Brad Miller Biography
Brad Miller is an American professional baseball infielder for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He now plays for New York Yankees.
Brad previously played for the Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, Milwaukee Brewers, and Cleveland Indians. He played college baseball for the Clemson Tigers, with whom he won the Brooks Wallace Award as the top shortstop in college baseball. He also played as an outfielder with the Mariners.
Brad Miller Age
Miller was born on October 18, 1989. He is aged 29 years as of 2018.
Brad Miller Net Worth
The Baseball Player has a net worth of $45 million.
Brad Miller Career
He was born in Orlando, Florida, and grew up in Windermere, Florida. Miller’s father Steve played college baseball for the University of Northern Iowa. Miller attended Olympia High School in Orlando. Out of high school, the Texas Rangers selected Miller in the 39th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft. He instead opted to attend Clemson University.
While playing for the Clemson Tigers baseball team, Miller was selected to the 2009 and 2010 Collegiate National Teams, appearing in the 2009 World Baseball Challenge, and the 2010 World University Baseball Championship. During his junior year he won the 2011 Brooks Wallace Award as the top college baseball shortstop in the nation, after leading the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in batting average (.395) and on-base percentage (.498), and was named a Louisville Slugger First-Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball. Miller was also named the ACC Player of the Year.Brad Miller Photo
The Seattle Mariners selected Miller in the second round, with the 62nd overall selection, of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft, and he signed for a $750,000 signing bonus. While playing for Seattle’s Class A-Advanced California League High Desert Mavericks, he posted a slash line of .339 (9th in the league).412 (7th).524, with 89 runs (7th) and 33 doubles (3rd), and was the April 16 Player of the Week, a mid-season All Star, and an MiLB.com Organization All Star in 2012.
He was named a Player of the Week on April 15 for the Jackson Generals in the Southern League for whom he batted .294 (9th in the league).379/.471, an All-Star Futures Game selection for the Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League for whom he batted .356/.426/.596, and was again an MiLB.com Organization All Star in 2013.
He made his MLB debut with the Mariners on June 28, 2013. He was voted the AL Player of the Week in July 21. He hit his first grand slam on September 28 in a game in which he hit two home runs. In 76 games, he hit .265/.318/.418, with six triples (6th in the AL), eight home runs, 36 runs batted in (RBIs), and a career-high 13 stolen bases, in 306 at bats.
He opened the 2014 season as the Mariners’ starting shortstop. Miller was ineffective offensively, hitting just .221/.288/.365, with 10 home runs and 36 RBIs, in 367 at bats, in 123 games. During spring training of 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.
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. He won his second AL Player of the Week Award on May 17. For the season, Miller hit .258/.329/.402, with 11 home runs and 46 RBIs, in 438 at bats, in 144 games played.
The Rays traded Miller to the Milwaukee Brewers for first baseman/outfielder Ji-man Choi on June 10, 2018. He was optioned to the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox later that day, for whom he played eight games. Miller was designated for assignment on July 28 in order to make room for newly acquired infielder Mike Moustakas on the active roster, and was released on July 31, 2018.
With Milwaukee in 2018 he batted .230/.288/.378 with 2 home runs and 8 RBIs in 74 at bats. When Miller was released he had microfracture surgery and right hip labrum surgery to address an injury he had initially suffered in April 2017, and was on crutches for eight weeks.
He signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on February 28, 2019. Miller opted out of his contract and became a free agent on March 21. He signed a major league contract with the Cleveland Indians on March 24. The Indians designated him for assignment on April 15. After clearing waivers, Miller elected free agency on April 17. With Cleveland in 2019 he batted .250/.325/.417 with one home run and four RBIs in 36 at bats.
New York Yankees
Miller signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees on April 22, 2019. With the Yankees’ AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in the International League in 2019, he batted .294/.399/.596 with 10 homers and 29 RBIs in 136 at bats in 41 games.
On June 13, 2019, Miller was acquired by the Philadelphia Phillies from the New York Yankees for cash considerations.
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