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Brian Miller

#5 | LF/CF/RF | MarlinsMIA
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Brian Miller
Name: Brian Christopher Miller
Born: Aug 20, 1995 in Raleigh, NC
High School: Millbrook HS, Raleigh, N.C.
College: North Carolina
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 186 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (36th overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2017 (signed for $1,888,800)
Coming out of Millbrook High in Raleigh, N.C., Miller was lightly recruited and committed as a recruited walk-on to UNC Asheville. When North Carolina's recruiting class was decimated in the 2014 draft (six of the first 64 players picked were preps committed to UNC, all six signed), the Tar Heels had spots to fill and found Miller at a summer camp. His brother Rick ran track and cross country at North Carolina, making Miller an easy signee, and his legs got him onto the field as a freshman, when he played DH. He played first base and right field as a sophomore before taking over in center as a junior and has the plus speed (some scouts consider him a true 70 runner) and improved reads, range and instincts to be an asset defensively in center. Miller has had a streaky spring season with the bat, rolling over too many balls while trying to incorporate his lower half more and show more pull power. He's had more success spraying line drives from left-center to the right-field line, using his speed and setting the table, but his below-average power limits his ceiling and could keep him from being a big league regular. He has a strong wood-bat track record, hitting .327 in the Cape Cod League in 2016 and .389 in 2015 in the Coastal Plain League. His athleticism, speed and contact bat could land him as high as the second round.
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