PBR Wisconsin Player of the Week: Noah Miller

Diego Solares
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

With the WIAA playoffs starting this week and continuing into the next, we’re starting to wrap up our coverage of the Badger State’s high school scene. At the end of this past weekend and at the start of this week, we’ve been accepting Player of the Week submissions from coaches in the state containing their nominations for the Week 6 POTW honors.

With another week of the spring season under our belt, we sifted through a handful of nominations for our sixth Player of the Week award of the year and ultimately landed on arguably the state’s top prospect: Ozaukee SS Noah Miller.

An Alabama commit, Miller looks every bit the part of the next “big name” prep prospect to emerge from Wisconsin’s high school ranks. He’s been the number one player in the state’s 2021 class for essentially his entire prep career and now, with the MLB Draft roughly six weeks away, is starting to gain some serious draft traction as the 36th ranked high school player on our national board. 

Miller’s been dominant for Ozaukee all spring, helping lead the Warriors to an undefeated regular season and eventual conference championship. This past week may have been his most impressive to date, however. All six of Miller’s hits went for extra bases; a double, triple, and four home runs - doing so from both sides of the plate. He drove in seven runs total on the week, scoring on all six of his own hits as well. Further adding to his all-around value, Miller went 4-for-4 on defensive putouts and closed out the conference championship game, striking out two on 12 pitches.

One of the top prospects in attendance, Miller showed well at the prestigious Super 60 National Scouting event this past February. Here’s his scouting report from that event, written by our Illinois/Wisconsin Associate State Director, Andy Sroka:

Noah Miller SS / Ozaukee, WI / 2021

“Alabama recruit. 6-foot, 187 pounds; lean athleticism with long levers, high-waisted build. Further room to add more strength to frame without sacrificing agility that he utilizes especially well on defense. Miller had a claim to be considered the top prospect in attendance entering the event, and he leaves with the notion intact. Started the day by running a 6.93 on soft, new turf; long, athletic strides, effort in gait. Switch-hitter with similar, fluid, repeatable swings from both sides; projects well from both batter’s boxes, natural barrel feel from the right and left. Generated a slightly higher exit speed from the right side, though creates a little more loft, naturally, from the left-handed box. Sprays line-drives to all fields effectively; max exit speed of 96.04 mph in batting practice. Blast Motion recorded his average bat speed at 71.47 mph. Defensively, showcased trademark body control while ranging to his backhand and forehand. Advanced hands/feet fluidity optimizes efficiency from funnel to transfer, and his release is consistently uber quick, with precision. Miller is among the top-ranked shortstops in the class, and arguably the best defender in the Midwest, which helps continue the trend of Wisconsin producing elite middle infield talent.”

Noah Miller (2/7/2021)

For his efforts, Miller has been named the PBR Wisconsin Player of the Week, for the week of Monday, May 31 through Sunday, June 6. We're thankful for the POTW submissions we received from the coaches across the state. The players who garnered POTW consideration will earn a place within our Diamond Notes story, so be on the lookout for that by the end of this week.