San Francisco Giants: Breaking down how the top 10 prospects are doing down on the farm
Dec 12, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Roy Krasik, senior director of baseball operations for MLB holds the Rule 5 Draft during the MLB Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports
SS Jalen Miller
Another 2015 draft pick is shortstop Jalen Miller, who is the 7th ranked prospect in the San Francisco Giants system. Miller signed for $1.1 million as a 3rd round pick, and scouts have described Miller as being very similar to Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips.
Miller is an average fielder, with a strong upper body that allows him to hit the ball to all fields. With the Arizona Rookie League this season, Miller has gotten to a slow start as he is slashing just .218/.292/.259 with 5 doubles. Keep in mind, Miller is just 18 years old.
Scouts seem to like Miller as a hitter, but see him moving over to second base because he doesn’t have the arm strength or range to make it at shortstop. Miller will have to spend a while in the minors to develop his skills.
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