A trio of Dodgers prospects were in the starting lineup for Saturday’s MLB Futures Game at Dodger Stadium. Flame-throwing pitcher Bobby Miller started on the mound for the NL side, with LA’s top prospect, Diego Cartaya, catching the Dodgers top pitching prospect.
Cuban infielder Miguel Vargas, who’s recently gotten some starts in the outfield in Triple-A, started the game at second base.
Prior to the game, Vargas was kind enough to leave a comical message for Miller in the locker room playing on the oh-so-obvious “Miller Time” nickname.
Upon arriving in the Dodgers clubhouse today for the Futures Game, Miguel Vargas went and left a message for his fellow Dodgers prospect on one of the whiteboards: pic.twitter.com/9RtpqOlFbJ
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) July 16, 2022
Miller got the message.
The former Louisville standout struck out the side in the first inning and according to MLB.com’s Sam Dykstra, averaged an impressive 98.9 mph on his fastball. His fastest heater was clocked at 100.3 mph.
The promising Dodgers prospect gave up one earned run, but definitely flashed the stuff that has some scouts and fans drooling.
After the game, Miller talked about having the opportunity to have Cartaya catch him (quotes via The Athletic’s Fabian Ardaya).
“That was awesome. Hopefully one day it could be like that in the big leagues one day.”
An excited Vargas, who’s LA’s fifth-overall prospect explained how Saturday was an emotional day for him.
“That was kind of a special moment. I hope we can do that soon in the future, with the Dodgers. … It was an emotional day. Being at Dodger Stadium, all the fans here, it’s probably the best moment of my life playing baseball.”
Dodgers fans are hoping that Vargas, Miller, and Cartaya have plenty more magical moments coming their way at Dodger Stadium in the future.
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