Wade Miley Cincinnati Reds

Age: 33 (November 13, 1986) | 6' 0" | 220lbs. | Throws: Left P-16
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
SEA A- 2016 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 7 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a
SEA AL 2016 7 8 0 0 19 19 112.0 117 18 34 82 4.98 1.35 1.44 2.7 6.6 .297 47/20/33 -0 3
BAL AL 2016 2 5 0 0 11 11 54.0 70 7 15 55 6.17 1.57 1.63 2.5 9.2 .393 49/28/24 -7 -3
BAL AL 2017 8 15 0 0 32 32 157.0 179 25 93 142 5.62 1.73 1.68 5.3 8.1 .339 50/23/27 -17 -6
MIL AA 2018 1 2 0 0 7 7 25.1 27 3 4 28 3.55 1.22 1.32 1.4 9.9 .356 n/a
MIL NL 2018 5 2 0 0 16 16 80.2 71 3 27 50 2.57 1.21 1.10 3.0 5.6 .277 53/24/24 9 8
HOU AL 2019 14 6 0 0 33 33 167.0 164 23 61 140 3.99 1.35 1.37 3.3 7.5 .299 50/21/30 13 14
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a
Career 9yrs 85 82 0 0 249 245 1401.2 1451 157 490 1115 4.23 1.38 1.38 3.1 7.2 .313 n/a
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How much did Miley's September collapse cost him?

Who knows, but it was a lot.  The writers at MLBTR got it almost exactly right as they guessed in early November what he would get as a free agent. They were less successful guessing the team.

24.  Wade Miley – Angels.  Two years, $16MM.  Miley is coming off a solid year for the Astros in which he posted a 3.98 ERA in 33 starts. The veteran southpaw, 33 this month, had a 3.06 ERA after his August 30th start in Toronto. Then the wheels came off, as he was clobbered for 28 hits and 21 earned runs in 11 1/3 innings over his next five starts and was left off the Astros’ ALCS and World Series rosters.

When Miley is going well, he succeeds by way of soft contact. This year he posted an 81st percentile hard-hit percentage and 75th percentile average exit velocity. Miley reinvented himself by ramping up the usage of his cutter, throwing the pitch more than 40 percent of the time starting in 2018 with the Brewers. As he explained last year to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel“You suck enough in this game – and I did, for two straight years – I guess insanity is what comes to mind. I kept doing the same thing and expecting a different result and finally I was just like, ‘I’ve got to make an adjustment.’ That’s what I came up with.”

Despite the late-season swoon, the new version of Miley can provide stability at the back end of a starting rotation. With the exception of 2018, Miley made 29 or more starts each season dating back to 2012. The Angels, Braves, Phillies, Mets, Brewers, Cubs, Pirates, Blue Jays, White Sox, Twins, Giants, Mariners, or Rangers could be fits.

Signed with Reds for two years, $15MM.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 6

Another humorous comment I saw today regarding the Athletic's story on Miley tipping pitches...

Article:  Was Miley surprised the Astros — a team known for its expertise with video — failed to pick up on something that, to trained eyes, should have been more apparent?

Comment: "the Astros — a team known for its expertise with video" - that's one way to put it!

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Dec 24 '19

Will pitch for the Reds this year and possibly the next. Two years, $15 million.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 17 '19
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 1.5 FIP 3.59 SIERA 4.66 FB 20% FBv 90.8 HR/FB 5% Hard 37% LOB 76%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 2.0 FIP 4.51 SIERA 4.80 FB 22% FBv 90.5 HR/FB 15% Hard 36% LOB 74%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19