Wade Miley

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Wade Miley
Wade Miley 2013.jpg
Miley with the Arizona Diamondbacks
Arizona Diamondbacks – No. 36
Pitcher
Born: (1986-11-13) November 13, 1986 (age 28)
Hammond, Louisiana
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
August 20, 2011 for the Arizona Diamondbacks
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 38–35
Earned run average 3.79
Strikeouts 499
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Allen Wade Miley (born November 13, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball.

Professional career[edit]

Arizona Diamondbacks[edit]

Miley was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft out of Southeastern Louisiana University.[1]

Miley was called up to the majors for the first time on August 15, 2011.[2] He'd finish the season with a 4-2 record in 8 games (7 starts).

Miley was named the NL Rookie of the Month for April 2012, pitching 3–0 with a 1.29 ERA, striking out 15 in 21 innings in 2 starts. Miley took a no-hitter into the 6th inning against Miami. He was also named a NL All-Star in his rookie season after beginning the 2012 season with a 9–5 record with a 3.04 ERA.[3]

Miley stood out in 2012, winning 16 games for the Diamondbacks in 29 starts. He also made 3 relief appearances. He had an ERA of 3.33 in 194.2 innings.

Miley was edged out by Bryce Harper for the National League Rookie of the Year in 2012.[4]

On April 22, 2013, Miley hit his first career home run. Miley took a step back from his strong rookie season, managing just 10 wins despite pitching over 200 innings.

He throws four main pitches with an occasional fifth. The main four are four-seam fastball and two-seam fastballs (88–92), a slider (79–82), and a changeup to right-handed hitters. (80–81). The least commonly thrown is a curveball in the mid-upper 70s, mostly against right-handers. His favored off-speed pitch with 2 strikes is the slider.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southeastern Louisiana's Miley Drafted No. 43 Overall By Arizona Diamondbacks". Southland.org. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ Olney, Buster. "Waiver targets among pitchers". Insider.espn.go.com. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Southeastern Louisiana Athletics- Former Lion Miley Selected to MLB All-Star Team". Lionsports.net. January 7, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bryce Harper lives up to the hype, earns NL ROY honors in extremely close vote". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Brooks Baseball · Home of the PitchFX Tool - Player Card: Wade Miley". Brooks Baseball. Retrieved June 19, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Dee Gordon
NL Rookie of the Month
April 2012
Succeeded by
Bryce Harper