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The Los Angeles Dodgers select RHP Bobby Miller with the 29th pick in the 2020 MLB draft

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With the 29th pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the Dodgers have have selected right-handed pitcher Bobby Miller out of Louisville.

It’s possible that Miller has been hurt by being the second-best starter in his own college rotation behind lefty Reid Detmers, but he has the stuff to be a major steal if he’s properly developed at the minor-league level. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Miller may have the best fastball in this draft class, a mid-to-high-90s heater with good movement. He also throws a hard slider and mixes in a splitter and a changeup, though the latter two pitches need more work.

Miller’s low three-quarters delivery puts extra stress on hitters, though it may need to be retooled so he can do a better job of pounding the strike zone. While he struggled in the Cape Cod League following his freshman season, he’s been pretty consistent at the NCAA level, posting a 3.28 ERA and 1.12 WHIP while averaging 9.3 strikeouts and 3.6 walks per nine. His team will hope that his stuff and his college track record will enable to him to have success at the professional level, and if he can expand his arsenal, he has the profile to be a front-of-the-rotation starter at some point.