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Randar68
06-10-2003, 04:06 PM
Brian Miller Tosses No-Hitter in Sally League
June 10, 2003

White Sox prospect Brian Miller tossed a seven-inning no-hitter for Kannapolis in the first game of a doubleheader against Greensboro on Tuesday. Miller, 20, has a power arsenal and was ranked as the White Sox No. 16 prospect heading into the season. Before the no-hitter, he had been rocked this year, as he entered the game with a 4-4, 7.30 record, while surrendering 60 hits and 24 walks in 49 innings.

He fanned seven and walked four, and may have received a helping hand from the hometown scorekeeper in the seventh inning. Greensboro third baseman Tom Merkle hit a ground ball deep into the hole at short, where Andy Gonzalez made a tough play and throw off of one knee to pull the first baseman off the bag. It was ruled an error instead of an infield hit.

Miller, drafted in the 20th round last year out of a Michigan high school, pitches between 88-93 mph. He went 7-3, 4.30 in 13 starts for Rookie-level Bristol last season after signing in June. Miller slid to the 20th round because teams were scared off by his commitment to Michigan State.

--JOSH BOYD

MRKARNO
06-10-2003, 04:23 PM
sounds good, but this guy sounds like his consitancy is on par with Garland

Randar68
06-10-2003, 04:33 PM
Originally posted by MRKARNO
sounds good, but this guy sounds like his consitancy is on par with Garland

You guys are brutal. He is one year removed from his HS graduation pitching in full-season pro ball.

Are you serious? sheeeeeesh.

Vsahajpal
06-10-2003, 04:40 PM
Originally posted by Randar68
You guys are brutal. He is one year removed from his HS graduation pitching in full-season pro ball.

Are you serious? sheeeeeesh.

amen.

Dadawg_77
06-10-2003, 04:51 PM
Originally posted by MRKARNO
sounds good, but this guy sounds like his consitancy is on par with Garland

lol

spanishwhite
06-10-2003, 04:59 PM
Wasnt Garland consistent in A ball?

Maybe a reversal is better.

NC_sox_fan
06-10-2003, 10:06 PM
Why don't you guys come down and see some minor league baseball so you'll know what you're talking about????

Give the kid a chance.

spanishwhite
06-11-2003, 12:45 AM
Originally posted by NC_sox_fan
Why don't you guys come down and see some minor league baseball so you'll know what you're talking about????

Give the kid a chance.

Oye amigo

I was making light to the fact that most prospects that excel early tend to get rushed faster and then struggle in the majors for lack of refinement.

Meanwhile, youngsters who struggle early get more time in the minors and more time to refine their stuff, thus struggling less in the majors.

Ive known about Miller ever since he was drafted. I know that he started the championship game in Bristol and that the coaches were talking about how he was lighting the radar gun up to 95 constantly and being that he is 20 means he could add some more zip to that fastball.

I give EVERY sox prospect a chance.

I like them all!

Chisoxfn
06-11-2003, 01:41 AM
Originally posted by Randar68
You guys are brutal. He is one year removed from his HS graduation pitching in full-season pro ball.

Are you serious? sheeeeeesh.

This kid should be real good. Has good stuff and should develop nicely. He's had a down season thus far, but as Randar mentioned he's just out of highschool and their is a huge adjustment that needs to be made.