Phillies: 24 Departed Players from 2019 Major League Roster

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 15: Brad Miller #33 of the Philadelphia Phillies during a game against the Boston Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park on September 15, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Red Sox won 6-3. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 15: Brad Miller #33 of the Philadelphia Phillies during a game against the Boston Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park on September 15, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Red Sox won 6-3. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images) /
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UTIL Brad Miller (Free Agent)

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WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 25: Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Brad Miller (33) comes up to bat during the game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals on September 25, 2019, at Nationals Park, in Washington D.C. (Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
  • Seattle Mariners (2013-15)
  • Tampa Bay Rays (2016-18)
  • Milwaukee Brewers (2018)
  • Cleveland Indians (2019)
  • Philadelphia Phillies (2019)

Update, 2/12: The St. Louis Cardinals signed utility player Brad Miller to a one-year, major league contract.

Utility player Brad Miller‘s stint in Philadelphia was short-lived, yet he surely made the most of the plate appearances he received.

In 66 games, Miller slugged 12 home runs and 21 RBI; not to mention, over his last nine games of the season, he hit seven home runs and 10 RBI.

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Miller finished the season slugging .610 in red pinstripes across 130 plate appearances. The only other Phillies to match that with at least as many plate appearances include Mike Schmidt, Ryan Howard, and Rhys Hoskins. Also, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Matt Breen, Miller became the first player in Phillies history with three multi-homer games in a span of nine games.

Through seven seasons and 759 games, Miller has slashed .241/.314/.419 with 109 doubles, 88 home runs, 293 RBI, 252 walks and 634 strikeouts. His best season came with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2016, in which he slugged 30 home runs and 81 RBI across 152 games.

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Miller played a significant role in helping the Phillies finish at least at the .500 mark. It is surprising he at least did not receive a minor-league invite from the team, although perhaps he is looking for a big-league deal elsewhere.