Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Time to Shine: Andrew Miller

Earlier today, we started hearing whispers and rumblings that Andrew Miller was going to get called up. He has a contract clause allowing him to opt-out of his deal if he's not in the Majors by June 15th. What we don't know is in what capacity he'll be used.

I wanted to get excited about him for fantasy; he had good results the last two times out. Still, that was too small of a sample to do anything. After taking a peek at this blog post from the Boston Globe's esteemed Peter Abraham, we pulled the trigger and added Andrew Miller to our fantasy team staff.

The post is worth a read, but the main selling points for us were:
In his last five starts, Miller has allowed seven earned runs over 30.1 innings with seven walks and 30 strikeouts.

Miller went 5.1 innings against Charlotte tonight, allowing one run on five hits with one walk and 10 strikeouts. He has a 2.47 earned run average this season.

According to the source, the Sox are planning to start Miller against the San Diego Padres next week
We have always said that big lefties take longer to figure it out. Although Andrew failed on our fantasy team in the past, that was our fault; he wasn't ready. He has our full confidence.

No pressure, Andrew, we're all counting on you.

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