25 Days of Baseball: Day 24

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:

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s