Biographical

Portrait of Trever Miller

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
13 523.3 18 17 11 434 4.18 3
Birth Date5-29-1973
Height6' 3"
Weight200 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
1996 DET 23 5 4 16.7 15.3 1.3 0 4 0 0 1 0 88 28 17 17 3 38 9 9 2 8 9.18 6.61 7.49 -1.5 -0.1
1998 HOU 25 37 1 53.3 4.0 49.3 2 0 1 2 0 0 235 57 21 18 4 85 20 19 1 30 3.04 4.10 4.96 2.6 0.2
1999 HOU 26 47 0 49.7 0.0 49.7 3 2 1 2 0 0 232 58 29 28 6 90 29 28 5 37 5.07 5.21 5.06 2.3 0.3
2000 LAN 27 2 0 2.3 0.0 2.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 8 6 6 0 14 3 3 1 1 23.14 7.34 6.47 -0.6 -0.1
2000 PHI 27 14 0 14.0 0.0 14.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 72 19 16 13 3 34 9 8 1 10 8.36 6.56 7.27 -2.2 -0.2
2003 TOR 30 79 0 52.7 0.0 52.7 2 2 3 5 0 0 233 46 30 27 7 73 28 25 5 44 4.61 5.03 5.67 0.1 0.0
2004 TBA 31 60 0 49.0 0.0 49.0 1 1 1 3 0 0 208 48 21 17 3 72 15 11 3 43 3.12 3.30 4.09 8.5 0.8
2005 TBA 32 61 0 44.3 0.0 44.3 2 2 0 9 0 0 206 45 23 20 4 66 29 23 7 35 4.06 5.08 5.46 0.9 0.1
2006 HOU 33 70 0 50.7 0.0 50.7 2 3 1 2 0 0 207 42 17 17 7 72 13 11 4 56 3.02 3.70 3.90 7.1 0.7
2007 HOU 34 76 0 46.3 0.0 46.3 0 0 1 6 0 0 211 45 26 25 6 78 23 17 4 46 4.86 4.62 4.62 4.3 0.4
2008 TBA 35 68 0 43.3 0.0 43.3 2 0 2 2 0 0 187 39 21 20 2 56 20 19 4 44 4.15 3.39 3.21 10.0 1.0
2009 SLN 36 70 0 43.7 0.0 43.7 4 1 0 5 0 0 173 31 11 10 5 52 11 10 2 46 2.06 3.33 3.50 3.7 0.4
2010 SLN 37 57 0 36.0 0.0 36.0 0 1 0 5 0 0 151 30 17 16 2 41 16 16 2 22 4.00 4.11 4.32 -0.9 -0.1
2011 BOS 38 3 0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 2.06 3.94 0.3 0.0
2011 SLN 38 39 0 15.7 0.0 15.7 0 1 1 6 0 0 77 19 7 7 1 30 10 8 2 9 4.02 4.97 6.14 -3.5 -0.4
2011 TOR 38 6 0 3.7 0.0 3.7 0 0 0 1 0 0 18 6 2 2 1 10 2 2 0 2 4.91 7.15 6.25 -0.4 -0.0
Career6945523.319.3504.01817114910232252126424354811237209434344.184.394.7730.73.0

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1991 BRI Rk 13 13 54.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 BRI Rk 12 12 69.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 FAY A 28 28 161.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 TRN AA 26 26 174.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 JAX AA 31 16 122.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 DET MLB 5 4 16.7 7.49 56 .341 .277 .349 .479 .277 .379 96 -1.5 -0.1 -1.5 -0.1
1996 TOL AAA 27 27 165.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 NWO AAA 29 27 163.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 HOU MLB 37 1 53.3 4.96 93 .257 .259 .325 .406 .251 .294 100 2.2 0.2 2.6 0.2
1999 HOU MLB 47 0 49.7 5.06 95 .290 .265 .336 .424 .256 .335 97 2.2 0.2 2.3 0.3
2000 LAN MLB 2 0 2.3 6.47 59 .521 .282 .349 .461 .268 .615 90 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2000 PHI MLB 14 0 14.0 7.27 52 .331 .261 .343 .425 .264 .327 97 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2000 ABQ AAA 12 9 58.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SAR A+ 3 2 8.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 PAW AAA 33 15 116.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 LOU AAA 65 1 82.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TOR MLB 79 0 52.7 5.67 90 .251 .268 .335 .433 .265 .262 105 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2004 TBA MLB 60 0 49.0 4.09 120 .239 .270 .342 .434 .262 .312 102 8.5 0.8 8.5 0.8
2005 TBA MLB 61 0 44.3 5.46 88 .285 .268 .339 .431 .270 .313 103 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2006 HOU MLB 70 0 50.7 3.90 115 .231 .269 .338 .436 .268 .276 94 7.1 0.7 7.1 0.7
2006 ROU AAA 2 2 2.0 2.11 148 -.018 .260 .330 .388 .259 .000 89 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2007 HOU MLB 76 0 46.3 4.62 106 .263 .275 .347 .440 .269 .295 103 4.3 0.4 4.3 0.4
2008 TBA MLB 68 0 43.3 3.21 136 .237 .272 .338 .431 .263 .316 106 10.0 1.0 10.0 1.0
2009 SLN MLB 70 0 43.7 3.50 115 .216 .266 .344 .434 .273 .239 91 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
2010 SLN MLB 57 0 36.0 4.32 89 .247 .262 .331 .422 .276 .257 88 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2011 BOS MLB 3 0 2.0 3.94 121 .014 .265 .325 .395 .263 .000 113 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2011 SLN MLB 39 0 15.7 6.14 48 .319 .257 .325 .396 .264 .327 97 -3.5 -0.4 -3.5 -0.4
2011 TOR MLB 6 0 3.7 6.25 74 .369 .244 .296 .388 .254 .385 111 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2011 PAW AAA 3 0 3.3 3.27 123 .158 .234 .296 .347 .229 .200 95 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1991 BRI Rk 2 7 0 13 13 54.0 60 29 46 7 0% .000 10.0 4.8 1.2 7.7 1.65 5.67 0.0 0.0
1992 BRI Rk 3 8 0 12 12 69.3 75 27 64 4 0% .000 9.7 3.5 0.5 8.3 1.47 4.94 0.0 0.0
1993 FAY A 8 13 0 28 28 161.0 151 67 116 7 0% .000 8.4 3.7 0.4 6.5 1.35 4.19 0.0 0.0
1994 TRN AA 7 16 0 26 26 174.3 198 51 73 9 0% .000 10.2 2.6 0.5 3.8 1.43 4.39 0.0 0.0
1995 JAX AA 8 2 0 31 16 122.3 122 34 71 5 0% .000 9.0 2.5 0.4 5.2 1.28 2.72 0.0 0.0
1996 DET MLB 0 4 0 5 4 16.7 28 9 8 3 51% .379 15.1 4.9 1.6 4.3 2.22 9.18 -1.5 -0.1
1996 TOL AAA 13 6 0 27 27 165.3 167 65 115 19 0% .000 9.1 3.5 1.0 6.3 1.40 4.90 0.0 0.0
1997 NWO AAA 6 7 0 29 27 163.7 177 54 99 15 0% .310 9.7 3.0 0.8 5.4 1.41 3.30 0.0 0.0
1998 HOU MLB 2 0 1 37 1 53.3 57 20 30 4 52% .294 9.6 3.4 0.7 5.1 1.44 3.04 2.6 0.2
1999 HOU MLB 3 2 1 47 0 49.7 58 29 37 6 50% .335 10.5 5.3 1.1 6.7 1.75 5.07 2.3 0.3
2000 PHI MLB 0 0 0 14 0 14.0 19 9 10 3 58% .327 12.2 5.8 1.9 6.4 2.00 8.36 -2.2 -0.2
2000 LAN MLB 0 0 0 2 0 2.3 8 3 1 0 80% .615 30.9 11.6 0.0 3.9 4.71 23.14 -0.6 -0.1
2000 ABQ AAA 4 2 0 12 9 58.0 60 20 39 5 0% .000 9.3 3.1 0.8 6.1 1.38 3.41 0.0 0.0
2001 PAW AAA 3 11 0 33 15 116.0 142 34 93 16 0% .000 11.0 2.6 1.2 7.2 1.52 5.20 0.0 0.0
2001 SAR A+ 0 0 0 3 2 8.0 3 1 6 0 0% .000 3.4 1.1 0.0 6.8 0.50 2.25 0.0 0.0
2002 LOU AAA 9 5 0 65 1 82.0 76 23 80 6 0% .300 8.3 2.5 0.7 8.8 1.21 3.18 0.0 0.0
2003 TOR MLB 2 2 3 79 0 52.7 46 28 44 7 44% .262 7.9 4.8 1.2 7.5 1.41 4.61 0.1 0.0
2004 TBA MLB 1 1 1 60 0 49.0 48 15 43 3 51% .312 8.8 2.8 0.6 7.9 1.29 3.12 8.5 0.8
2005 TBA MLB 2 2 0 61 0 44.3 45 29 35 4 43% .313 9.1 5.9 0.8 7.1 1.67 4.06 0.9 0.1
2006 ROU AAA 0 0 0 2 2 2.0 0 0 3 0 67% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.5 0.00 0.00 1.4 0.1
2006 HOU MLB 2 3 1 70 0 50.7 42 13 56 7 34% .276 7.5 2.3 1.2 9.9 1.09 3.02 7.1 0.7
2007 HOU MLB 0 0 1 76 0 46.3 45 23 46 6 38% .295 8.7 4.5 1.2 8.9 1.47 4.86 4.3 0.4
2008 TBA MLB 2 0 2 68 0 43.3 39 20 44 2 32% .316 8.1 4.2 0.4 9.1 1.36 4.15 10.0 1.0
2009 SLN MLB 4 1 0 70 0 43.7 31 11 46 5 37% .239 6.4 2.3 1.0 9.5 0.96 2.06 3.7 0.4
2010 SLN MLB 0 1 0 57 0 36.0 30 16 22 2 42% .257 7.5 4.0 0.5 5.5 1.28 4.00 -0.9 -0.1
2011 PAW AAA 0 0 0 3 0 3.3 2 0 2 0 70% .200 5.4 0.0 0.0 5.4 0.60 2.70 0.5 0.1
2011 BOS MLB 0 0 0 3 0 2.0 0 0 1 0 40% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 0.00 0.00 0.3 0.0
2011 TOR MLB 0 0 0 6 0 3.7 6 2 2 1 43% .385 14.7 4.9 2.5 4.9 2.18 4.91 -0.4 -0.0
2011 SLN MLB 0 1 1 39 0 15.7 19 10 9 1 41% .327 10.9 5.7 0.6 5.2 1.85 4.02 -3.5 -0.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 670 0.5433 0.4463 0.7759 0.5687 0.3007 0.8502 0.6087 0.2241
2009 621 0.5233 0.4783 0.7374 0.6154 0.3277 0.8300 0.5464 0.2626
2010 607 0.4909 0.4283 0.8385 0.5872 0.2751 0.8686 0.7765 0.1615
2011 384 0.4792 0.4323 0.8253 0.6467 0.2350 0.8824 0.6809 0.1747
Career22820.51310.44790.79040.59950.29020.8550.64850.2096

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-09-07 2010-09-18 DTD 11 11 Left Forearm Strain -
2008-12-03 2008-12-03 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Cartilage Injury Labrum Tear -
2006-04-19 2006-05-12 15-DL 23 21 Left Elbow Sprain Mild -
2005-06-13 2005-06-28 15-DL 15 14 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
1998-08-23 1998-09-08 15-DL 16 14 Left Knee Strain Patellar Tendon - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 SLN $2,000,000
2010 SLN $2,000,000
2009 SLN $2,000,000
2008 TBA $1,600,000
2007 HOU $1,300,000
2006 HOU $1,300,000
2005 TBA $1,100,000
2004 TBA $650,000
2003 TOR $305,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$12,255,000
10 yrTotal$12,255,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 y 83 d1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/30/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Chicago Cubs 3/26/12.
  • 2 years/$4M (2009-10), plus 2011 option. Signed extension with St. Louis 9/1/09, replacing previous deal for 2009. 09:$2M, 10:$2M, 11:$2M vesting option (guaranteed with 45 games in 2010). Option becomes club option ($1M buyout) with 45 games in 2010 and time on the disabled list in 2010 with left arm or shoulder injury. Acquired by Toronto in trade from St. Louis 7/27/11. DFA by Toronto 8/16/11. Released 8/21/11. Signed by Boston as a free agent 8/30/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Boston 9/13/11.
  • 1 year/$2M (2008), plus 2009 club option. Signed as a free agent 2/6/08. 08:$1.6M, 09:$2M club option, $0.4M buyout. Tampa Bay declined 2009 option 11/3/08.
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2006), plus 2007 mutual option. Signed as a free agent 1/06. 07:$1.3M mutual option (vested with 50 games in 2006).
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2005) (avoided arbitration, $1.375M-$0.85M) $50,000 in performance bonuses. Non-tendered 12/05.
  • 1 year/$0.65M (2004). Signed as a free agent 1/04.
  • 1 year/$0.305M (2003). Contract purchased 3/03.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
13.72.34.122.82.824.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 68)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 Mike Stanton 2008 0.00 DNP
2 89 Alan Embree 2011 0.00 DNP
3 88 Brian Shouse 2010 0.00 DNP
4 87 John Franco 2002 0.00 DNP
5 86 Hoyt Wilhelm 1964 2.40
6 85 Larry Andersen 1994 5.79
7 85 Chris Hammond 2007 0.00 DNP
8 85 Keiichi Yabu 2010 0.00 DNP
9 85 Jesse Orosco 1998 3.18
10 84 Doug Brocail 2008 3.93
11 84 Mike Timlin 2007 3.74
12 84 Tom Gordon 2009 21.60
13 84 Ellis Kinder 1956 3.42
14 83 Don McMahon 1971 4.39
15 83 Trevor Hoffman 2009 1.83
16 83 Al Worthington 1970 0.00 DNP
17 81 Ron Mahay 2012 0.00 DNP
18 81 Ron Reed 1984 3.70
19 81 Gene Garber 1989 0.00 DNP
20 81 Russ Springer 2010 5.40
21 80 Gerry Staley 1962 0.00 DNP
22 80 Marv Grissom 1959 22.50
23 80 Mike Remlinger 2007 0.00 DNP
24 79 Doug Jones 1998 4.64
25 79 Jose Mesa 2007 8.53
26 78 Tom Burgmeier 1985 0.00 DNP
27 78 Matt Herges 2011 0.00 DNP
28 78 Darren Oliver 2012 2.06
29 76 Todd Jones 2009 0.00 DNP
30 75 Jose Contreras 2013 9.00
31 75 Ron Villone 2011 0.00 DNP
32 75 Al Brazle 1955 0.00 DNP
33 74 Rick Honeycutt 1995 3.15
34 73 Art Fowler 1964 10.29
35 73 John Smoltz 2008 2.57
36 73 Miguel Batista 2012 5.13
37 72 Kent Tekulve 1988 3.83
38 72 Arthur Rhodes 2011 4.64
39 69 Tim Wakefield 2008 4.43
40 69 Phil Niekro 1980 3.89
41 69 Takashi Saito 2011 2.02
42 68 Orlando Pena 1975 2.13 DNP
43 68 Tony Fossas 1999 36.00
44 68 Jamie Moyer 2004 5.66
45 68 Jack Morris 1996 0.00 DNP
46 68 Dennis Martinez 1995 3.37
47 67 Al Leiter 2007 0.00 DNP
48 67 Rich Gossage 1993 4.53
49 67 Andy Pettitte 2013 4.13
50 67 Rick Reuschel 1990 4.14
51 67 Warren Spahn 1962 3.24 DNP
52 66 Charlie Hough 1989 4.80
53 66 Tom Seaver 1986 4.19
54 65 Virgil Trucks 1958 4.52
55 65 Greg Maddux 2007 4.14
56 65 Woody Williams 2008 0.00 DNP
57 65 Joe Niekro 1986 6.02
58 64 Early Wynn 1961 3.51
59 64 Tom Glavine 2007 4.58
60 64 Mike Mussina 2010 0.00 DNP
61 63 Nolan Ryan 1988 4.01
62 63 Steve Carlton 1986 6.12
63 63 Gaylord Perry 1980 4.68
64 63 Dick Hall 1972 0.00 DNP
65 63 Don Sutton 1986 4.04
66 63 Roy Face 1969 4.40
67 63 Chuck Finley 2004 0.00 DNP
68 62 Tommy John 1984 4.86
69 62 Woodie Fryman 1981 3.35
70 62 Orel Hershiser 2000 12.77
71 62 Dave Stieb 1999 0.00 DNP
72 62 Sal Maglie 1958 5.07
73 61 Jerry Koosman 1984 3.78
74 59 David Wells 2004 3.91
75 59 Doug Bair 1991 0.00 DNP
76 59 Roger Clemens 2004 3.19
77 59 Dan Plesac 2003 3.24
78 58 Bob McClure 1993 7.11
79 58 Bob Gibson 1977 0.00 DNP
80 58 Orlando Hernandez 2007 3.78
81 58 Murry Dickson 1958 4.49
82 57 Curt Schilling 2008 0.00 DNP
83 56 Mike Cuellar 1978 0.00 DNP
84 56 Connie Marrero 1952 3.27
85 55 Alan Mills 2008 0.00 DNP
86 55 Mike Flanagan 1993 0.00 DNP
87 55 Danny Darwin 1997 4.86
88 55 Jim Kaat 1980 4.41
89 55 Mariano Rivera 2011 1.91
90 54 Jim Perry 1977 0.00 DNP
91 54 Frank Tanana 1995 0.00 DNP
92 52 Bert Blyleven 1992 5.14
93 52 Tom Candiotti 1999 8.07
94 51 Randy Johnson 2005 4.07
95 47 Mike Morgan 2001 4.74
96 47 Bob Forsch 1991 0.00 DNP
97 46 Lew Burdette 1968 0.00 DNP
98 46 Luis Tiant 1982 6.07
99 45 Terry Mulholland 2004 5.55
100 45 Dennis Eckersley 1996 3.90

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 Trever Miller pitched for three teams in 2011, making 48 appearances but logging just 21-1/3 innings, but being left-handed has its perks: don't be surprised if he finds work again, despite recent events.
2011 In his own way, Miller has reached the pinnacle of achievement for his particular pitching sub-species. The lefty side-armer has spent two years as a LOOGY in Tony La Russa’s pen, which must make him akin to being Sergeant Major of the Army among lefty relievers. LOOGY Sergeant of the Majors, perhaps? In any case, Miller once again cut down any and all lefty batters who dared to eyeball him, holding them to a .203/.294/.257 line, and by appearing in more than 45 games his contract vested, ensuring that he’d keep his place at the top of the lefty-specialist pyramid for at least another year.
2010 In studied contrast to the cherubic Dennys Reyes, Miller is the older, angular, more established southpaw and veteran of postseasons past, and his destiny just as certainly involved his being a Cardinal someday. Technically proficient and born for this work with his sidearm-scything of southpaws, Miller was tasked with protecting eighth-inning leads where Reyes generally got used earlier and in tighter situations, down or up on the scoreboard. That's the Cards' pen for you, with enough subspecialization among specialists that Darwin could have written about them as easily as so many finches' beaks.
2009 Sometimes it's hard to figure out just what makes a LOOGY. Just as Walter Sobchak can get you a toe by three o'clock, we can find you a lefty with an upper-80s sinker and a decent slider. Maybe it's a release-point thing, maybe it's a movement thing, and maybe it just doesn't matter. Miller gets left-handers out, and if that's all you expect from him, you won't be disappointed. The Rays declined his $2 million dollar option for '09, but the Cardinals were more than happy to pay the same price for his services.
2008 It's been a pretty good second act for Miller, who after the 2000 season was cut loose by the Dodgers, then his fourth organization in five years. He had a 5.43 ERA in 162 major league innings at that point, a 10.47 mark in 2000, and seemed like a good candidate for law school. After two more organizations over the next two years, Miller popped up in Toronto at the beginning of 2003 and hasn't looked back, posting a 3.93 ERA in 346 appearances as a lefty specialist for the Jays, Rays, and 'Stros. There are hundreds of pitchers in this book who have some dismissive comment beneath their statistics; a handful of them will have Miller's future.
2007 Miller is a LOOGY and nothing more. He missed a month in early 2006 with an elbow sprain, but, once activated, went right back to mowing down lefties in short stints. He`s not exciting, but he`s effective. Given that he`s only 33, he still gets carded at the LOOGY Bar and Grill.
2006 `It`s still the same old story, a fight for love and glory, a case of do or die...` Sorry, Bogie, but `As Time Goes By` doesn`t have a verse that applies to situational lefties with control problems, because despite the fondest wishes of CYA-strategizing managers everywhere, wild southpaw relievers never do or die with the lefty batter you want them to. That`s why one-batter strategies don`t amount to a hill of beans. Miller more than doubled his unintentional walk rate from 2004, and was non-tendered. Here`s looking at you, kid.
2005 Miller's been good for a couple of years. Combine Miller, Baez and Carter with real gains by Colome and Harper, let someone like Orvella step up, and this could be a really, really good bullpen. Miller's the situational lefty of the group, and while he isn't as automatic as a Ray King or B.J. Ryan, he's a fine option.
2001 The fact that Trever Miller isn't very good finally caught up to him after a couple of decent seasons in low-leverage relief. He's not good enough against left-handed hitters to be a specialist, so that leaves mop-up work...or attempts at starting. The Dodgers stuck Miller in the Albuquerque rotation after the Phillies released him, and he pitched well in nine starts. He's right about where Brian Bohanon was at 28.
2000 One of the myths of left-handed relief specialists is that they face left-handed hitters the majority of the time. Miller was mildly effective against left-handed hitters (.237/.363/.408), but right-handed hitters lit him up for a .339 average with power, and he faced them 61% of the time. This is about as good as he’s going to get, and it’s not good enough.
1999 He’s not supremely talented, but he brings certain talents that can be exploited in middle relief. He throws a good sinker and gets doubleplay balls, and allowed just 4 of 22 inherited runners to score. He cuts off the running game, and he was exceptional against left-handers (.217 with no power). With Magnante on his way out, Miller should have some security.
1998 Since adding the slider in ’95, Miller has been slightly more effective. Stuck in the Astros’ chain, that means he’s bound to be drowned by the coming A-ball wave.
1997 The Tigers are looking at Miller to be the token lefty in their rotation next year, but I’m skeptical about his chances. He has neither great control nor high K rates, and he got the snot beaten out of him with the Tigers in September. I wouldn’t give up on any 24-year-old left-hander, but Miller is at least a year or two away.
1996  Primary positive is his ability to keep the ball in the park, a nice trait for a Tiger pitcher. Strikeouts came back a little this year, walks stayed down. Just 23, and if he continues to improve, will have a career. Pitchers like this have to be very good to get a shot, though, since thet don't impress the radar guns.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-08-16 17:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Mr. Slightly Above Average at Mostly Everything (Brett Jackson) will be up this year??
(moehk21 from NYC)
That, or Jim Hendry will release him to make room for the recently released Trever Miller. All joking aside, Jackson needs to be added to the 40 man roster first before he can be called up but I see several candidates that could be released to make room for him. (Jason Collette)
2008-10-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does David Price get the Goose Gossage treatment the rest of the way for the Rays after the 2 1/3 he pitched last night? The more he pitches, the better off the Rays are, in my opinion.
(Tim from Sonoma, CA)
I can't see Maddon relying exclusively on him the rest of the way when Balfour looked good in Game One and Howell is rested too. Maddon seems determined to mix and match in ways that might keep the Phillies unsettled (the infield shift on Utley for example, or the RF "platoon"). Throwing different looks at their lefty hitters is likely on the menu, so I wouldn't be surprised if we see more of Howell and even Trever Miller in Game Three. (Jay Jaffe)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-22 16:30:00World Series Game One"jessehoffins (Swarthmore, PA): Joe- As to Howard's placement in the lineup, you really think pushing him back to eighth makes sense against a pitcher that almost never makes it past the 6th anyway? I understand his awful platoons, but Charlie Manuel has to believe that getting him one extra at bat late in a game is worth it. "

An at-bat that, if it means anything, will probably come against J.P. Howell, or David Price, or Trever Miller, all of whom Howard can't hit.

He's a platoon player.
(Joe Sheehan)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Trever Miller threw 2,672 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Sinker (86mph), Fourseam Fastball (86mph) and Slider (77mph), also mixing in a Change (80mph).