PBR Illinois Player of the Week: RHP/1B Bobby Miller



Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

McHenry senior right-handed pitcher and first baseman Bobby Miller has been named this week’s PBR Illinois Player of the Week thanks to outstanding performance on the mound and at the plate last week for the Warriors.

Miller, a Louisville recruit, currently ranked No. 5 in the Illinois’ 2017 class, twirled a no-hitter in a 2-0 McHenry win over Dundee-Crown last Tuesday. In the seven innings of work, Miller struck out 10 and walked two. He also went 2-for-4 at the plate to help his cause.

At the plate, the left-handed hitting Miller went 8-for-17 good for a .471 batting average in five games. He also added two homeruns, four RBI, five runs scored and walked three times.

On the season Miller is hitting .387 with three homeruns, eight doubles and 19 RBI. His stat line on the mound is as follows: 5-1 record, 45 IP, 24 H, 6 ER, 70 K, 14 BB and a 0.933 ERA.

Below is video and a scouting report from a start earlier this spring:

4.11.17 - Louisville commit. Currently ranked No. 4 in Illinois and No. 50 overall.  6-foot-5, 190-pound right-handed pitcher, durable, strong, athletic build. Threw a complete game with 10 strikeouts, allowed one run and got the win. Long arm action, length on the backside and comes out of ¾ slot. Repeats delivery, rhythm, coiled some at balance point with some effort throughout. Fastball sat 90-92 mph early on in the outing and held the velocity for much of the outing; was still 89-91 mph in the fifth and 88-89 mph in the seventh. Fastball gets arm-side action, occasional boaring action in on right-handed hitters. Straightens out to his glove side. Steadily mixed in a curveball throughout his start; sweeping, slurve action, varied sharpness, went to it with two strikes but comfortable throwing it in any count, 72-77 mph. Only saw one changeup at 84 mph. High-level 2017 arm.

 

For his efforts, Miller has been named the PBR Player of the Week for the week of May 1 - May 6.

Stay tuned for our Weekly Diamond Notes, this Friday, as there were a number of players who narrowly missed out on the Player of the Week award.

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