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At just 22, Shelby Miller has taken the St. Louis Cardinals and the MLB by storm to help St. Louis to the best record in baseball at 34-17.
Miller is part of a pitching staff that leads the majors in ERA (3.07), ranks second in quality starts (33) and third in WHIP (1.20). However, his individual performance will have him in the running for the National League Rookie of the Year award.
Miller is 5-3 on the season to go with a 2.02 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 9.39 strikeouts per nine innings. The youngster already has a few standout performances on the mound this season, none better than a one-hit, complete game shutout in which he fanned 13 Colorado Rockies on May 10.
The Cards starter has surrendered no more than three runs in any of his three losses, making him one of St. Louis' best assets.
If Miller continues this type of performance through the second half of the season, he'll be taking home some hardware after the regular season.