BEN MILLER, FIRST BASE
Born: April 11, 1995
Height: 6′ 4″
Weight: 270
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 32nd Round, 975th Overall, 2016
How Acquired: Draft
College: Nebraska
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Miller is a big first baseman, listed as much as 6′ 4″, 270 on his official Nebraska profile. He also doubled as a left-handed pitcher in college, but was primarily a first baseman. In 2016, he hit for a .317/.388/.457 line in 243 at-bats, with six home runs. All of those numbers were better than teammate and 53rd overall pick Ryan Boldt, but Boldt provides defensive value in center field and projects to hit at higher levels. Miller could come in and hit in short-season ball, but his big frame might prevent him from being successful in the upper levels, where he will need to be quicker with his bat.  Wherever he goes, it’s his bat that will have to take him.
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2017: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus:
MiLB Debut:
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2022
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2019
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 11, 2016: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 32nd round, 975th overall pick.
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