Ian Miller

Position: CF
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Peoria Javelinas
League: Arizona Fall League
Born: 02/21/1992 (Age: 26)
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 175
B/T: Left / Right
Acquired: 14th Rd., 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SEA)

Prospect Spotlight

NOTES FROM THE FIELD, ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE:

  • Short, slight, wiry frame. Twitchy and athletic, though undersized and lacking physicality. 
  • Slappy hitter w/ contact-oriented approach. Not looking to drive the ball. Line drives both ways, has the wheels to net some extra hits. 
  • Surprising loft to pullside in BP for a no-power bat, though doesn’t translate to games. Singles hitter, occasional gap sting. 
  • Plus runner, slap-and-dash approach allows him to get out of the box well and accelerate up the line. Consistent SB threat.
  • Speed translates to OF, covers ground defensively w/ quick defensive stride. Playable in all three OF spots, though not true plus in CF.
  • Average arm, fair strength and carry. Showed accuracy and willingness to hit cutoff when needed. 

SUMMARY: Older player, AAA grinder who is ready to get a shot at the big leagues. Ceiling of 5th OF (FV 40), can enter games at any OF position and provide defense and speed late in games. Will wind up a 4A guy if the bat gets knocked out of his hands at ML level.