• Full name Cole Miller
  • Born 05/02/2005 in Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Newbury Park (Calif.) HS
  • Drafted in the 4th round (103rd overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2023 (signed for $1,000,000).
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    School: Newbury Park (Calif.) HS Source: HS

    Commit/Drafted: UCLA
    Age At Draft: 18.2
    BA Grade:45/Extreme
    Tools:Fastball: 55. Slider: 50. Changeup: 45. Control: 45.

    Miller’s fastball sat in the low-90s on the high school showcase circuit last summer and into the fall, but his velocity ticked up this spring to help him emerge as one of the top high school pitching prospects on the West Coast. He posted a 1.34 ERA with 60 strikeouts and 10 walks in 41.2 innings as a senior while playing solid high school competition at Newbury Park (Calif.) High, whose long list of pro alumni includes Miller’s older brother, Jake, a righthander in the Guardians organization. Miller is a big righthander with a powerful 6-foot-6, 225-pound frame and growing stuff. His fastball sits 90-92 mph and touches 95 with boring armside life out of an easy delivery and has room to keep ticking up as he gets stronger. His 80-84 mph slider has good depth when it’s timed up and flashes average potential, and he has feel for a nascent mid-80s changeup with solid deception. Miller has advanced pitchability for his age and throws strikes with ease to both sides of the plate, although he can get scattered when he tires. Miller can be a bit stiff in his delivery at times and he struggles to hold his stuff, leading to some concerns about reliever risk, but his physicality, room to add velocity and ability to throw three pitches for strikes makes him a starter for most teams. He boosted his stock with a strong showing at the draft combine after the season and has a chance to be selected late on the draft’s first day or early on the second day. He is committed to UCLA.

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  • RHP Cole Miller assigned to ACL Athletics.
  • Oakland Athletics signed RHP Cole Miller.

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