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Brad Miller 2013 Outlook

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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

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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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Posted · Hidden by phizzics, June 28, 2013 - No reason given · Report post

Duplicate thread. Sorry mods!

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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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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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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 · Hidden by The Harsh, June 29, 2013 - No reason given · Report post

Franklin or miller ROS?

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

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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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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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http://prospectinsider.com/view/miller-to-big-leagues,-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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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 · Hidden by The Harsh, June 29, 2013 - No reason given · Report post

Hmmm, yeah I've never heard of him or any buzz.

But, with Tulo down, I'm collecting SS in 16+ team league.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

Bingo. The peripherals tell all the story anyone should need to see. Zunino was a hack at Triple-A this year. He needs to figure out how to not swing at awful pitches (watch how many pitches in the dirt he offers at in the big leagues). Meanwhile, Miller handled the transition to Tacoma just fine and even excelled. Plus, he's been in the minors longer than Zunino and had a chance to figure things out along the way. He was never overmatched (like Zunino).

People often get caught up in prospect rankings without looking at peripherals, and that's a bad beat to take. Zunino shouldn't be in the big leagues, but Miller definitely should be. He's a good hitter, and I'd be happy to own him in most any league save for the shallow ones. Miller seems like the type who could hit well immediately, just like Nick Franklin. Temper expectations, of course, but there's real opportunity for fantasy owners to get in on the ground floor of a quality hitter at a fairly weak position.

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