Owen Miller

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Owen Robert Miller

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Infielder Owen Miller was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 3rd round of the 2018 amateur draft, out of Illinois State University. He was coming off a season in which he had hit .384 as a junior, after batting ,328 and .325 his first two years in college.

He began his pro career with the Tri-City Dust Devils of the Northwest League, then after 49 games was promoted to the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Midwest League, where he played another 26 games. The move up in classification did not seem to bother him as he batted .335 for Tri-City and .336 for Fort Wayne. His combined line in 75 games was .336/.386/.460, with 40 runs and 33 RBIs. He was named a mid-season All-Star in the Northwest League. In 2019, he moved up to the Amarillo Sod Poodles of the AA Texas League, skipping a level along the way, and batted .290/.355/.430 in 130 games. He also showed good power with 28 doubles and 13 homers, scored 76 runs and drove in 68. He was a Texas League All-Star, a AA All-Star and a Padres organizational All-Star. He then played in the Arizona Fall League, although he found the going tougher, hitting just .176 in 18 games.

In 2020, the Padres added him to their 60-player pool when the season finally started after the stoppage caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. He was working out at their alternative training site when on August 31st, he was traded to the Cleveland Indians along with three major leaguers - Austin Hedges, Josh Naylor and Cal Quantrill - and two other top prospects - Gabriel Arias and Joey Cantillo - in return for P Mike Clevinger, OF Greg Allen and a player to be named later.

His younger brother, SS Noah Miller, was the #36 pick in the 2021 amateur draft.

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