Latest Update Cardinals still weighing their rotation options for Wednesday Mon Jul, 21, 08:33 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.
Although it may make sense to start Miller on Wednesday, the Cardinals are still deciding if they want to use their young hurler in that contest. Miller has been a major disappointment up to this point, owning a 7-8 record with a 4.25 ERA and 1.48 WHIP through 19 starts and has since been moved to the bullpen. If the Cardinals do not decide to use Miller on Wednesday, expect to see Tyler Lyons on the mound.Analyst: Matthew Beck
Miller heads to the bullpen in part because the Cardinals don't need a fifth starter for a little while and in part because he posted a very mediocre 4.29 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 73:54 K:BB over 109 innings in the first half. How long he stays in the pen is anyone's guess, but the Cardinals really don't have much in options that are considered better. Stay tuned.Analyst: Howard Bender
Once again Miller was unable to have full control of his command on Thursday, as he now sits with 54 walks through his first 109.0 innings pitched. This certainly hasn't been the start Miller or the Cardinals were expecting out of their former top pitching prospect (7-8 with a 4.29 ERA and 1.47 WHIP), but there is still plenty of time for him to turn things around as we head into the All-Star break. However, Miller was removed in the fifth inning of Thursday's game due to an undisclosed injury, so fantasy owners will want to keep their fingers crossed until the Cardinals update us on his status. He should be considered day-to-day for the time being.Analyst: Matthew Beck
Miller continues to be a frustrating fantasy own as he remains winless in his last five starts (0-2) and his K-rate has dropped from 8.78 K/9 last year down to 6.39 this season. Miller's next start will be at home on Thursday against the Pirates.Analyst: Michael Pichan