The Cardinals have announced that the have come to terms with first round draft pick Shelby Miller.
Cardinals first round draft pick Shelby Miller opted Monday for the big leagues over Texas A&M.
Miller inked a deal for about $2.9 million, which is considered by the commissioner's office to be a bonus commanded by a top 10 draft choice. He was chosen 19th overall by St. Louis.
According to Cardinals GM John Mozeliak, Miller is likely to be assigned to one of the team's minor league teams for the rest of the season. But he probably won't play for the rest of 2009, starting fresh next season instead.
Click here to see a MLB scouting video of Miller.
His MLB scouting report:
Fastball: Miller threw his fastball up to 96 MPH and throws comfortably around 93 MPH. He's been clocked as high as 98 MPH.
Fastball Movement: He's got average life, but it's a heavy ball that pushes bats back.
Curve: Flashes a breaking ball that could potentially be a plus pitch. He throws it 73-78 MPH and it has two-seem and four-seem rotation. It's not always there consistently, though.
Changeup: Does not have a changeup to speak of.
Control: Biggest flaw is that he doesn't show consistent command and control though some saw him as more of a high strike zone pitcher.
Poise: He's fine on the mound.
Physical description: Miller is tall and projectable with a deceptive frame.
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