Mills is a powerful left-handed hitter that made an impact immediately upon reaching the college level. He spent his first two years playing at Fresno State before transferring to Lewis & Clark State in Idaho for his junior year. After his two years in college and the summers in between those two years, playing on the Cape and for the Alaskan League respectively, Mills has clubbed 47 doubles and 47 home runs in 657 at-bats, a tribute to his run producing potential. His swing has a natural uppercut, and his strong frame gives him enough strength to muscle just about any pitch out to any part of the park. He has also hit for a relatively high average, although he is prone to high strikeout totals. He has a disciplined eye, and should draw his fair share of walks. He probaby won't stick at third base in the long run, but his bat should more than carry him at first base. Jim Thome might be an appropriate comparison given Mills' potential.
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