Looks like the draft could get really fun. The KC Star
has some fun little tidbits about Miller that could see him drop:
[Andrew] Miller, 21, is generally viewed as the draft's top prospect after going 12-2 with a 2.26 ERA in 15 starts at North Carolina with 108 strikeouts and 35 walks in 103 2/3 innings.
But reports escalated in recent days that Miller is nursing an arm injury that, perhaps, caused a late-season decline in effectiveness. He is just 3-2 with a 3.67 ERA in his last five starts.
Even if healthy, Miller presents the Royals with potential signability concerns. The buzz among scouts is he wants a major-league contract plus a signing bonus of at least $6 million -- perhaps as much as $8 million.
Miller's stuff has apparently been fine, but I wonder if the injury's affecting his control or mechanics?
This doesn't appear to be as bad as Bobby Brownlie back in 2002, though. Still, it merits watching.