Biographical

Portrait of Adam Miller

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
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Birth Date11-26-1984
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-15 2014-07-08 Minors 23 0 Left Ankle Sprain -
2012-04-05 2012-04-24 Minors 19 17 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-04-08 2010-09-07 Minors 152 0 Right Fingers Recovery From Surgery Middle Finger - Pulley Ligaments 2009-04-29
2009-08-04 2009-08-04 On-Alr 0 0 Right Fingers Surgery Middle Finger - Flexor Tendon 2009-08-04
2009-03-17 2009-09-07 Minors 174 0 Right Fingers Surgery Middle Finger - Pulley Ligaments 2009-04-29
2009-02-28 2009-03-17 Camp 17 0 Right Fingers Sprain Middle Finger -
2008-05-21 2008-09-08 Minors 110 0 Right Fingers Surgery Pulley System 2008-05-28
2008-04-03 2008-04-23 Minors 20 0 Not Disclosed -
2007-07-20 2007-08-19 Minors 30 0 Not Disclosed -
2007-05-13 2007-06-25 Minors 43 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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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
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 Former top prospect Adam Miller's problematic middle finger on his pitching hand has limited him to less than 93 innings over two years; he's had a fourth off-season surgery on it this winter, throwing his future into even greater doubt.
2009 Miller is the Tribe's answer to Rich Harden, possessing both the sublime stuff and the draining inability to showcase it. He was shut down in late May with what turned out to be a tear in the flexor tendon of his right middle finger. Surgery to re-attach the tissue kept him out of game action for the rest of the year, marking a low point in the top prospect's injury-riddled career. Miller began throwing again in August, and was sound enough to pitch in the Dominican Winter League. Cleveland plans to use him as a reliever in 2009, both to keep him off the shelf and prevent too large a jump in workload. A healthy Miller could crack the big league bullpen.
2008 Although his talent is undeniable, Miller has become a frustration. Last year, for the second time in three years, he missed considerable time due to elbow issues (call it soreness, call it inflammation, call it unreliability), and the Tommy John surgery he's been avoiding now seems less like a possibility and more like an inevitability. That's a shame, because Miller's pretty much everything you look for in a power pitcher. He's tall, throws in the mid 90s, has a wipeout slider, and pitches with a fearless arrogance that teams love to see. He looked good in the Arizona Fall League and could get a look as a reliever this year as a way to get him to the big leagues in a quicker (and safer) manner.
2007 Miller was consistently touching triple digits with his heat at the end of 2004, but 2005 was something of a lost season as he battled arm soreness that never really went away. Finally healthy in 2006, Miller didn`t throw as hard as he used to (though at 94-97 MPH he still has plenty of stuff), but a funny thing happened: he became a much better pitcher. His slider is now a true major league out-pitch, and he made dramatic improvements with his command and control. The Indians would like to give him some Triple-A experience in 2007, but he`s very close to ready.
2005 One of the top pitching prospects in the business, the Indians picked up then-prep pitcher Miller with the supplemental first-round pick they received for losing Jim Thome. It's been money well spent so far, though keep in mind that he's yet to see Double-A. There is a lot here to like, though, including good stuff, two really strong pitches and a third on the way, and a reputation for dedication and focus, which gives him a developmental advantage over thick-headed man-children who've graduated from the Jimmy Haynes School of Self-Defeatism. We're willing to go out on a limb and say he will be a better pitcher for Cleveland than Smoky Joe Wood ever was. Of course, Smoky Joe mostly played the outfield by the time he got to Cleveland.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Importance of Top Prospect TrajectoriesSam Miller2014-02-12
The BP Wayback Machine: How the Indians Were BuiltKevin Goldstein2013-05-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Dumping Targets, a Look BackMike Gianella2013-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Organizational Rankings, Part 1Kevin Goldstein2008-02-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Missing the CutJeff Erickson2008-01-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: The Eve of ReshufflingJay Jaffe2007-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, AL CentralKevin Goldstein2007-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: The Scouting Directors, AL CentralBryan Smith2007-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Triple-A PreviewKevin Goldstein2007-04-05
Preseason Predictions: 2007 Staff Picks, American LeagueBaseball Prospectus2007-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, AL CentralKevin Goldstein2007-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessHope and Faith: How the Cleveland Indians Can Win the World SeriesDan Fox2007-03-02
Future Shock: Top 100 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Organizational RankingsKevin Goldstein2007-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Cleveland Indians Top Ten ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Position Breakdown: Right-Handed StartersKevin Goldstein2006-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack, 8/28/06Kevin Goldstein2006-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 7-9Christina Kahrl2006-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Tufte Takes on the TribeNate Silver2006-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Division Roundup, AL Central, 7/11/06Kevin Goldstein2006-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Midpoint American League ReportKevin Goldstein2006-06-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: The RotoWire ROI 100Erik Siegrist2006-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL Central RoundupKevin Goldstein2006-05-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack, 5/1Kevin Goldstein2006-05-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL Central Round-UpKevin Goldstein2006-04-11
Future Shock: State of the Systems: AL CentralKevin Goldstein2006-03-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Building a Fantasy Farm SystemJeff Erickson2006-02-24
2006 Top 50 Prospects: A Look Inside the RankingsDavid Regan2006-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 15-18Christina Kahrl2005-08-19


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