Brad Miller (baseball)

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Brad Miller
Brad Miller on August 4, 2013.jpg
Miller with the Seattle Mariners
Tampa Bay Rays – No. 13
Shortstop
Born: (1989-10-18) October 18, 1989 (age 26)
Windermere, Florida
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 28, 2013, for the Seattle Mariners
MLB statistics
(through July 22, 2016)
Batting average .248
Home runs 44
Runs batted in 154
Teams

Bradley Austin Miller (born October 18, 1989) is an American professional baseball shortstop 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.

Amateur career[edit]

Miller attended Olympia High School in Orlando, Florida.[1] 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.[2] He won the 2011 Brooks Wallace Award as the top college baseball shortstop in the nation.[3] He was also named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Mariners[edit]

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.[5] 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.[6]

Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

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.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Infielders Brad Miller and Nick Franklin bring Central Florida flair to Seattle Mariners". tribunedigital-orlandosentinel. Retrieved May 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ "KSU's Martini Invited To 2010 Collegiate National Team Trials". Wibw.com. July 1, 2010. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Brad Miller Wins Brooks Wallace Shortstop-of-the-Year Award - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports". Live5News.com. July 4, 2011. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Scout.com: Miller named ACC Player of the Year". Maryland.scout.com. May 23, 2011. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Chris Taylor breaks wrist, leaving Mariners shortstop job to Brad Miller". Yahoo Sports. March 14, 2015. Retrieved May 24, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Mariners notebook: Miller says he’s `pretty frustrated’ at shift in roles". Tacoma News Tribune. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  7. ^ Stecker, Brent (November 5, 2015). "Mariners send Brad Miller, Logan Morrison to Rays in 6-player trade". mynorthwest.com. Retrieved November 5, 2015. 

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