Wednesday, March 18, 2009
More of the Same for Adam Miller
Paul Hoynes of the Plain Dealer is reporting more of the same for long-time top prospect Adam Miller. His middle finger is damaged in such a way that, if cannot find a different way to deliver his pitches, he will need reconstructive surgery. The procedure would likely be career ending.
This is very disheartening to learn, as Miller has been the Indians' best home-grown prospect since C.C. Sabathia. We were hoping for him to jump in as a late-reliever this season, and take the reigns as closer in the next couple of years. Hundred mile per hour fastballs don't come around very often, and rarely are they teamed with the plus-plus slider that Miller can sling.
We wish him the best, and will keep you posted.