Wade Miley (SP)
Wade Miley threw his 6 scheduled innings Thursday against the Twins. He allowed 3 ER on 4 hits and a walk while striking out 4.
Fantasy Impact: Miley should benefit from Boston's infield defense which figures to be quite a bit better than Arizona's was in 2014. You can expect a ton of innings from Miley along with a decent ERA and some K's. Just know that a high WHIP is likely in store as well.
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Saturday against the Pirates Wade Miley cruised through his scheduled 5 innings allowing only 2 hits and 2 walks without giving up any runs. He aslo sat down 5 by way of the K.
Fantasy Impact: Miley has the potential to pile up a lot of innings for Boston in 2015. That makes him an appealing option in points leagues since you can get him for cheap and use him as your 4th or 5th starter.
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On Monday, Wade Miley went 3 innings against the Cardinals giving up 3 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 2 and didn't allow a run.
Fantasy Impact: Wade Miley would have been a decent option for K's (184 in 201.1 IP) in 2014 if not for a 4.34 ERA and a 1.401 WHIP. The DBacks atrocious defense had something to do with that, but with an FIP at 3.98 in both 2013 and 2014 there's more to the story. Boston's infield defense should help the groundball pitcher somewhat, but you'll still want to keep an eye on Miley's walk rate this spring before taking a late round flier on him.
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Wade Miley signs three year, $19.25 million contract with Red Sox avoiding arbitration hearing. (Source: Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The Red Sox were able to get Miley to sign a team friendly contract for the next three years and avoid arbitration. Miley should be the third or fourth starter in Boston's rotation. After a strong 2013 season with Arizona, Miley struggled last year with the Diamondbacks who decided to part ways with him and trade him to Boston. Miley is currently ranked pretty low in fantasy rankings and could be a steal later in drafts. Miley still has upside and could have strong season with a great Red Sox coaching staff.
The Red Sox have acquired Wade Miley from the Diamondbacks for a package of Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster, and Raymel Flores (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: The Red Sox continue to retool their starting rotation with the addition of southpaw Wade Miley. The 28-year-old performed modestly in Arizona last year, but showed a much improved strikeout rate and fell victim to the league's second highest HR/FB rate. In an improved pitching enviornment, look for an improvement in Miley's HR/FB%, and Miley to become someone that fantasy owners will want to keep tabs on.
The Diamondbacks dealt starting pitcher Wade Miley to the Red Sox for Allen Webster, Rubby De La Rosa and a minor leaguer. (Source: Ken Rosenthal)
Fantasy Impact: Not even 24 hours after losing free agent starting pitcher Jon Lester, the Red Sox have made a move to bring Miley to Fenway. Going from the NL West to the AL East will certainly be a hurdle to get over, but Miley's durability over the past three seasons give him a good chance to be a middle of the rotation starter that can contribute a healthy amount of strikeouts in the fantasy world.
The Diamondbacks tendered a contract to starting pitcher Wade Miley. All six arbitration-eligible players were offered a contract and the two sides will exchange proposed salary figures for the 2015 season on Jan. 16 and, if necessary, arbitration hearings are scheduled to take place from Feb. 1-21. (Source: Steve Gilbert)
Fantasy Impact: Miley was the only thing reliable about the Dbacks’ pitching rotation last season. After logging 200+ innings in consecutive seasons, Miley’s ERA increased to an ugly 4.34, but he also increased his strikeouts to a career high 183 -- good for the 12th best in the NL. With Patrick Corbin and Jeremy Hellickson set to be a part of the rotation, it might not be Wade’s world anymore in Phoenix, but he could supply some much needed strikeouts in the fantasy world.