Shelby Miller, Starting Pitcher, Arizona Diamondbacks, #26


Date of Birth: 10/10/1990
Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Shelby Miller, starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks, was a top player in high school before being drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2009. He played in the Cardinals' minor league system from 2009 through most of 2012, when he was called up to pitch in 6 games with the Cardinals. He ended his minor league career with a 29-21 record and a 3.73 ERA.

In 2013, Miller pitched 173.1 innings in 31 games with the Cardinals. He finished the season with a 15-9 record with 169 strikeouts to 57 walks and a 3.06 ERA.

Miller finished the 2014 season with a 10-9 record, 127 strikeouts to 73 walks, and a 3.74 ERA in 183.0 innings in 32 games. In the postseason, he pitched 9.1 innings in 2 games and he gave up 11 hits and 5 runs.

On November 18, 2014, Miller was traded to the Atlanta Braves for Jason Heyward. He pitched a complete game shutout in 99 pitches on May 5, 2015. He finished the 2015 season with a 3.02 ERA, a 6-17 record, and 171 strikeouts to 73 walks in 205.1 innings in 33 games.

Miller was traded to the Diamondbacks on December 8, 2015. He spent part of the 2016 season on the DL. He finished the season with a 6.15 ERA, 3 wins to 12 losses, and 70 strikeouts to 42 walks in 101.0 innings in 20 games.

Miller spent most of the 2017 season on the DL, pitching just 22.0 innings in 4 games with the Diamondbacks.

Career pitching statistics for Miller through 2016 include:

  • 126 games played
  • 698.1 innings pitched
  • 37-49 win-loss record
  • 573 strikeouts to 261 walks
  • 3.67 ERA

Personal Life

Miller married Amy Peters on November 16, 2013.

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Shelby Miller
ESPN - Shelby Miller