Cincinnati Reds pitcher Wade Miley spun a no-hitter in Friday's win over the Cleveland Indians, striking out eight and allowing one walk over nine innings. Miley's no-hitter was the second in Major League Baseball this week and the fourth already this season.
At age 34, Miley has essentially reinvented himself with a new pitch mix. While he used to rely heavily on his sinker earlier in his career, he has recently begun to utilize a cutter approximately 50% of the time while offsetting it with a changeup that he throws around 30% of the time. Obviously, the early returns have been excellent. He has all but ditched his sinker and four-seam fastball. While Miley still isn't posting big strikeout numbers, this new approach is successfully keeping opposing hitters off balance and is helping him limit hard contact. Through 36 innings in 2021, Miley has a 2.00 ERA and a WHIP that was already below 1.00 even before Friday's no-hitter. He is still available in more than 60% of leagues and is worth an add in all formats right now, even with some expected regression on the horizon.