Andrew Miller, Indians, RP
The intensity of late inning postseason baseball can’t be equaled, as the final three innings usually equal the most high leverage situations of the game.
Thankfully, the Indians have Andrew Miller.
But will he be the same pitcher he was in 2016?
Miller began the year pitching in the World Baseball Classic, and the Indians were very careful with how they brought him along, considering how deep he pitched into the 2016 postseason.
Miller ended up spending significant time in August and September on the DL with a knee injury, and all the Tribe did was go on a historic winning streak.
Miller came back to the finish the year, and indications he can be as good as he was last year, but there should be some concern.
He hasn’t pitched with any pressure for awhile now, but he finished the 2017 regular season on a high note.
After returning from the DL Sept. 14, Miller appeared in nine games and pitched eight total innings. He surrendered five hits and struck out 16.