Bradley Austin Miller (born October 18, 1989) is a Major League Baseball shortstop and outfielder for the Texas Rangers of the American League. He has played for the Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, and St. Louis Cardinals in the Major League Baseball (MLB).
Miller grew up in Windermere, Florida, playing Little League baseball before attending Olympia High School, where he was the team’s shortstop. Despite being taken in the 2008 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers, Miller decided to play collegiate baseball with the Clemson Tigers.
He received the Brooks Wallace Award as a junior in 2011, which is presented yearly to the finest shortstop in collegiate baseball. Miller also played in the 2009 World Baseball Challenge and the 2010 World University Baseball Championship for the United States national collegiate baseball team.
Miller played for a variety of teams during the 2019 season. He was designated for assignment after opting out of a minor level deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers and making a brief stint with the Indians.
When spending some time with the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate, the Phillies signed Miller as a utility player after Jay Bruce was promoted to the starting left field position. Miller joined the Cardinals in 2020 before rejoining the Phillies the next year.
Who Drafted Brad Miller?
The Texas Rangers
Miller was drafted in the 39th round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers, but he chose to attend Clemson University on a full baseball scholarship.
Miller started every game for Clemson as a freshman in 2009, starting all 66 games for the Tigers. On February 22, 2009, he hit his first collegiate home run in a 6–5 extra-inning triumph over Charlotte.
Miller led Clemson with a.357 hitting average as a sophomore in 2010. In 69 games, he also hit eight home runs, had a.458 on-base percentage, and swiped nine bases. In the same year, he helped Clemson go to the College World Series semifinals, where they were defeated by the University of South Carolina.