The Indians finished off their mega-deal with San Diego by landing utility infielder Owen Miller.
Miller has played second, third and shortstop throughout his minor league career after being selected in the third round of the 2018 Draft out of Illinois State by San Diego.
The infielder was the Padres 11th ranked prospect and comes to Cleveland ranked 19th in their system.
Miller has slashed an impressive .307/.367/.441 with 17 home runs and 101 RBI’s in parts of two minor league seasons.
He spent the 2019 season with San Diego’s Double-A Affiliate in Amarillo, Texas and slashed .290/.355/.430 with 13 home runs and 68 RBI’s in 130 games. MLB Pipeline projects Miller’s arrival to the majors to be 2020, but with the Indians depth in the infield, and no 40-man roster expansion, it’s hard to imagine him getting the call this season.
Regardless, Miller should be one that will help soften the blow of the inevitable departure of Lindor and be a mainstay in the Indians infield for several years to come.