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2010 Rule 5 Options: Adam Miller

2010 Rule 5 Options: Adam Miller

Miller's past prospect status makes him an interesting option for the 2010 Rule 5 draft.

At one point in time, Adam Miller was one of the top prospects in all of baseball.  A first round pick by the Cleveland Indians in 2003, Miller could get his fastball up to the upper 90s, and rated in the top 50 of Baseball America's top 100 prospects from 2005-2008, highlighted by a #16 ranking in 2005.  Miller was the 29th best prospect in the game heading in to the 2008 season, and set to return to AAA after 70 combined innings at the level the previous two seasons.

Miller got off to a good start at the AAA level, with a 1.88 ERA in 28.2 innings over six starts.  In those starts he sported a 6.3 K/9, a 3.8 BB/9, and no homers allowed.  Miller ended up missing the rest of the season after he underwent surgery on the middle finger of his pitching hand to re-attach the flexor tendon to the bone.  Miller suffered an injury to the finger in 2007, both during the season, and in the Arizona F...

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