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Erik Miller

LHP | GiantsSF
Sacramento River Cats Sacramento River Cats
Erik Miller
Name: Erik Christopher Miller
Born: Feb 13, 1998 in Chesterfield, MO
High School: De Smet Jesuit HS, St. Louis
College: Stanford
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 240 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 4th round (120th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2019 (signed for $428,300)
A notable high school prospect in 2016, Miller ranked No. 144 on the BA 500 three years ago but ultimately decided to head to Stanford. He logged 13 starts for the Cardinal in each of his first two seasons, flashing big-time potential but struggling to put everything together for long stretches at a time. Miller’s best traits are his size—he stands at an imposing 6-foot-5, 240 pounds—and his flashes of big-time stuff. His fastball has been up to 97 mph, and last fall he was consistently throwing 94-96 mph and pairing it with a plus slider. His stuff hasn’t been quite at that level this spring, however, as Miller has has thrown mostly in the 88-92 mph range and ticking up a few notches higher at his best. While Miller’s results through his first 10 starts were solid—2.60 ERA in 52 innings with a career-high 10.21 strikeouts per nine innings—scouts think there is a high likelihood that he eventually winds up in the bullpen because of his below-average control. Miller walked a career-high 4.85 batters per nine innings through his first 10 starts this spring, not to mention his stuff could improve in shorter outings. Regardless, it would not be surprising for Miller to begin his pro career as a starter, as he has the strong, durable frame that could handle a large workload if he’s able to improve his strike-throwing ability.
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