Wade Miley

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Wade Miley
Wade Miley 2013.jpg
Miley with the Arizona Diamondbacks
Boston Red Sox – No. 20
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
Career highlights and awards

Allen Wade Miley (born November 13, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. He previously pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2011 to 2014. He played college baseball at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Early life and career[edit]

Miley grew up in Loranger, Louisiana. He attended Loranger High School and Southeastern Louisiana University, where he played college baseball for the Southeastern Louisiana Lions baseball team.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Arizona Diamondbacks[edit]

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Miley in the first round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft.[2]

Miley was called up to the majors for the first time on August 15, 2011,[3] and would finish the season with a 4-2 record in eight games (seven starts).

Miley was named the National League (NL) Rookie of the Month for April 2012, pitching 3–0 with a 1.29 earned-run average (ERA), striking out 15 in 21 innings in two 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.[4]

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.[5]

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.

Boston Red Sox[edit]

On December 12, 2014, the Diamondbacks traded Miley to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for pitchers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster and infielder Raymel Flores.[6] On February 5, 2015, Miley and the Red Sox agreed on a three-year $19.25 million contract extension.[7]

Pitching style[edit]

He throws four main pitches with an occasional fifth. The main four are four-seam fastball and two-seam fastballs (ranging 88 to 92 miles-per-hour [MPH]), a slider (79–82 MPH), 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.[8]


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