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Brad Miller 2013 Outlook


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#1 tucker26

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:57 PM

The Mariners will call up shortstop prospect Brad Miller prior to Friday's game, according to the Tacoma News Tribune's Ryan Divish.
The Mariners wouldn't call up the 23-year-old Miller to sit, so expect him to take over at shortstop, with Brendan Ryan fading into a utility role. It'll be a big defensive downgrade for a team that already struggles there. Miller, though, has been tearing it up in Triple-A, hitting .350/.424/.570 with five homers in 25 games. He'll be worth picking up in AL-only leagues.

- Per RW blurb

Edited by tucker26, 27 June 2013 - 11:58 PM.

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#2 Bodhizefa

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:59 PM

He just got the call!

All Miller does is rake, yet he gets little attention in fantasy circles because the prospect ranking powers that be never seem high on him. Well, once he comes up to Seattle and starts raking there, too, it will be difficult to turn a blind eye. Miller is going to be a good hitter, and that's aces for fantasy owners where offense is all we really care about. If his defense ends up being so bad that he's moved to the outfield, then it's another story, but Seattle is going to give Miller every chance to take over the shortstop position.

Thank goodness the prospect analysts haven't given this guy much press because it allows the smart owners to get him cheaply.
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#3 Mexi1024

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:59 PM

Like Zunino, this is a desperation move by a GM that is about ready to be canned. Only 25 games in AAA? Highly doubt he has any fantasy value this year.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:05 AM

I think in for teams struggling at middle infield in really deep leagues, he may be worth a look. He was tearing it up in the minors, and while there's no guarantee that will translate to the big leagues yet, if you middle infield is weak he may not be a terrible flier.

10-team H2H Points PPR - A Graham For Josh Gordon

QB - Ryan

RB - Lacy, Ellington

WR - Brown, Evans

TE - Graham

FLEX - Gordon

D/ST & K - stream

BENCH - Vereen, Baldwin, DRobinson, TWilliams, LaFell, RGIII

 

12-team H2H points non-ppr - An Absolutely Pittaful Team

QB - Wilson

RB - Lacy, Miller

WR - Cobb, Gordon

TE - Kelce

FLEX - Baldwin

D/ST & K - stream

BENCH - Bell, Sankey, K-Allen, Hillman, Sanu, Stewart, Blue


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:08 AM

His MILB numbers look amazing for a SS. Am I missing something? Lacks tools maybe? Looks like he's definitely worth a shot.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:10 AM

just checked out his minor league stats and they look pretty unreal..i'll definitely be picking him up..he's not even in the Yahoo player pool yet, though.
12 Team H2H League

C - Salvador Perez
1B - Victor Martinez
2B - Daniel Murphy
3B - Pablo Sandoval
SS - Ian Desmond
OF - Mike Trout / Yasiel Puig / Hunter Pence / Alex Gordon
Util - Adrian Gonzalez / Corey Dickerson
BN - Christian Yelich, AJ Pollock, Ryan Zimmerman


SP - Chris Sale / Gio Gonzalez / Mat Latos / Jered Weaver / Kyle Lohse / Hiroki Kuroda / Ian Kennedy / Mike Leake
RP - Dellin Betances / Joaquin Benoit / Pat Neshek

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:16 AM

All Miller does is rake, yet he gets little attention in fantasy circles because the prospect ranking powers that be never seem high on him. Well, once he comes up to Seattle and starts raking there, too, it will be difficult to turn a blind eye. Miller is going to be a good hitter, and that's aces for fantasy owners where offense is all we really care about. If his defense ends up being so bad that he's moved to the outfield, then it's another story, but Seattle is going to give Miller every chance to take over the shortstop position.

Thank goodness the prospect analysts haven't given this guy much press because it allows the smart owners to get him cheaply.
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#8 tucker26

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:18 AM

Yeah, speculative. Been hearing good things about Miller.

Looking forward to see what these SEA fans have to say...

His numbers and career path look semi-similar to Tulo's at call up.
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#9 Bodhizefa

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:18 AM

Like Zunino, this is a desperation move by a GM that is about ready to be canned. Only 25 games in AAA? Highly doubt he has any fantasy value this year.


This is very unlike Zunino actually. Miller is ready offensively (completely unlike the young catching prospect) and deserved this call. He's going to be a butcher defensively at first, but he's got the tools to handle it longterm if he works his butt off.
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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:23 AM

is this guy terrible defensively or something? saw a tweet that says "bad news for Mariners pitching staff" hah.

Edited by bturn10, 28 June 2013 - 12:23 AM.

12 Team H2H League

C - Salvador Perez
1B - Victor Martinez
2B - Daniel Murphy
3B - Pablo Sandoval
SS - Ian Desmond
OF - Mike Trout / Yasiel Puig / Hunter Pence / Alex Gordon
Util - Adrian Gonzalez / Corey Dickerson
BN - Christian Yelich, AJ Pollock, Ryan Zimmerman


SP - Chris Sale / Gio Gonzalez / Mat Latos / Jered Weaver / Kyle Lohse / Hiroki Kuroda / Ian Kennedy / Mike Leake
RP - Dellin Betances / Joaquin Benoit / Pat Neshek

#11 Bodhizefa

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:24 AM

His MILB numbers look amazing for a SS. Am I missing something? Lacks tools maybe? Looks like he's definitely worth a shot.


He's the best prospect you've never heard of. There's no reason not to invest as he profiles as a good hitter at a tough position. His defense may eventually be bad enough to move him off the position, but I surely don't care about that as a fantasy owner in the here and now.
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#12 Bodhizefa

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:29 AM

is this guy terrible defensively or something? saw a tweet that says "bad news for Mariners pitching staff" hah.


He's pretty bad, yeah. He allegedly makes a ton of errors on easy plays but nails the tough ones. So he's got the toolset to eventually handle things at short, but he's still pretty far from putting it all together. And some think he may never do so.

Miller's a good hitter, though. And I'm greatly looking forward to seeing what he can do with the bat.
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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:32 AM

http://prospectinsid...hultzen-returns

good read on him.

How long does it take for Yahoo to add a player to their pool, typically? Anyone know? I have the 2nd waiver and will probably use it on him since I have Rollins at SS (pissin me off)
12 Team H2H League

C - Salvador Perez
1B - Victor Martinez
2B - Daniel Murphy
3B - Pablo Sandoval
SS - Ian Desmond
OF - Mike Trout / Yasiel Puig / Hunter Pence / Alex Gordon
Util - Adrian Gonzalez / Corey Dickerson
BN - Christian Yelich, AJ Pollock, Ryan Zimmerman


SP - Chris Sale / Gio Gonzalez / Mat Latos / Jered Weaver / Kyle Lohse / Hiroki Kuroda / Ian Kennedy / Mike Leake
RP - Dellin Betances / Joaquin Benoit / Pat Neshek

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:35 AM

http://prospectinsid...hultzen-returns

good read on him.

How long does it take for Yahoo to add a player to their pool, typically? Anyone know? I have the 2nd waiver and will probably use it on him since I have Rollins at SS (pissin me off)


They used to do it after the first game played. Occasionally they'll add someone after the call up announcement, but I wouldn't bet on it.
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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:39 AM

Jason Churchill just noted on Twitter that while Miller was the 62nd person drafted in 2011, he is the 6th to make it to the big leagues. Nice.
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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:47 AM


Like Zunino, this is a desperation move by a GM that is about ready to be canned. Only 25 games in AAA? Highly doubt he has any fantasy value this year.


This is very unlike Zunino actually. Miller is ready offensively (completely unlike the young catching prospect) and deserved this call. He's going to be a butcher defensively at first, but he's got the tools to handle it longterm if he works his butt off.


How are they any different? Zunino was the best player in college last year. Miller has played 25 games at AAA. He is not MLB ready. Furthermore he will probably have little fantasy value playing on a god awful, sinking ship team, where he will hit near the bottom, in a hitters park. There is not much fantasy appeal for him this season. In keeper leagues he is someone to keep tabs on, but I highly doubt he has any value this season.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:48 AM

Franklin or miller ROS?


Franklin not even close.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:49 AM



Like Zunino, this is a desperation move by a GM that is about ready to be canned. Only 25 games in AAA? Highly doubt he has any fantasy value this year.


This is very unlike Zunino actually. Miller is ready offensively (completely unlike the young catching prospect) and deserved this call. He's going to be a butcher defensively at first, but he's got the tools to handle it longterm if he works his butt off.


How are they any different? Zunino was the best player in college last year. Miller has played 25 games at AAA. He is not MLB ready. Furthermore he will probably have little fantasy value playing on a god awful, sinking ship team, where he will hit near the bottom, in a hitters park. There is not much fantasy appeal for him this season. In keeper leagues he is someone to keep tabs on, but I highly doubt he has any value this season.


they are completely different players by the looks of things lol. Zunino struck out almost half the time he was at bat in the minors it seems like and Miller can actually take a walk. Has an .obp over .400 right now and a decen K/W ratio.

Edited by bturn10, 28 June 2013 - 12:50 AM.

12 Team H2H League

C - Salvador Perez
1B - Victor Martinez
2B - Daniel Murphy
3B - Pablo Sandoval
SS - Ian Desmond
OF - Mike Trout / Yasiel Puig / Hunter Pence / Alex Gordon
Util - Adrian Gonzalez / Corey Dickerson
BN - Christian Yelich, AJ Pollock, Ryan Zimmerman


SP - Chris Sale / Gio Gonzalez / Mat Latos / Jered Weaver / Kyle Lohse / Hiroki Kuroda / Ian Kennedy / Mike Leake
RP - Dellin Betances / Joaquin Benoit / Pat Neshek

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:53 AM

The Mariners already had their one prospect, Franklin, come up and not BUST. That's all the Mariners get as far as hitting prospects not busting. One a decade. They've used up all their rations of non-busts.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:54 AM




Like Zunino, this is a desperation move by a GM that is about ready to be canned. Only 25 games in AAA? Highly doubt he has any fantasy value this year.


This is very unlike Zunino actually. Miller is ready offensively (completely unlike the young catching prospect) and deserved this call. He's going to be a butcher defensively at first, but he's got the tools to handle it longterm if he works his butt off.


How are they any different? Zunino was the best player in college last year. Miller has played 25 games at AAA. He is not MLB ready. Furthermore he will probably have little fantasy value playing on a god awful, sinking ship team, where he will hit near the bottom, in a hitters park. There is not much fantasy appeal for him this season. In keeper leagues he is someone to keep tabs on, but I highly doubt he has any value this season.


they are completely different players by the looks of things lol. Zunino struck out almost half the time he was at bat in the minors it seems like and Miller can actually take a walk. Has an .obp over .400 right now and a decen K/W ratio.


Zunino is the much more celebrated prospect, doesn't always mean everything but he was deemed near MLB ready with the stick from the day he was drafted. He has been overmatched big time in the big leagues. People don't really understand how hard it is too jump from AAA to the majors. Its night and day. This guy has played 25 games at AAA and is getting called up to try and save a GM from getting fired because his last call up (Zunino) is faltering now he is grasping for straws to catch lightening in a bottle with another. I would be shocked if this guy was a fantasy asset this season. Which is why we are here.

Edited by Mexi1024, 28 June 2013 - 12:55 AM.