller will attempt to carry over the strong start when he takes on the Nationals this week. 


Shelby Miller gives up three runs in loss vs. Royals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller was saddled with a loss Monday after giving up three earned runs on seven hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out two in his team's 6-0 defeat against the Royals.

Miller (6-5) has now dropped three straight starts, though this was his first quality start during the losing streak. He managed to blank the Royals through six innings before giving up all three runs in the seventh, one on a home run and two on a double. Miler owns a 3.93 ERA and 48:33 K:BB ratio in 68 2/3 innings. He'll face the Blue Jays Saturday.


Shelby Miller throws us a curveball


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/29/2014) Against the Yankees Wednesday, Shelby Miller stunk again, allowing seven runs on nine hits with two walks and only one strikeout in five innings. Same old, same old, right?

Except his comments after the game revealed something new:

"I gave up some big hits on curveballs, two of them were first-pitch," Miller said. "I don't know if I was tipping it or not."

Let's ignore for a minute the possibility of him tipping his pitches. What encourages me is the use of his curveball.

It's a pitch that helped distinguish Miller as a prospect coming up through the minors and a pitch he threw about a quarter of the time in his first 15 starts last year, when he had a 2.35 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings. But perhaps because the 15th of those starts wasn't his best, he's shied away from it since, resulting in a 3.90 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings in 27 starts.

He's gotten back to throwing it close to 20 percent of the time in his last three starts, which had resulted in improved strikeout and walk rates until this latest start.

Maybe he's on the right track and we just don't know it because he is, in fact, tipping his pitches. Given his upside, he's worth stashing for a start or two more just to be sure.


Shelby Miller not very good after first time through lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Aside from the high walk rate, Cardinals starting pitcher Shelby Miller's problem seems to be hitters are doing a good job with in-game adjustments against the right-handed hurler.

Opponents are batting .161 in their first plate appearance against Miller, but that number jumps significantly to .358 with a .448 on-base percentage, .667 slugging percentage and 1.115 OPS in their second plate appearance.

Miller also seems to struggle in the third and fourth inning. In the third inning, batters have a slash line of .341/.473/.545/1.018 against Miller, while posting a .362/.392/.723/1.116 slash line in the fourth inning.

It also seems Miller is at his best when he gets extra rest. He is 3-2 with a 4.09 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in six starts on four days rest, as opposed to 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA and 1.16 WHIP with five days rest.

For as disappointing Miller has been compared to what was expected, he hasn't been totally useless in Fantasy. From Week 3 through Week 7, he averaged 24.6 Fantasy points. Though, through the other four scoring periods, including Week 9, he's totaled minus-2 Fantasy points.

I can see Fantasy owners benching Miller during a one-start week for a two-start pitcher or a one-start pitcher with a more favorable matchup. But by no means am I giving up on Miller. He clearly has the potential to turn it around.


Shelby Miller rocked for seven runs in loss Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller was hammered in a loss Wednesday, giving up seven earned runs on nine hits and two walks in five innings while striking out one in his team's 7-4 loss to the Yankees.

Miller (6-4) has now recorded back-to-back losses after a quality stretch in which he went 6-0 in seven starts. He wasn't hit hard Wednesday, as eight of the nine hits he surrendered were singles, but the Yankees were able to score four runs in the third inning and three more in the fourth.

Miller owns a 3.94 ERA and 46:32 K:BB ratio in 61 2/3 innings. He's on track to face the Royals Monday.


Shelby Miller's winning streak ends vs. Reds


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2014) Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller's winning streak came to an end Friday, in a 5-3 loss to the Reds.

Miller, who had not lost in seven starts dating back to his second outing of the season, fell in his second-worst start of the season. He allowed four runs on five hits and one walk in five innings of work, while striking out five batters on 80 pitches.

This was just the second time all season Miller allowed more than three earned runs, and he lost the previous outing as well. He is 6-3 with a 3.18 ERA in 10 starts heading into his next one, set for Wednesday against the Yankees.  


Shelby Miller stays dominant in win over Atlanta


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Cardinals starter Shelby Miller dominated the Braves on Saturday, scattering one unearned run on five hits in seven innings, improving to 6-2 on the year.

Miller struck out seven and walked two in 101 pitches, 72 for strikes. His ERA now stands at 2.79 through his first nine starts. Over his last three starts covering 17 1/3 innings, Miller has allowed only four earned runs.

Following a 4-1 home victory, Miller will make his next start Friday in Cincinnati. He allowed trhee runs in six innings in a loss to the Reds on April 9, his previous meeting against Cincinnati.

Cardinals establish rotation plans following rainout


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) With Wednesday's game against the Cubs rained out, the Cardinals are able to push everyone in the rotation back one day.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that will push Jaime Garcia into the rotation in Sunday's spot against the Braves, assuming he gets through his side session Thursday without issue. Michael Wacha will pitch Thursday, followed by Lance Lynn Friday, Shelby Miller Saturday, Garcia Sunday and Adam Wainwright Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.