While there may not be any actual baseball played on the field right now, the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft took place on Wednesday, June 10th.
The Los Angeles Dodgers did not have a high draft pick, but what they did with their 29th pick of the draft is grab value. Six foot five and upper 90’s value.
Bobby Miller, a junior at Louisville, was the second pitcher taken from the ACC pitching powerhouse.
He stands at 6’5, 220 pounds and has three solid pitches that include a mid to upper 90’s fastball, a slider, and a changeup that needs a little refinement.
There were questions about his delivery, but he started the season with a 2.32 ERA with 34 strikeouts in just over 23 innings. He was considered by many to be on the upswing entering the season before COVID-19 derailed baseball for everyone.
Miller has the attitude and swagger of a Walker Buehler, so don’t expect him to shy away from big moments. His body is built to pitch late into games, but some see him as being a reliever if he cannot work on improving his delivery mechanics.
Regardless, this is a great pick for the Dodgers and will bring both attitude and electric stuff to the team.
Last year, the Dodgers went with power and positional players in Kody Hoese and Michael Busch, but with the selection of Miller, the Dodgers are adding to a stockpile of young arms to supply the big league club for years.
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