Cleveland Guardians land 3 players in MLB’s hitter power rankings
It’s a shame Miller landed on the COVID injured list, because he was raking at the plate, so much so that he still leads all of baseball in doubles with seven. Miller looks like a completely different hitter this season, following a disappointing initial run in the majors last season. He’s walking more, striking out less, and crushing the ball all over the park.
Miller is also the reason why there’s a good chance Bobby Bradley won’t be able to keep a spot on the roster come May; between Miller and Josh Naylor, first base has suddenly become pretty crowded.
Here’s what MLB.com had to say about Cleveland’s infielder:
"You’d be forgiven if you’re asking yourself, “Who?” Miller was a third-round pick by the Padres in 2018 out of Illinois State, came to Cleveland in the Mike Clevinger trade and debuted in 2021, producing only a .551 OPS over 60 games. So it would be an understatement to say that his 14-for-28 start with an MLB-best seven doubles came pretty much out of nowhere. But expected or not, a .500 average and 1.510 OPS speaks for itself. Unfortunately for Miller and the Guardians, he was just placed on the COVID-19 IL, hitting pause on his potential breakout."