Cleveland Indians: Top 30 Prospects Countdown, 16-20

Bobby Bradley #44 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Bobby Bradley #44 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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Cleveland Indians, Owen Miller
Owen Miller #91 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

No. 18: Owen Miller

Arriving as part of the Mike Clevinger trade this past season, Owen Miller was a non-roster invite to Spring Training and is a do-it-all type infielder that could very well find a spot on the roster in the near future. Predominately a middle infielder, Miller can play anywhere in the infield and surely played a role in the Indians parting with Mike Freeman.

Miller is really a jack-of-all-trades player when it comes to defense. Not only does he play everywhere, but he plays everywhere fairly well. For his career in the minors, he holds a .980 fielding percentage at second base, .974 at shortstop and .969 at third. He might not have as much position flexibility as Freeman, having not played the outfield, but the makeup of their games are very similar.

One thing that Miller has shown he can do well in the minors is hit for average. His career numbers in the minors having him slashing .307/.367/.441 while also logging 47 doubles and five triples over 805 at-bats. Being able to put the ball in play and have a steady glove is the prototype for a utility infielder. He could use some time to clean up his fielding a bit, which he’ll get, but he could very well be in the near future plans for the Cleveland Indians roster.