Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 2/18/13
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Source: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America Shelby Miller was drafted out of high school in the first round of the 2009 draft (#19 overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals. Miller is a right-hander with good size (6’3”, 195 lbs) who offers an above-average fastball and curveball to go along with a changeup that has the potential to be an above average pitch as well. He enters the season rated as the #2 prospect in the St. Louis system by both Baseball Prospectus and Baseball America behind only Oscar Taveras. Keith Law has him ranked #21 in his top 100 prospects for 2013. Miller started his minor league career with an excellent 104 innings at low-A in 2010. His K% was 31.9% and his BB% was 7.5% to give him an excellent K%-BB% of 24.4%. His ERA was a bit inflated at 3.71 thanks to a high BABIP and low strand rate, but his FIP was a solid 2.42. He started 2011 at high-A and was even more dominant than the year before as he struck out 37% of the batters he faced and posted an ERA under 3.0...
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