Latest Update Shelby Miller posts decent outing against Cubs Sat Jul, 26, 07:32 PM
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.
If Miller continues to pitch well, he'll likely earn himself a secure role int he Cardinals' rotation. While only three strikeouts aren't great, it was very nice to see Miller walk none, as control has been his biggest issue this season, walking 55 in 110 innings. If he can stop walking guys, Miller can be a solid pitcher for the Cardinals, as he offers great upside.Analyst: Ben Diamond
Well now that was a quick banishment to the pen. With the Cardinals realizing that they've totally blown it with Carlos Martinez, they will swap the two pitchers out and Miller draws the start this weekend. How effective he'll be should be interesting as he struggled mightily before being sent to the pen. Let's see if it was a wake-up call before we start endorsing him.Analyst: Howard Bender
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