Kurt Miller – 1991 Upper Deck
December 28, 2010
I know the reason Kurt Miller bombed as a prospect.
He routinely waved all of his teammates in, a-la Eddie Feingold (“The King”), but it doesn’t work in baseball.
That, and he insisted on pitching in the twilight, and batters learned not to swing, so the umps kept calling balls.
What, you have a better reason?
Protip: When you deal the #5 pick in the draft one year after you draft him in a two for one to get Steve Buechele, then you’re not good at drafting.
Protip #2: When your first round draft pick can’t strike out a batter-an-inning in short season Class A, and then can’t strike out a batter-an-inning in Class A the next year, you’re not good at drafting.
Protip #3: If you are drafting 5th in the first round, and Mike Mussina is available, and you take Kurt Miller, you’re not good at drafting.