The Seattle Mariners have signed their 2011 second-round draft pick, shortstop Brad Miller. The 62nd pick overall out of Clemson, Miller was an All-American his junior year while hitting .406 and compiling a 0.506 on-base percentage and 0.571 slugging percentage. He drew 40 walks while striking out just 34 times, so apparently he has good his plate discipline.
Per the Mariners' website:
Miller, the 2011 ACC Player-of-the-Year, led the conference in batting average (.395) and on-base percentage (.489). He is a two-time member of the USA National team (2009 & 2010) and a two-time All-ACC Academic selection.
Miller hit .339 with 173 runs scored, 36 doubles, 8 triples, 16 homers and 135 RBI in 191 games (189 starts) in three seasons at Clemson. He had a career .451 on-base percentage, while ranking 7th in school history with 143 walks.
The Mariners managed to ink their first- and second-round draft picks on the final day to sign draft picks, so while we're mired in a losing and offensively impotent season, at least we have that going for us. Which is nice.
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