What should we expect from Andrew Miller?

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    What should we expect from Andrew Miller?

    We've all heard it before.  Former top prospect with seemingly unlimited untapped potential, never living up to the hype.  It seems as though that hype has mostly faded, but what should we realistically expect out of Miller.

    He's been called up, not because of performance, but because his 30 day rehab assignment ended and a move needed to be made.  Typically, if I see a pitcher with a K/9 over 18, I want him pitching late innings, high leverage situations.  If I see a pitcher with more than 9 BB/9 I don't want them anywhere near an MLB roster.  In Andrew Miller's AAA numbers, we have both.  Miller has 23 K's in 11 AAA innings on his rehab assignment to go along with 14 BB's.  That's an 18.8 K/9 and an 11.5 BB/9.  He had an ERA of 5.73 in AAA while opponents were hitting just .105 against him.

    The pitcher is a mystery wrapped within an enigma.  I don't expect him to be used in any high leverage situations in the early going, but what should we reasonably expect from him?  He's actually been good against lefties ("just" 3 BB's in 5 innings to go along with 13K's and a .063 opp avg), but we already have Hill as a LOOGY.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Re: What should we expect from Andrew Miller?

       Another INJURY !!!!!!!!
     
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    [QUOTE]We've all heard it before.  Former top prospect with seemingly unlimited untapped potential, never living up to the hype.  It seems as though that hype has mostly faded, but what should we realistically expect out of Miller. He's been called up, not because of performance, but because his 30 day rehab assignment ended and a move needed to be made.  Typically, if I see a pitcher with a K/9 over 18, I want him pitching late innings, high leverage situations.  If I see a pitcher with more than 9 BB/9 I don't want them anywhere near an MLB roster.  In Andrew Miller's AAA numbers, we have both.  Miller has 23 K's in 11 AAA innings on his rehab assignment to go along with 14 BB's.  That's an 18.8 K/9 and an 11.5 BB/9.  He had an ERA of 5.73 in AAA while opponents were hitting just .105 against him. The pitcher is a mystery wrapped within an enigma.  I don't expect him to be used in any high leverage situations in the early going, but what should we reasonably expect from him?  He's actually been good against lefties ("just" 3 BB's in 5 innings to go along with 13K's and a .063 opp avg), but we already have Hill as a LOOGY. Thoughts?
    Posted by JB-3[/QUOTE]

    I think we know what to expect JB, some mind boggling terrific stuff mixed in with wildness.
     
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    [QUOTE]   Another INJURY !!!!!!!!
    Posted by Bill-806[/QUOTE]

    LOL, I wouldn't be surprised.  Especially if he's walking 10+ per 9 innings and we need to make room for Dice/Cook.
     
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    Re: What should we expect from Andrew Miller?

    I expect he never pitches well for the Sox big club again.
     
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    Re: What should we expect from Andrew Miller?

    Millers problem has always been control.  In ST Bobby V said his control might be affected by using a windup, so maybe he will be OK in the bullpen. 
     
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    [QUOTE]Millers problem has always been control.  In ST Bobby V said his control might be affected by using a windup, so maybe he will be OK in the bullpen. 
    Posted by maxbialystock[/QUOTE]
    His entire rehab assignment has been out of the pen and he's still walking 11.5 per 9 innings.  Maybe McClure can figure him out?
     
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    Re: What should we expect from Andrew Miller?

    Expectations should be based on past performance. Expect Miller to show a live arm , but absolutely no command of his pitches.
     
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    [QUOTE]Expectations should be based on past performance. Expect Miller to show a live arm , but absolutely no command of his pitches.
    Posted by dgalehouse[/QUOTE]
    The problem with that is that there isn't much of a sample of Miller as a reliever.

    As a reliever: 8.65 K/9 and 8.65 BB/9 with a 1.92 WHIP and 6.55 ERA in just 34 1/3 innings.  So in short, not good at all, but about a half season of a sample.
     
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    Re: What should we expect from Andrew Miller?

    Walks and inconsistency, another high upside guy signed by this management last year. Ony he was a Theo guy. Oh yeah Ben he should put us over the top this year. Cherrington is saying that when we get Youkillis, Matssusaka, Bailey, and Crawford back it is better that any trade we could make. Young Ben by that time the we will be so far back we will need a crane to get us out if the hole we dug.
     
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    Re: What should we expect from Andrew Miller?

    An ERA of about 15.00.
     

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