Spring Training is a great time for fans to get to see a lot of unknown talent. Dodgers fans have had the opportunity this year to see a few guys that they might not otherwise see outside of the Cactus League. A few of these guys are even a couple of years away from making a big league impact.
One guy that might end up being closer than people think is Bobby Miller. The Dodgers picked up Miller in the first round of the 2020 draft out of the University of Louisville. Now the number 7 prospect in the system, there’s a lot to be excited about for Miller.
He got his first taste of big-league action this week by making an appearance in a Cactus League game. The Dodgers prospect came out firing gas and pitched a scoreless outing despite hitting a batter. Manager Dave Roberts had rave reviews following his outing,
Yeah, I thought the same thing as far as Landon[Knack]. Getting into a big-league game, the adrenaline pumping. Really good fastball, the breaking ball got a nice double-play. Really good. Im excited to watch him continue to develop.
Miller is projected to be Major League-ready by 2023, according to the MLB prospect pipeline. But with his velocity and developed slider, there are not many hurdles to get to the Dodgers big league squad.
Scouts do worry about the effort in his delivery and what that means for his control long-term. But the Dodgers working on building his strength could help get his control in order. Slotting Miller behind guys like Walker Buehler and Dustin May could make for a crazy good starting rotation in the near future.
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