Latest Update Shelby Miller roughed up by Padres Sun Aug, 17, 06:31 AM
Owns tremendous strikeout ability and a very good frame for a pitcher. Generally throws strikes, too. When he's on his game, he can be positively dominant on the hill.
Flaws: : Can be a tad excitable, so he needs to continue to refine and harness his pitching weaponry. Also, he can be hurt by the long ball, as well as the big inning.
Miller's struggles continue and what's worse than your control totally going out the window as well? Six walks issued in this outing gives little hope for a positive fantasy performance. He's going to need to rein in that command if he's going to continue pitching out of the rotation, otherwise he'll get bumped at playoff time just like last season. Miller owns a 4.25 ERA and 95:64 K:BB ratio in 139.2 innings and faces the Phillies next.Analyst: Howard Bender
It's been a rocky season for Miller -- to put it mildly. After a promising rookie season, he's become more of a liability than an asset to he Cardinals rotation. The poor start elevated his ERA from 3.99 to 4.17. He's showed some promise of late, walking fewer batters specifically, but the main source of his troubles have been with the long ball. He allowed two home runs Monday, and, for the season, he's allowing 1.14 HR/9. That's sixth worst among qualified starters in the NL.Analyst: Spencer Silva
In his three starts since receiving extra rest at the All-Star Break Miller owns a 2.47 ERA with 12 strikeouts to just one walk while going beyond the sixth inning in each of them. Before you get too excited though consider he has faced the last place team in NL Central in the Cubs, one of the worst offensive teams in the Padres in another, and the last place team in the AL East on Wednesday. Things will not be as favorable in his next start on Monday as he will be facing a Marlins team at home, but should he pitch well then it would be time to consider buying back in on Miller Time, regardless if you are one of those craft beer elitists.Analyst: Michael Pichan
Don't get too excited, Shelby owners. The Padres eviscerated lineup (adios Headley! adios Denorfia!) is easily the worst in baseball, and the only two major league hitters on the roster took him deep (Gyorko -- heating up! -- and Will Venable). However, with the departure of Joe Kelly via trade, demotion of Carlos Martinez to the pen, and mysterious injury to Michael Wacha it appears Miller will keep his rotation slot. He's lucky to have the 4.20 ERA he currently owns given his nearly equal strikeout (5.91 K/9) and walk (4.28 BB/9) rates.Analyst: Spencer Silva