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7/9/23 : Phillies select 3B Aidan Miller with 1st pick

School: Mitchell HS, New Port Richey, Fla.Position: 3B

Nineteen years old

“In 2020, Jackson Miller came out of J.W. Mitchell High School in Florida as one of the better prep catchers in the class, going in the second round to the Reds. Now it’s his younger brother Aidan’s turn. After a strong summer on the showcase circuit -- highlighted by All-American Game MVP honors and a Home Run Derby title as part of the All-Star break in Los Angeles -- he has the chance to get taken earlier than his brother, even though he missed much of his senior season because of a broken hamate.

Miller is a corner infielder with the kind of offensive profile pro teams want at that spot. The right-handed hitter has easily plus raw power and has shown he can get to it in games against good competition, showing no difficulty in turning around elite velocity. He already has a lot of strength.

When he first got to high school, a leaner Miller played shortstop. As he’s physically matured, he’s slowed and is bigger and more of an average runner. He has the arm, hands and actions to play third base, his current position, at least in the short-term. Even if he had to move to first, his bat looks like it will play, with the kind of offensive upside that could land the Arkansas recruit in the first round.” - MLB notes

“One of the most decorated high school players in the class, Miller has represented Team USA on its 12U, 15U and 18U national teams. He won gold with both the 15U and 18U teams and led the 2022 18U team in hitting (.478). He is one of the best pure hitters in the high school class and has thunderous bat speed, a sound approach, advanced understanding of the strike zone and plus raw power projections—making him a fairly complete offensive player. Miller’s swing is a bit unique, featuring a sizable leg kick and a significant hitch and barrel tip in his load, but his hand speed and natural timing are more than enough to make it work. He is consistently on time at contact, with excellent balance and a steady head throughout the swing—with some of the most impressive track record of performance you’ll find in the class. Miller wasn’t able to add much to that resume this spring, as he dealt with a hamate injury and missed a significant amount of game time. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound third baseman has average defensive ability at the hot corner, with a plus arm that could be an asset at the position. He’s played the outfield corners at times and could profile there given his offensive upside if the game speeds up on him too much at the next level. Miller is old for the class and will be 19 on draft day, as well as an eligible-sophomore in 2025 if he makes it to campus at Arkansas.” - Baseball America

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