Now that the Yankees non-tendered Clint Frazier (who subsequently signed with the Cubs), no one remains in the organization with a direct connection to the Andrew Miller trade.
On July 31, 2016, the Yankees traded Miller to Cleveland for a handful of prospects: Frazier, Justus Sheffield, Ben Heller, and J.P. Feyereisen. The deal was considered a haul for New York at the time, as Frazier (44th) and Sheffield (81st) were top 100 prospects according to Baseball America. And yet, in hindsight, it looks like Cleveland won the trade (I know, I know: hindsight is 20/20). Prospects are exciting but oftentimes miss.
Miller was a pivotal part of the bullpen for Cleveland’s pennant-winning club in 2016 and was excellent again in 2017. Frazier had some awful luck health wise, showed flashes of excellence in 2020, but never could put it all together in The Bronx. Sheffield was spun off for James Paxton a couple of years later in a deal that worked out pretty well for the Yanks. Heller struggled to stay healthy, and the Yankees dealt Feyereisen to Milwaukee in 2019.