Dodgers Top Prospects Update: Where are the top six, and how have they performed?

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No. 2: Bobby Miller (MLB)

Miller is the Dodgers' No. 2 prospect, and currently accompanies Cartaya as the Dodgers' two top-20 overall prospects. Miller joined the Dodgers' system via the 2020 MLB Draft, where the Dodgers used their first-round selection, the 29th overall pick, to draft the right-handed flamethrower out of Louisville. In the minors, Miller used his velocity to quickly climb the ranks of the Dodgers' farm system.

In 2021, Miller posted a 1.91 ERA in 47.0 innings of work for the Dodgers' High-A affiliate (Great Lakes Loons), earning a promotion to the Double-A Tulsa Drillers before the end of the season. While Miller wasn't as dominant in the 2022 season in Double-A as he had been at the High-A level in terms of run prevention (he had a 4.45 ERA in 91.0 innings), his strikeout rate (11.6 K/9) was elite, and earned him another promotion to Triple-A Oklahoma City before the end of the 2022 season. At the end of 2022, in just four appearances for the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Miller was impressive. He posted a 3.38 ERA in 21.1 innings, and despite facing better hitters, his strikeout rate (11.8 K/9) increased. Miller gave up three or more runs in two of his four Triple-A appearances at the start of 2023, but pitched six innings of one-run ball with six strikeouts in his last appearance.

Due to injuries throughout the Dodgers' starting rotation (Dustin May and Julio Urías, namely), Miller was called up to the major league roster, perhaps before Dodgers fans had initially anticipated. His four-seam fastball has averaged 99.3 MPH in the majors, and style points from velocity aren't his only positive results. In his short stint in the majors, Miller has been nothing short of sensational. In 11.0 innings, Miller has nine strikeouts, only two walks, and -- most importantly -- he has only given up two earned runs on eight hits. The Dodgers have won both of his starts so far, and Miller has earned the right to keep his spot in the rotation, at least until May comes back.