Jim Miller (pitcher)

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Jim Miller
Jim Miller on July 29, 2012.jpg
Miller with the Oakland Athletics
Born: (1982-04-28) April 28, 1982 (age 36)
Morristown, New Jersey
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 1, 2008, for the Baltimore Orioles
Last appearance
July 10, 2014, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
Win–loss record2–3
Earned run average2.42

James Matthew Miller (born April 28, 1982) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics, and New York Yankees.

Amateur career[edit]

Miller attended North Fort Myers High School in North Fort Myers, Florida. He attended Mars Hill University located in North Carolina. He then transferred and attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he played college baseball for the Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks baseball team.

Professional career[edit]

Colorado Rockies[edit]

Miller was drafted in the 8th round of the 2004 draft by the Colorado Rockies. During his time with the Rockies organization, he was a 3 time minor league all-star.[1]

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

Miller was the main prospect for the Baltimore Orioles in the trade sending Rodrigo López to the Rockies. He was called up on September 1, 2008 to the Orioles, and made his major league debut against the Boston Red Sox on the same day. Later that month, Miller pitched in the second to last game at the Old Yankee Stadium, going down in history as the last pitcher to hit a batter at that stadium when he hit Derek Jeter in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Return to the Colorado Rockies[edit]

The Rockies re-signed Miller for the 2011 season on a minor league contract. He made his Rockies debut that year on September 7 against the Arizona Diamondbacks.[2]

Oakland Athletics[edit]

After the 2011 season, he signed a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics. He made his Athletics debut on April 25, 2012. He was the winning pitcher in that game.

New York Yankees[edit]

Miller was claimed off waivers by the New York Yankees on November 30, 2012.[3] After spending the year in Triple-A, his contract was selected from the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. On September 7, 2013 he gave up the first career home run to Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts.[4] He was designated for assignment on September 11. He was outrighted to Triple-A Scranton on September 16, 2013.[5]

His contract was selected from Scranton on July 1, 2014,[6] and he was designated for assignment on July 11.

Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

On March 4, 2015, Miller went to the Tampa Bay Rays on a minor league contract.

Milwaukee Brewers[edit]

On November 19, 2015, Miller signed with the Milwaukee Brewers on a minor league contract. The deal included an invite to spring training. He was released on May 24, 2016.[7]

Minnesota Twins[edit]

Miller was with the Minnesota Twins for spring training in 2017 but was released in March.[8]

Pitching style[edit]

Miller is mainly a fastball-slider pitcher. His four-seamer sits between 92 and 95 mph, while his slider is throw in the low-mid 80s. Less commonly, he throws a curveball in the low 70s and a cut fastball.[9]


  1. ^ Harding, Thomas (June 11, 2004). "Sign on the line". MLB.com. Retrieved July 19, 2010.
  2. ^ http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/gamelog/_/id/29233/year/2011/jim-miller
  3. ^ DiPietro, Lou (November 30, 2012). "Yankees claim RHP Miller, DFA two". YES Network. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  4. ^ "Yankees add RHP Jim Miller to depleted bullpen". Associated Press. September 7, 2013. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  5. ^ "Yankees outright Jim Miller to Triple-A Scranton". River Avenue Blues. September 16, 2013.
  6. ^ Axisa, Michael (July 1, 2014). "Yankees call up Jim Miller, send Jose Ramirez to Triple-A". River Ave Blues. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  7. ^ Todd, Jeff (May 24, 2016). "Minor MLB Transactions: 5/24/2016". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved May 25, 2016.
  8. ^ Eddy, Matt (March 29, 2017). "MINOR LEAGUE TRANSACTIONS: MARCH 18-24". Baseball America. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
  9. ^ "Brooks Baseball · Home of the PitchFX Tool - Player Card: Jim Miller". BrooksBaseball.net. Retrieved 11 May 2012.

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