Dodgers: What will the rotation look like in three years?
Projecting the 2023 Dodgers Rotation: Bobby Miller
Selected in the first round of the 2020 MLB Draft with the 29th overall pick, the Dodgers continued an organizational trend of favoring college arms early in the draft. The University of Louisville hurler, Bobby Miller, had an impressive spring before the season was cut short due to the novel coronavirus.
The 21-year-old already carries an imposing presence with his 6-foot-5, 220 pound frame. But he will need to spend time in the minor leagues developing a wider mix of pitches before making the transition to the majors. Three years represents a realistic timeframe for when he could be ready to join the Dodgers rotation as a full-time starter.
Miller went 2-0 with a 2.31 ERA while whiffing 34 batters in just 23.1 innings this spring. He held opponents to a .181 opponent batting average. There is no doubt that he has the stuff to compete at a high level.
The challenge for Miller is learning how to mix up his pitches and develop secondary and tertiary options when he can’t just rely on his fastball to get hitters out.