The Dodgers are poised to promote one of their top prospects for his major league debut, as Russell Dorsey of Bally . Stadium and Sports reports that the club is choosing a right-handed contract Bobby Miller. The club will need to make room for Miller on both the 40-man squad and is active ahead of Tuesday night’s game against the Braves, as Miller prepares to make his major league debut.
Miller, 24, was the 29th overall pick in the 2020 draft, picked by the Dodgers in the first round of the University of Louisville. In his first season in the minor league in 2021, Miller immediately impressed with a 2.40 ERA in 56 1/3 plays split between High-A and Double-A, including brilliant performance in 47 plays at high A level. During his time at High-A, Miller posted a micro ERA of 1.91 with an attack rate of 29.8% and a walk rate of only 5.9%.
That performance made Miller one of the top 100 consensed leads entering the 2022 season, where Miller saw mixed results in 112 split thirds. between Double-A and Triple-A. In 91 plays at the Double-A level last season, Miller hit a stunning 30.5% hit rate and 8.1% solid walk rate, though he struggled on the finish. Top result with 4.45 ERA during that period. After his promotion to Triple-A, Miller improved largely as his strike rate increased to 32.9% and his walk rate dropped to 7.1%, resulting in a 3.38 ERA in 21 innings 1/3. That being said, Miller allowed four home runs in that short amount of time with a whopping 26.7% of his balloons leaving the field.
Miller’s uneven 2022 season, however, has little effect on his prospects ranking, as he enters 2023 as the consensus top 30 prospect in the sport. Although his 2023 season has had a rough start so far, with an ERA of 5.65 and a hit rate of just 19.7% in the 14 1/3 innings so far of this season, but this young right-handed player is an incredibly talented talent that has burst onto the scene. a three-digit fast ball, making it easy to see why the Dodgers are interested in finding their young hurdler in the major leagues. It’s unclear whether Miller’s first trip to the majors will last after Tuesday night’s start, though with Walker Buehler, Julio Urias, Dust of life, Michael GroveAnd Ryan Pepiot all on the injury list, there’s reason Miller isn’t the only chance to impact the big league club this season.