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Cleveland Indians pitcher Andrew Miller said players are "not necessarily for the changes MLB wants," including the potential use of a pitch clock, but said they are hoping to avoid a high-profile standoff with the league office about pace-of-play decisions.
Miller, a Major League Baseball Players Association representative, talked to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com about the ongoing discussions Friday.
"This is not something we want to turn into a big fight or some sort of ugly showdown about us trying to make a point," Miller said. "MLB thinks they have a way to speed up games. It's really important to them. They've made it abundantly clear. We just don't necessarily love the way they're doing it.
These players could see a big change statistically if they make a move to the bullpen in 2018.
As fantasy owners, we must change our thinking as the game changes. In the past couple of years we have seen a rise in home runs and a decrease in stolen bases, but that is not the only change we have seen within the game.
The amount of 200 inning pitchers has started to decline, but with that we have seen more and more relieve pitchers make their way into the top 300 on the player rater.
As I stated in one of my prior posts, there were 21 pure relieve pitchers in 2017 that had less than 5 saves and still ranked in the top 300. A lot of these dominant relieve pitchers started off as "failed starters". For example Andrew Miller, Dellin Betances and most recently, Archie Bradley were all struggling to produce at the major league level until they made a move to the bullpen. Below are some of the players that could make their way in this category if given the chance to come out of the bullpen.
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The current trend indicates that there has been minimal movement in terms of ADDS or DROPS for Miller. In the past week his own percentage has decreased by 0.14% . Meanwhile his start percentage has decreased by 3.16% .
In the past 30 days, the highest own percentage for Miller is 92.97% and his lowest is 86.09%. In terms of start percentages, his highest start percentage is 74.81% and lowest is 63.16%.
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