Note: This page is for infielder Mike Miller who made his major league debut in 2016; for others with similar names, click here.
Michael Ryan Miller
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 170 lb.
- School Cuesta College, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
- High School De La Salle High School (Concord)
- Debut June 27, 2016
Infielder Mike Miller began his professional career in 2012. He was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the ninth round of that year's draft, one spot ahead of outfielder Joey Rickard. He was signed by scout James Woodward.
After a mediocre initial showing (though he stole 21 bases), he hit .356/.442/.489 in 15 games for the Greenville Drive in 2013 and followed that with a .305/.363/.379 line between two clubs in 2014. He played for the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League that year. He reached Triple A for the first time in 2015, hitting .219/.258/.304 in 74 games for the Pawtucket Red Sox; he hit .240/.283/.330 including his time at Double A.
Though he did not manage a hit in even a quarter of his at-bats to begin 2016, Miller was promoted to the majors. On June 27, he made his debut, replacing second baseman Dustin Pedroia in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays. In the top of the ninth, he faced pitcher Xavier Cedeno and grounded out. On July 1, he was optioned back to Pawtucket.