In the first round of the 2020 MLB Draft yesterday, the Dodgers, who picked 29th overall, drafted right-handed pitcher Bobby Miller from University of Louisville. Miller, a Chicago native, posted a 2.31 ERA and struck out 34 batters (12 in one game) across the four starts (23 1/3 innings) he made before the season was ended due to coronavirus.
Miller's repertoire includes a very lively fastball that can touch the upper 90s with and and a splitter/changeup as well as a cutter/slider. While debate has arisen about Miller's pitching type, he considers himself a starter, especially after a career-best year (before shutdown at Louisville) and Dodgers vice president of amateur scouting Billy Gasparino expects him to both start and "race through the minor leagues" because of" his talent level, makeup and past performance."
Bobby Miller is 21 years old, 6-5, 220 pounds, and his favorite pitcher to watch is none other than future teammate Walker Buehler. Check out some of Miller's arsenal here, broken down my MLB Network analysts, and here are the highlights from a near no-hitter to advance Louisville to the 2019 College World Series.
Information for this article was gathered from MLB.com
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