Jacob Miller
Jacob Miller
Jacob Miller
Jacob Miller
Jacob Miller
Jacob Miller

CLASS OF 2022

RHP
OF

Jacob
Miller

Liberty Union (HS) • OH
6-2 • 180LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Canes National

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2/10/19

The event was dominated by upperclassmen, but freshman Jacob Miller, a Louisville commit, put together another strong performance. At 6-foot 160-pounds, Miller isn’t particularly big for a high profile pitching prospect. He has a thin, athletic build with long arms for his frame. What he lacks in shear size he makes up for with pitchability, feel, and secondary offerings well advanced for his age. On the day, his fastball was 83-86 mph, although we’ve seen him higher than this. Throwing from a ¾ slot, the fastball showed some fade and sink to the arm side, and he showed good ability to command the fastball to both sides of the plate. His 67-70 mph curveball is his primary breaking ball. It shows tight spin with nearly 12/6 break and good depth. He also flashed a 77-78 mph changeup with good fade and arm side run. He maintained good arm speed on the pitch and seemed to have the ability to throw it for strikes or use it as a swing and miss type pitch. Completes the arsenal with a true slider at 74-76 mph with good lateral break that worked well off the fastball. This new and improved slider showed both a legit above average breaking ball for his class, along with being completely distinct from his curveball. Overall, Miller flashed a true four-pitch mix, with all four pitches showing swing and miss potential.

5/04/18

The top overall prospect at the event and the top talent we’ve come across in the class so far. Delivery is fluid and actions are athletic on the bump. Works through a high-¾ slot with long whippy arm action. Advanced arm strength/arm speed for class generate impressive velocity on his fastball, sitting 80-84 mph fastball. To go along with the high velo Miller also has an array of secondary offerings he can command regularly. The breaker, splitter, and changeup are all quality offerings consistently in the zone. Expect him to receive interest from colleges sooner rather than late.

3/11/18

An advanced arm talent for class. Delivery is fluid and actions are athletic on the bump. Works through a high-¾ slot with long whippy arm action. Sat 82-83 mph with his running fastball that was consistently in the zone. As impressive as his velocity was his secondary stuff may have been more impressive. All three offerings were located in the zone and well above average stuff wise. Spins a very sharp breaking ball with depth on an 11/5 plane at 68-70 mph. The splitter was arguably his best pitch on the day. The pitch ihas a fastball look out of the hands before dropping off the table with run late in the zone. Both splitter and breaking ball have present swing and miss. Also tossed an above average changeup that had late downward action. A right-handed hitter that starts in an athletic stance. Uses a leg kick for timing while keeping hands quiet prior to swing decision. Swing is compact on a mostly level path. A good athlete with noticeable twitch through the zone. Bat speed and strength are both above average tools for class. Ball comes off well, spraying line drives to the middle of the field and showing gap abilities. Looks athletic and comfortable in the outfield. Plays fast and is mechanically sound. Shouldn’t come as a surprise that arm plays as a big tool after his performance on the mound. Solid defender.  It’s early but Miller has the potential to become an elite prospect in the 2022 class.

60-yard dash: 7.62
Outfield Velocity: 84
Exit Velocity: 85

11/18/17

A talented arm prospect in the 2022 class. Works with an uptempo delivery an is mechanically polished for his age. A drop and drive type guy that has an efficient lower half. Arm works well and he is able to generate well above average arm speed for his age. Offers a four-pitch mix, working through a high-3/4 slot. Fastball will stay mostly true through the zone at 77-79 mph. Puts good spin on his tight, 11/5 shaped breaking ball. The pitch has enough movements to miss barrels at 61-63 mph. Changeup showed some late sink to it, but would like to see him maintain fastball arm speed more consistently. Once he learns to maintain arm speed the pitch projects to be a well above average offering. Also showed a sharp knuckle ball that looked to be more of a weapon than a novelty for now.

6/28/17

A right-handed hitter that starts tall and open. Gets back to even through a leg kick load and controlled stride. Hands move slightly back during his forward movement. Path is level and he gets on plane well. Swing is compact and efficient. Should see easy added pop as matures physically. A line drive type guy presently. 5-foot-10, 125 pound athletic frame with room to fill out. His motion out of the windup is fluent and the mechanics are clean for his age. From the stretch, he tends to be a little slower to the plate. The right hander throws from a natural ¾ arm slot and showcased a developing 3 pitch mix with confidence in his secondary offerings. The fastball had some run back in on right handed hitters and stayed downhill. His curveball has some late bite, coming in with an 11 to 5 trajectory. Splitter liked to drop off the table and provided a solid change of speed.

FB: 77-80
CB: 64-68
SPL: 69-72
60-yard Dash: 8.02
Exit Velocity: 80

3/19/17

On the mound the right-hander has fluidity to his delivery that requires some effort. Works through a near over the top slot with above average arm speed. Fastball was consistently  73-74 mph, while working on a downhill plane. His best off speed pitch may have been his splitter. The pitch had sharp downward action at 64-65 mph. Spins a tight, 11/5 shaped breaking ball that has some swing and miss to it at 61-63 mph. Also flashed a changeup near fastball arm speed at 62-66 mph. Showed decent feel for all his secondary offerings. In the outfield he uses calm footwork approaching the baseball. Fields the ball in the middle of his body, slowing momentum to ensure fielding. Showed well above average arm strength to home plate with accuracy. At the plate he uses a leg kick to initiate his loading sequence. Hands stay simple prior to launch. Path is level with definite quickness to his bat. Barrel gets on plane early, allowing him to make deep contact and use the whole field. Showed impressive pop to the middle of the field.

60-yard dash: 7.98
Outfield Velocity: 73
Exit Velocity: 74

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