• Full name Jacob Lee Miller
  • Born 08/10/2003 in Columbus, OH
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 180 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Liberty Union
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (46th overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2022 (signed for $1,700,400).
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    A shorter, 6-foot, 172-pound righthander, Miller has shown impressive feel to spin the baseball for years and his fastball velocity has steadily trended in the right direction. In the fall of 2020, Miller was sitting in the 89-93 mph range, then during the showcase circuit in 2021, pitched in the low 90s and ran the pitch up to 94-95 mph at peak. This spring, Miller has continued to find more velocity and has been up to 96-97 mph. He throws two breaking balls, both of which have drawn plus grades and show impressive spin rates in the 2,300-2,400 rpm range. The first is a curveball in the 76-80 mph range that features sharp bite and tight spin with depth and power. The second is a slider in the low 80s that also has hard spin and break. While the pitches can blend at times, they show distinct enough separation for the most part, and regardless of the pitch classification are potential plus offerings. Miller has shown some feel for a mid-80s changeup, but it is currently a distinct fourth pitch used infrequently. Miller doesn’t have a ton of physical projection, but he is a polished strike thrower with a deliberate delivery he repeats well. There’s some stabbing action in the back of his arm stroke and a spinoff in his finish, but he shows the ability to spot up and change speeds well. He’s committed to Louisville but checks plenty of boxes and could be a top-two round pick.

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  • RHP Jacob Miller assigned to Beloit Sky Carp.
  • Jupiter Hammerheads sent RHP Jacob Miller on a rehab assignment to FCL Marlins.
  • Jupiter Hammerheads sent RHP Jacob Miller on a rehab assignment to FCL Marlins.
  • Jupiter Hammerheads placed RHP Jacob Miller on the 7-day injured list retroactive to June 24, 2023.
  • RHP Jacob Miller assigned to Jupiter Hammerheads from FCL Marlins.

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