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Giants' Erik Miller: Dealt to San Fran
The Giants acquired Miller from the Phillies on Monday in exchange for right-hander Yunior Marte.
Marte was deemed an expendable bullpen arm after the Giants added another reliever (Luke Jackson) in free agency Monday, so the front office opted to swap him out in favor of more of a developmental option in Miller, a 24-year-old lefty. Though he struggled in his initial exposure to the Triple-A level in 2022 (7.50 ERA, 2.33 WHIP in 12 innings with Lehigh Valley), Miller impressed at Double-A Reading prior to earning the call-up to the International League. Over his 22 outings (seven starts) at Reading spanning 36.1 innings, Miller posted a 2.23 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 44:17 K:BB.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Erik Miller: Goes to Phillies in fourth round
The Phillies have selected Miller with the No. 120 overall pick in the 2019 first-year player draft.
A left-handed starting pitcher from Stanford, Miller is 6-foot-5, 240 pounds, so he clearly has the size to stick in the rotation. His fastball can touch 97 mph, but he sits in the mid-90s. Miller also has a plus slider and above-average changeup. The reason he slipped until the fourth round is that his command and consistency have not been there this spring. He could be an excellent late-inning reliever if he cannot develop starter's command.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-5, 240 lbs|
|Birthplace: St. Louis, MO|
|Bats/Throws: L, L|