|Alabama Crimson Tide No. 19|
|High school||Selma (AL)|
|Date of birth||January 17, 1985|
|Place of birth||Auburn, Alabama|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||213 lb (97 kg)|
January 17, 1985 |
|June 22, 2008, for the Florida Marlins|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 2011, for the Oakland Athletics|
(through 2011 Season)
|Runs batted in||6|
Miller was drafted out of high school by the Florida Marlins in the 4th round (113th overall) of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his professional career debut that year for the Single-A Jamestown Jammers, playing in 11 games and batting .233 with no home runs.
In 2004, Miller played for the Single-A Greensboro Bats. In 113 games, he batted .205 with 12 home runs. He basically put up the same stats in 2005, playing for the Single-A Greensboro Grasshoppers (the team changed their name after the 2004 season). In 115 games, he batted .207 with 13 home runs.
In 2007, he moved up a level, playing for the Double-A Carolina Mudcats. For the Mudcats, he set career highs in batting average (.261), home runs (14), RBIs (58), games played (129), hits (106), and doubles (26).
Miller made his big league debut with Florida in 2008 and went 0-for-1 in just one ballgame.
On November 20, 2009, the Marlins purchased his contract, protecting him from the Rule 5 draft. He was later designated for assignment on April 3, 2010.
Kansas City Royals
And on April 26, 2010, he was acquired off waivers by the Kansas City Royals.
As a Royal in 2010 he got his first major league hit, a single, against the Detroit Tigers. Total, Miller played 20 games with the Royals, hitting 1 HR, 4 RBIs and a .236 Avg.
On December 17, 2010 The Oakland Athletics once again signed Miller, this time as a free agent. He spent nearly the entire 2011 season with Triple-A Sacramento River Cats, batting .276 with 32 homers and 88 RBIs in 110 games.
On September 11, 2011 Miller was called up to join the Oakland Athletics. He played in 7 games, hitting 1 HR, 2 RBIs and a .250 Avg.
Return to college
- A's Press Release (December 23, 2011). "A's designate Powell and Miller for assignment". Oaklandathletics.com.
- Ladson, Bill (January 3, 2012). "Orioles acquire outfielder Miller from A's". Orioles.com.