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The Phillies signed Brad Miller to a one-year contract.
Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports the deal is worth between $3 million and $3.5 million. The 31-year-old offers versatility in the infield.
Brad Miller is discussing a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network.
Miller recently played with the Phillies in 2019, playing a total of 66 games for the club. In 2020, he played 48 games with the St. Louis Cardinals. He had a .232 BA, .357 OBP, a .807 OPS, and seven home runs.
Brad Miller got the day off on Sunday as the Cardinals topped the Brewers 5-2.
Miller had a resurgent 2020 campaign but cooled off considerably down the stretch. He finishes the season worth 0.8 WAR while batting .232 with seven home runs, one stolen base, 21 runs and 25 RBI in 142 at-bats. Miller's walk rate almost doubled from 8.8% in 2019 to 14.6% this season. This is the second time Miller has finished a season with a double digit walk rate and the first time since 2017 with the Rays when it was 15.5%. Miller is on the 2021 radar as a low batting average slugger capable of hitting 30 home runs in a full season.
Brad Miller went 2-3 with one home run, one double, one RBI, one run scored and one strikeout as the Cardinals topped the Brewers 4-2 Wednesday afternoon. Miller was the DH and hit fourth for the Cardinals who are now 22-22 on the season.
Miller's home run was the seventh of the season for the third baseman. He is slashing a robust .266/.387/.522 this season but has cooled off recently. Miller is hitting .240/.333/.500 with an 88.8 MPH exit velocity in September compared to .281/.432/.491 with a 90.9 MPH exit velocity in August. Still, he is hitting behind OBP-machine Paul Goldschmidt so he should see plenty of RBI chances in the heart of the Cardinals line-up and features multi-position eligibility in Yahoo leagues. The Cardinals will play more games than any other team in baseball for the remainder of the season. For these reasons owners in standard 12-team redraft leagues can add Miller if they have room on their team.
Brad Miller led off the fourth inning with the home run to dead center field off Reds reliever Lucas Sims. He finished the game 1-4 with the home run and two strike outs. The Cardinals' improved to 20-19 with the win and control Second Place in the NL Central.
Miller has been very good for the Cardinals this season with a .274/.391/.537 slash-line in 95 at-bats this season. He hasn't been as effective in September as he was in August but he is still hitting in the heart of the Cardinals line-up behind OBP machine, Paul Goldschmidt. As such, Miller remains a recommended add for owners in 12-team standard redraft leagues but with less enthusiasm than two weeks ago when he was red hot.