Maryland Baseball Network is counting down to Opening Day! Today marks 12 days until the start of the 2017 season, so here’s a look at #12, Andrew Miller.
Height/Weight: 6’2″ / 210 lbs.
Hometown: Stratford, N.J.
Previous School: Sterling High School
2016 Spring Stats: 10 G, 0-0, 11.57 ERA, 7.0 IP, 9 K, 7 BB
2016 Summer Stats (Baltimore Redbirds, Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League): 13 G, 1 GS, 3-0, 2.37 ERA, 30. 1 IP, 33 K, 2 BB, 0.82 WHIP
About Andrew: Andrew Miller made 10 appearances for the Terps out of the bullpen last spring, striking out nine in 7.0 innings pitched but sporting a lofty ERA over 11. After an up-and-down freshman season, he hit his stride as a member of the Cal Ripken League’s Baltimore Redbirds last summer. He finished fourth in the Cal Ripken League North Division in strikeouts, punching out 9.79 hitters per nine innings. His finest outing as a Redbird came on July 17 against the Vienna River Dogs when he got the start, and pitched 6 2/3 innings, giving up just one run on six hits with five strikeouts.
The New York Yankees drafted Miller in the 34th round out of high school, but he decided to come to Maryland instead. He throws a fastball that touches the low 90s and complements it with a changeup and a slider. This season, Miller figures to be one of several lefties that will see considerable action out of the Maryland bullpen.