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2017 MLB Draft: Indiana’s Luke Miller drafted by the Twins

Minnesota has given Miller the chance to turn pro by selecting him in the 31st round

Luke Miller was selected in the late rounds of the 2017 MLB Draft
Auston Matricardi

With the 916th overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, coming in the 31st round, the Minnesota Twins have selected Indiana third baseman Luke Miller.

As a sophomore, Miller hit .274 with 10 home runs and 39 RBIs. Those power numbers were a huge improvement over his freshman year when he hit just one home run and only drove in 23 runs. Miller also recorded an OPS of .805 and struck out 42 times last season.

In the field Miller made 10 errors in 148 opportunities to give him a fielding percentage of .932, a minor increase over his freshman performance.

The IU slugger now has a decision to make. He can sign a contract with the Twins and become a pro, or he can return to Indiana and try to improve his draft stock. The latter should be expected, as Miller still has two more years of eligibility at Indiana and he can probably improve his draft stock with a solid performance next spring.