News: 5 days agoMiller threw live batting practice in Tuesday's summer camp session, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Spin: The veteran southpaw seems to be completely over the general discomfort he was feeling back in spring training. That's especially good news for the Cardinals bullpen, considering Miller is set to once again handle a significant amount of setup work and potentially even see some save opportunities while Jordan Hicks (elbow) remains out.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: The perennial potential closer has not had a double-digit save year since 2016, but he keeps trucking along. The lanky lefty continues slinging the slider home at increasing rates, and it is now his primary pitch. His fastball velocity has lost a few ticks over the past few seasons, but the slider is still a strong pitch for him and the source of most of his strikeouts. His 30% strikeout rate looks closer-worthy, but on a contending team, his WHIP and home run rates simply will not play in the ninth inning. Carlos Martinez wants to become a starter, but Giovanny Gallegos has the better skills to take over the closer role. Draft Miller for strikeouts, vultured wins and spot saves and you will not be disappointed.