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Profile: Shelby Miller
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Name: Shelby Miller
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 200
Date of Birth: 10/10/90
School: Brownwood HS (TX) Rank: 20
Shelby Miller is quickly making a name for himself, although you could argue that people weren't paying attention before the summer hit, as he tossed three consecutive no-hitters during the spring, the last of which was a perfect game. This past fall in Jupiter, Florida at the WWBA World Championship, Miller tossed two games, both of which he recorded 94 mph with his fastball. His fastball velocity sits in the 88-92 range, and he does a good job maintaining that velocity deep into ballgames. Since he has already enjoyed a spike, many believe that he will only add more to his heater given his size, frame and easy delivery, as it isn't crazy to think that he will be throwing 94 with greater regularity in the next few years. His curveball and changeup are also solid pitches, and he throws all three pitches for strikes. He knows how to change speeds, working his secondary offerings off of the success of his fastball unlike most high school players exhibit. Like almost all prep players, he has some mechanical issues to improve, but nothing that is considered serious. As Matthew Purke and Tyler Matzek are creating a debate as to which one is the top pre lefty in the nation, Miller's emergence is creating a similar debate between he and Jacob Turner among the nation's righties. Miller has committed to play for Texas A&M.

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