Seattle bolstered its outfield depth in the 14th round of the Draft, taking center fielder Ian Miller out of Wagner College in New York. The 6-foot junior bats lefty and throws with his right hand.
Miller was named All-Northeast Conference First Team after setting school and conference records with 46 stolen bases. He also led the league in hits with 77 and runs with 46 while batting .329. Baseball America ranked him as the second-best professional prospect in the conference.
Summer baseball was another place Miller found success, as he led the collegiate circuit with 36 stolen bases. The performance caused Baseball America to tab him as the league's sixth-best prospect. His 14th-round selection makes him the fourth-highest Draft pick in Wagner history.
Miller has good baseball bloodlines. His father, Mark, played his college ball at UCLA and was selected by Cincinnati in the 26th round of the 1979 Draft. Mark Miller's godfather was Danny Murtaugh, the manager of the 1960 and 1971 World Series champion Pittsburgh Pirates.
Jacob Thorpe is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less