Things in baseball may be moving slowly, but that hasn’t stopped the Dodgers from getting things done. Los Angeles has made things official by signing their first-round pick.
The Dodgers took Bobby Miller out of the University of Louisville in the first round of the 2020 draft. The hard-throwing right-hander was one of just five draft picks during a shortened draft for Los Angeles.
The deal became official today when the Dodgers signed Miller to a $2.2 million. The 29th slot was estimated to be worth $2.4 million, meaning Los Angeles saves some bonus pool money for signing other picks.
I can confirm the Dodgers signed Bobby Miller, their first-round pick, for $2.2 million, as @jimcallisMLB reported. The slot value for the pick was $2.4 million so the Dodgers saved some bonus pool money they can use for other picks.
— Jorge Castillo (@jorgecastillo) June 19, 2020
The move is sort of all the Dodgers are able to do right now, given that there is a transaction freeze across baseball. MLB and the player’s union are still trying to figure out a way to get baseball going, but until then, we’ll have to be satisfied with draft signings.
— Bobby Miller (@BMilled15) June 19, 2020
Miller profiles as a relief pitcher long-term, given the high effort delivery that he possesses. But at his best, Miller can be an incredibly powerful arm, touching the high 90s with triple-digit potential. He could possibly slot into the bullpen before Brusdar Graterol in the future.