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Andrew Friedman Raves About Dodgers Wunderkind Rookie Bobby Miller

Dodgers rookie pitcher Bobby Miller continues to take the league and organization by storm. It’s his world and we are all just living in it. He’s received praise from opposing teams managers, teammates, Dave Roberts and now Dodgers President of Baseball Operations, Andrew Friedman.

“Obviously, this is as good as we could have asked for,” Friedman said. “We knew the premium stuff was in place. But you never really know with a young player until they get up and have success and failure.”

Via The Los Angeles Times

The rookie sensation has helped keep the Dodgers afloat while they’ve battled multiple injuries to other members of the starting rotation. But Miller isn’t here to just play safeguard, he’s here to stay. His stuff on the mound is nasty and has put to bed any thoughts about whether or not he was ready for the show.

“I think ’emerge’ is a great word,” said Billy Gasparino, the Dodgers’ vice president of amateur scouting. “I think he is still evolving. But honestly, it’s been a step forward in the major leagues.”

Via The Los Angeles Times

His growth in such a short time in the majors has been special to watch. He’s already made history in just four career starts and he will look to get even better with more experience at this level. But none of this was expected from Miller. The team obviously saw aspects of his game that they liked to draft him at the end of the first round in 2020 but his improvement is what has made him successful.

“He’s a fundamentally different pitcher from when we got him to where he is now,” Dodgers minor league pitching director Rob Hill said. “For as talented as he is, he doesn’t always get enough credit for how many changes he has made.”

Via The Los Angeles Times

Miller shows poise and a composure on the mound that you don’t often see from young pitchers, let alone just those four career starts. But he is showing exactly what he can do and has become an intrical part of the Dodgers rotation going forward.

He knows that in order to stay at the big league level, he can’t let up. Every day is a new grind for him and he has embraced the challenge needed to play in the show.

“It’s not about development anymore,” Roberts said. “And I think that he’s embraced that.”

Via The Los Angeles Times

With an ERA of 0.78 through four starts against some of the more talented teams in baseball, Miller has taken the step into stardom. It’s Miller Time in Los Angeles and his next start will likely come later this week against the rival San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium. This is another chance for him to show what he can do and win over more fans in the process, especially if he can shut down the Giants.

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Matt Levine

Matt earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2021. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Matt Kemp was his favorite Dodgers player growing up.

One Comment

  1. He should rave about someone.. after his screw up this winter.. he really screwed the fans.. giving us a very sub-par team..

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