As we all know by now the Cardinals have called up their 2011 #1 Overall prospect from AAA Memphis to the major league bullpen for the stretch run. This move comes with very little downside roster-wise and a nice bonus for a top prospect after a good season. More after the jump.
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With Shelby Miller showing that he is returning to his old form and Oscar Taveras continuing to tear up the Texas League that leaves us with a dilemma here towards the end of the season. Who is your number 1 prospect?
The Cardinals top prospect has had 3 great starts in a row and hasn’t allowed a walk in his last 5 starts. Let’s take a look after the jump at the numbers and what everyone is saying about him.
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Take a look at the table below:
Which of those players are you worried about? The player with the lowest strikeout rate — Player C? The player with the worst K:BB rate — Player B?
If you’re the average fan as of late, you’re worried about Player A, Shelby Miller. The player who has a better strikeout and walk rate than Trevor Rosenthal, Player B, at a higher level of competition. The player with a better strikeout rate than Carlos Martinez, Player C.
I was going to write about another player for today, but with Shelby Miller the hot topic today thanks to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The quote and my analysis are after the jump.
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(azruavatar note: This post was written on 6/1 and … then the draft happened. It’s my fault, not Jeff’s, that it didn’t run pre-draft and now I’m working to unbacklog some posts. Any stats in this post are prior to his most recent start on June 5th. I hope to complete — and update — draft recaps this weekend. Apologies for the delays.)
Keith Law reported recently that it seems like Shelby Miller seems “bored” in AAA and his fastball has moved down to more of an average pitch in the 90-93 MPH range as opposed to the plus pitch that he had been sporting in the recent past. I’m not going to speculate on that, but instead take a look at his numbers and see what they can tell us.
I’m super busy with moving this week, so I’m going to keep it short and sweet. Previously, we have talked a bunch about age and how it matters for prospect status and age vs league average age. Minor League Central has a great page with the youngest players per level and per league. Let’s take a look at which Cardinals show up after the jump.
SEO tells me that I am contractually obligated to write an article on Shelby Miller today and so I comply.
Update #2: The Hummel article linked below now fleshes out most of the details related to the article now. Post-Dispatch pulls one of their awesome journalistic updates with no indication that the article has changed from original posting. Huge fan of that.
Update #1: Miller declines to comment (via Kary Booher). More indication that suspension will be brief.
Interested to see whether StL media pursues this.
Rick Hummel has the story at the Post-Dispatch.
We’ll see if this story has legs (my guess is yes) and more details emerge.
Here’s a two part interview between (what I believe is) a Palm Beach staffer and top pitching prospect Shelby Miller.
They’re brief but I’m actually surprised by how blunt he is in answering what could be construed as critical questions. He also seems much older than I perceived him to be last year. Not quite the same fresh faced, wide-eyed look we got from the Texan right out of high school.