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MLB Draft Scouting Report: Brad Miller
Events Scouted: Team USA
Miller has an athletic, agile frame. He has a thin lower half and he may thicken up a little over the years. He has about an average size body but his athleticism stands out.
In a number of ways, Miller is similar to Yankees' outfielder, Curtis Granderson. Both in terms of body and hitting mechanics there are some similarities. Miller has a two handed back swing and overall is a hands oriented hitter. He holds his hands high at the plate, keeps his weight back well and let's his hands work through the zone. His swing has good timing. He also has some natural lift in his swing and makes everything look relatively effortless.
He has a slight frame, but don't let if fool you. There's some legitimate power potential with Brad Miller. He's a future 20 home run type bat and showed some power to the deep parts of the park with wood over the summer and showed he could also drive the ball to the left center field gap. He may not be overly muscular but he has plus bat speed and can spin on the best of fastballs.
Miller is a step better than average speed wise and will steal some bases at the next level. He figures to stay about this way speed wise, as he should maintain his frame over the years.
The glove is an issue for Miller. He's not overly sure handed right now. It's not an issue of range, but more about his consistency with the glove. His arm dictates he'll probably end up at second base as oppose to shortstop or third base.
The bat is the ticket for Brad Miller. His defense and eventual position are a question mark but his bat is not. He has the chance to be a 20 home run, gap hitting second baseman who can drive in runs, and those players are difficult to come by.
Draft Projection: Second Round
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