Kansas City Royals 2015 MLB Draft Review

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Anderson Miller

In the third round, the Kansas City Royals took Anderson Miller, who likely will be the first position player they selected. The outfielder/left handed pitcher from Western Kentucky University certainly had to be pleased with the selection, as it seems he grew up as a fan of the Royals based on a picture on Twitter.

In Miller, the Royals have an interesting bat, as he ranked third in Conference USA with twelve home runs and 47 runs scored, while placing in the top five in walks, triples and slugging percentage en route to being named to the All-Conference First Team. Considered a possible five tool player, Anderson began to be noticed by scouts based on his performance in the Cape Cod League last year.

While he is expected to be an outfielder professionally, Miller has also made the occasional appearance on the mound. His fastball sat in the low 90’s, and he made two scoreless appearances this season. If his game is unable to translate to the professional ranks, Miller could potentially provide value as a pitcher as well.

Anderson Miller is also the third consecutive member of the Hilltoppers to be taken by the Kansas City Royals, joining Andrew Edwards and Ian Tompkins, as it appears as though there is a nice pipeline forming at Western Kentucky.

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