SHELBY MILLER, RHP, ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Get to know tonight’s opposing pitcher, Shelby Miller of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Miller comes from Brownwood, Texas and attended the local high school. He had an impressive high-school career as he threw four no-hitters and a perfect game. As a senior, he really caught the attention of major league scouts, pitching to a 1.90 ERA and recorded 153 Ks in 77 2/3 IP. Even more important was that he had a fastball that reached 97 mph as an 18 year old.
Although he was committed to play college ball at Texas A&M, he elected to sign with the Cardinals, who selected him as the 19th overall pick in the 2009 MLB Draft. In 2012, he competed for a major league roster spot, but failed to make the team. Instead, he was relegated to AAA. He entered that year as the 5th ranked prospect in the league according to mlb.com and despite pitching to a 4.74 ERA, was called up in September and pitched against the Mets. He made the Opening Day roster t...