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Dodgers News: Top LA Prospect Throws One of His Best Games Yet

While the Dodgers struggled to warm up at the plate on Sunday afternoon, top LA prospect Bobby Miller was throwing heat in the minor leagues.

The 23-year-old, who is currently 8-8 this season, had one of his best outings since he was drafted by the Dodgers in 2020. 

Despite a 4.45 ERA, Miller has logged 117 strikeouts across the 91 innings he’s pitched. According to MLB’s Prospect Rankings, he is ranked 7th across all right hand pitchers in the minor leagues. 

Included in the analysis of Bobby Miller was the fact that the kid can last long on the mound while consistently throwing some 90+ MPH fastballs even deep into the game. 

“Hitters struggle to barrel his quality stuff, he’s locating his pitches better than ever and he has a strong 6-foot-5 frame built to handle innings, so he has all of the ingredients to become a frontline starter.”

The former Louisville Cardinal showcased his stuff this weekend, delivering nine strikeouts and a not yielding a run in 7.1 innings pitched.

Miller has now struck out 33 batters in his last 20.2 innings while issuing just 3 walks. He’s the top Dodgers pitching prospect in the pitching system right now and has continued to prove why.

Just a week ago, the No. 24 overall MLB prospect (according to MLB Pipeline) produced another impressive game, collecting 11 strikeouts across six innings.

Despite the Dodgers encountering their first loss all month long, fans have something good to look for in their lower levels. Dustin May got a start today in OKC where he produced a solid 5 innings of work including 4 hits, 1 error, 1 walk, and 10 strikeouts while Miller showed out for the Tulsa Drillers finishing with 7.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 9 K. 

The future sure is bright for Dodgers Baseball.

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Kristilyn Hetherington

Kristilyn is a student at Azusa Pacific University pursuing a B.A. in Journalism with a concentration on sports. She worked for her high school newspaper as Editor in Chief for three years and has been working here since July 2022. She also works for the Sports Information Office at her college and has served as a Student-Athlete Representative for the Student Government at APU. She was recently inducted into the National Journalism Honor Society, Kappa Tau Alpha, and has written a few pieces for the school newspaper and magazine. She's an avid sports lover and is excited to continue growing and learning in this field.

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