Brad Miller, Shortstop, Tampa Bay Rays


Date of Birth: 10/18/1989
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida
College: Clemson University

Brad Miller, shortstop for the Tampa Bay Rays, was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 2011. In two and a half years in the minor leagues, he batted an impressive .334.

In 2013, Miller played in 76 games with the Mariners and he batted .265 with 81 hits, 11 doubles, and 36 RBIs. He finished the 2014 season with 81 hits, 15 doubles, 95 strikeouts to 34 walks, and a .221 batting average in 123 games. As a shortstop, he made 267 assists, 48 double plays, 145 putouts, and 18 errors in 107 games.

Miller finished the 2015 season with 113 hits, 22 doubles, 46 RBIs, and a .258 batting average in 144 games. He played defensively primarily at shortstop, making 269 assists, 56 double plays, 109 putouts, and 14 errors in 89 games. He also played 11 games at second base, 2 games at third base, and 41 games in the outfield.

On November 5, 2015, Miller was traded to the Rays. He batted .243 in 152 games with the Rays in 2016. He finished the season with career highs in hits (133), doubles (29), home runs (30), and RBIs (81). Defensively, as a shortstop in 105 games, he made 215 assists, 45 double plays, 132 putouts, and 14 errors.

Miller played in just 110 games in 2017. He finished the season with 68 hits, 13 doubles, 40 RBIs, 110 strikeouts to 63 walks, and a .201 batting average. Defensively, as the Rays' second baseman in 98 games, he made 213 assists, 58 double plays, 133 putouts, and 11 errors. He had a .969 fielding percentage.

Career batting statistics for Miller through 2017 include:

  • 605 games played
  • 476 hits
  • 90 doubles
  • 239 RBIs
  • 507 strikeouts to 215 walks
  • .238 batting average

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Brad Miller
ESPN - Brad Miller