Max Miller

CLASS OF 2021

RHP
1B

Max
Miller

Arizona State
Cathedral Catholic (HS) • TX
6-3 • 210LBS • R/R
Travel Team: SoCal Giants

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Pitching

Fastball

89
Velocity (max)
6/06/19
86.3 - 87.9
Velo Range
6/27/20
2232
Spin Rate (avg)
6/27/20

Changeup

75 - 76
Velo Range
6/27/20
1460
Spin Rate (avg)
6/27/20

Curveball

70.3 - 72.2
Velo Range
6/27/20
2796
Spin Rate (avg)
6/27/20

Slider

74.9 - 77.1
Velo Range
6/27/20
2685
Spin Rate (avg)
6/27/20

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Pitching

2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
88.6
Fastball
Velocity Avg
87.1
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2232
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
25.6
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
71.3
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2796
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
80.9
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1460
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
76.0
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
2685
Slider
Total Movement Avg
SoCal ProCase (INVITE ONLY)
Jun 27, 2020
Trackman - Fastball
88.6
Velocity (max)
86.3 - 87.9
Velo Range
86.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,324
Spin Rate (max)
2,232
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
72.4
Velocity (max)
70.3 - 72.2
Velo Range
69.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,912
Spin Rate (max)
2,796
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
77.2
Velocity (max)
74.9 - 77.1
Velo Range
74.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,868
Spin Rate (max)
2,685
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
80.9
Velocity (max)
80.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,460
Spin Rate (max)
1,460
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

2020
2019
Fastball
Velocity Max
88.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
86.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
71.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
75.5
Slider
Velocity Avg
76.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
89.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
86.0
Slider
Velocity Avg
76.5
SoCal ProCase (INVITE ONLY)
Jun 27, 2020
Pitching
88
Max FB
85 - 87
FB
71 - 72
CB
75 - 76
CH
76 - 77
SL
6/6/19 - CA State Games
Jun 6, 2019
Pitching
89
Max FB
85 - 87
FB
76 - 77
SL

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6/20/20

FULLERTON, CA. - Max Miller and his anything but straight 87 mph fastball showcased well, as his three-pitch offering showed next level ability and intriguing Trackman metrics. The Cathedral Catholic right-hander has only tossed 9 ⅔ career varsity innings across two seasons: 2.17 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 125 BAA, 18 K, 11 BB. The right-hander showed enough projection and stuff that he didn’t stay off the radar long, committing to Arizona State. Miller looks the part of a college right-handed pitcher, offering physical projection and quality TrackMan metrics. 

TrackMan metrics showed that Miller possesses a unique fastball, one with extreme run and slight ride. Along with his anything but straight fastball, Miller’s breaking ball arsenal of a curveball and slider play well off each other with conventional break and average to slightly above-average spin metrics. With 67 representatives from 22 MLB Organizations in attendance, some teams 2-3 deep, and the talent on the SoCal ProCase roster, Miller set out to show that his 23rd overall ranking and 7th overall right-handed pitcher ranking in California is for real and worthy of MLB scouting interest heading into the 2021 draft despite his lack of experience on the mound. 

Body: 6-foot-3, 210 pounds. Large, sturdy ideal pitches frame for a right-handed starting pitcher. Looks the part of a next level starting pitcher with his imposing frame. Strength toning and the Sun Devil weight program will greatly benefit the young right-hander. 

Mechanics: Right-handed pitcher. Miller sets up on the first base side of the rubber with a high ¾ arm slot. Arm path and quickness shows good speed and snap with room for more. Keeps his body compact and repeats his motion consistently. Balanced head will help his short-term and long-term command. Hides the ball well with a short arm swing in the back before loosely and quickly firing his arm down in the front. Curveball passed the eye test with sharp biting vertical action down in the zone with conventional right-handed curveball break. Slider coupled well with the curveball with more horizontal break and a tick higher in velocity. Release height and release side are very consistent and repetitive, posting elite TrackMan data results.

Fastball: Release speed averaged 87.1 mph, minimum release speed of 85.9 mph and a maximum release speed of 88.6 mph. Spin rate averaged 2232 RPM (revolutions per minute), minimum 2094 RPM and maximum 2324 RPM. Spin rate average is average at the 2019 MLB and NCAA level and in the top 15% at the High School level. Induced vertical break average of 15.9 (64th percentile) shows that his fastball has slight ride and the induced horizontal break average of 15 (93rd percentile) shows that his fastball has extreme run. These two metrics show that his fastball has slight ride and extreme run, which should allow him to pitch to all parts of the zone with effectiveness; side-to-side and up-and-down. 

Slider: Release speed average of 76.3 mph, minimum release speed of 74 mph and a maximum release speed of 77.2 mph. Spin rate averaged 2685 RPM, minimum 2567 RPM and maximum 2868 RPM. Spin rate average is in the top 25% at the 2019 MLB and NCAA level, top 10% at the 2019 High School level. Induced vertical break average of 1.9 and horizontal break average of -14. Slider tilt ranging from 8:45 - 10:00 around the ideal average tilt range of 9:45 for a 2019 MLB slider. 

Curveball: Release speed averaged 71.3 mph, minimum release speed of 70.1 mph and a maximum release speed of 72.4 mph. Spin rate averaged 2778 RPM, minimum 2713 RPM and maximum 2912 RPM. Spin rate is in the top 25% for the 2019 MLB level and in the top 10% for the NCAA and High School level averages. Induced vertical break average of -13.3 and induced horizontal break average of -15. Curveball tilt ranging from 7:15 - 8:00 right at the ideal average tilt range of 7:45 for a 2019 MLB curveball. 

Summary: Miller has the look and feel of a starting right-handed pitcher with potential to get through the line-up three times at the next level. Miller’s fastball is intriguing, as it has extreme run to it and slight or above-average ride to the pitch, enabling his fastball to be utilized to all parts of the zone. Curveball and slider break at the ideal tilt ranges that you want to see from the pitches and will continue to be quality pitches at this level and next. Only threw one change-up in his ProCase showing, too small of a sample size to dissect but prior showings have shown that it has capability of being a quality fourth pitch. If Miller can continue to develop his three offspeed pitches and increase his velocity, he could have the stuff to become a frontline starter in the PAC-12 and could see his name on draft lists as soon as 2021.

7/17/19

Miller showed very well at the PBR Tournaments in June and continued that today. Miller flashed arguably the best repertoire of any pitcher on the day with his fastball, curveball, changeup, slider mix. He worked his fastball on a downhill plane at 87-88 mph keeping the pitch below the knees and black-to-black throughout the outing. Miller’s changeup shows fading, downer action away from lefties that induced swing-and-miss results twice at 81 mph. Miller flashed a slider at 78-79 mph with sweeping movement, but it was his potential power curve that was a treat. Working 72-73 mph with the pitch, it flashes true 12-6 breaking with sharp biting action. There’s depth to the pitch, that along with the rest of the repertoire, comes from the same 3/4 slot. 

6/06/19

Uncommitted. Standing 6-foot-3, 200-pounds, Miller’s frame stands out high atop the rubber, and the stuff that he showcased only made him that much more intriguing. Durably-built with more strength likely on the way, his fastball worked 87-89 with some angle to the bottom of the zone. He features a longer arm stroke with a stiff wrist throughout before that hand works quickly through the ball out front. He repeated a simple, linear delivery with ease, though his high ¾ slot varied in finding a consistent release point. He threw some short, sharper sliders at a firm, 79-81, but might have shown more promise in a near 12/6 curveball that was featured in-between innings. The pitch was tightly spun and audible from behind the plate impressive depth, and looked like a future weapon. Miller’s frame and arm strength will bring plenty of eyes from college coaches in the future, and the potential to have two above average breaking balls is a possibility.

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