|Batting average .248|
Role Baseball player
Home runs 29
Height 1.88 m
|Runs batted in 118|
Weight 84 kg
Name Brad Miller
Salary 527,600 USD (2015)
|Current team Tampa Bay Rays (#50 / Infielder)|
Education Clemson University, Olympia High School
Similar People Logan Morrison, Kyle Seager, Mike Zunino, Danny Farquhar, Chris Taylor
Clemson s brad miller 2011 acc baseball player of the year
Bradley Austin Miller (born October 18, 1989) is an American professional baseball second baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball (MLB), he previously played in MLB for the Seattle Mariners. Miller played college baseball for the Clemson Tigers, where he won the Brooks Wallace Award as the top shortstop in college baseball. Miller also was an outfielder with the Mariners.
- Clemson s brad miller 2011 acc baseball player of the year
- Brad miller 2014 full highlights
- Amateur career
- Seattle Mariners
- Tampa Bay Rays
Since joining the Rays, Miller has split time between shortstop, second, and first base, to give Matt Duffy, Tim Beckham, and Adeiny Hechavaria playing time, as Miller is rated as a poor defensive shortstop.
Brad miller 2014 full highlights
Miller attended Olympia High School in Orlando, Florida. Out of high school, Miller was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 39th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. However, he opted to instead attend Clemson University. While playing for the Clemson Tigers baseball team, he was selected to the 2009 and 2010 Collegiate National Teams, appearing in the 2009 World Baseball Challenge and 2010 World University Baseball Championship. He won the 2011 Brooks Wallace Award as the top college baseball shortstop in the nation. He was also named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year.
Miller was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the second round (62nd overall) of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft, and made his MLB debut on June 28, 2013. Miller hit his first grand slam on September 28 in a game in which he hit two home runs. Miller played shortstop for the Mariners in 2014.
In spring training in 2015, Miller competed with Chris Taylor to become the Mariners' starting shortstop. Taylor broke his wrist during the competition, and Miller became the starter by default. When the Mariners promoted Taylor to the majors in May, they made Taylor the starting shortstop and indicated that Miller would play in a "super utility role", similar to that of Ben Zobrist.
Tampa Bay Rays
On November 5, 2015, the Mariners traded Miller, Logan Morrison, and Danny Farquhar to the Tampa Bay Rays for Nate Karns, C. J. Riefenhauser, and Boog Powell. Miller finishes his 2016 season with a .243 batting average and a career-high 30 home runs. Midway through the season, Miller made the move from shortstop to first base.
After the trade of Logan Forsythe, the Rays announced that Miller would move to second base for the 2017 season.
During the 2017 season, Brad Miller was the opening day starter at second base, his 3rd main position with the club in one year. On May 16, Miller reported pain in his lower abdomen, on May 18, the Rays placed him on the 10 Day Disabled List. Miller missed about 1/3 of the 2017 season due to complications on the DL. Miller would play the field predominately to give Tim Beckham the night off, seeing most of his time as the designated hitter, moving the All-Star DH Corey Dickerson to Left Field. Miller perhaps had one of the biggest hits of the season right before the all-star break. Tied 3-3 in the 8th inning against division leader and rival Red Sox, Brad Miller came up to the plate after an intentional walk to Logan Morrison. In a 1-2 count against Joe Kelly, Miller took a curve ball to dead center that cleared the centerfield wall, and Jackie Bradley Jr.'s glove, by about 3 feet, propelling the Rays to a 5-3 victory, and leading them to a series victory against one of the hottest teams in baseball. This win gave the Rays sole possession of the first wild-card spot during the all-star break. When asked after the game if Miller thought the Rays were contenders he replied, "Hell yeah we're for real. Today was a huge win and it kind of showed our character a little bit."