Although the Dodgers lost a key pitcher in Tyler Anderson, they also gained Noah Syndergaard and can expect the No. 2 LA Prospect, Bobby Miller, to make a big impact from the mound this year.
After being drafted by the Dodgers in 2020, the 29th overall pick spent the next two years in the minor league system where he just continued to dominate.
In his most recent season, he split his time in the Double-A and Triple-A where he posted a cumulative 4.25 ERA with a 7-7 record. He also struck out 145 different batters across 112.2 innings of work while only giving up 59 runs all year long.
In a recent article, MLB writers shared that Bobby Miller is the guy everyone should keep their eyes on this upcoming season.
“The Dodgers can replace some of the innings they lost with departed free agents Tyler Anderson and Andrew Heaney by turning to Miller, who recorded a 4.25 ERA, .222 opponent average and a 145/37 K/BB ratio in 112 1/3 innings between Double-A and Triple-A. A 2020 first-rounder from Louisville, he can overwhelm hitters with a riding upper-90s fastball, a power slider and a fading, sinking changeup.”
Miller is the MLB’s No. 26 prospect and is likely to get his first major league start this upcoming season just like Ryan Pepiot got his last year.
Pepiot was the 102nd overall pick in the 2019 Draft and appeared in 9 games with 7 starts. He collected 3 wins with a 3.47 ERA across 36.1 innings.
The Dodgers have already proved that they’re going with a youth movement for the upcoming seasons so the likelihood of them signing any more newbies is highly unlikely. This means that the Dodgers will most likely post a rotation of Clayton Kershaw, Julio Urias, Tony Gonsolin, Dustin May, and Syndergaard while peppering in a few younger guys like Miller and Pepiot.
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