Day 24 features Andrew Miller, and if that name sounds familiar, would saying “Yankees” make it click? Andrew Miller was drafted by the Yankees in the 34th Round of the 2015 MLB Draft. Confused? Despite having a left handed closer named Andrew Miller, the Bronx Bombers thought two Millers might be better than one, and selected a second Andrew Miller, also a lefty, from Stratford, New Jersey. However the only pinstripes the younger Miller will don this year, will have Maryland printed across the front.
Even before the Yankees drafted him, Andrew tweeted:
Getting drafted or not I’m still in a win win situation! Gonna spend 3-4 amazing years at UMD 🐢⚾️
— Andrew Miller (@AndrewMiller_15) June 10, 2015
So good news for the Terps. In his senior year at Sterling High School, Andrew pitched in 52 2/3 innings, allowing just 25 hits, while striking out 88. The southpaw was named first-team All-Conference as both an outfielder and a pitcher. He figures to be an especially valuable asset for the Terps, as Maryland lost lefties Alex Robinson, Zach Morris, and Jake Drossner to the draft.
Players on the team were kind enough to fill out a questionnaire, so here’s what Andrew had to say about baseball and beyond…
Favorite baseball memory growing up: Playing up in Cooperstown and going to the Baseball Hall of Fame
Why he chose Maryland: I choose Maryland because it just felt like home. I knew when I first stepped on campus that I had a huge support group from the coaches, teammates, academic adviser, and most importantly my family.
Favorite Maryland baseball memory: It’s hard to pick one for only being a freshman, but I would say the competitiveness in the Fall World Series
Goals for this season: Throw 70% of my pitches for strikes
Favorite teammate: Tyler Brandon and Hunter Parsons
Walk up song: Irresistible by Fall out Boy
Pump up playlist: probably Drakes Pandora station
Hobbies: Golfing and Fishing
Favorite place to eat around campus: Chipotle
Guilty pleasure movie: All the Fast and Furious movies
Dream job (besides playing baseball): General Manager of a MLB team, a scout, or a college baseball coach