And just one more thing: Marlins
My Marlins preview is up as well today — it’s two-for-Thursday at MiLB.com. A lot of talk about all those young arms they have, so I figured I’d go position player here:
Jai Miller, OF: The Marlins drafted Miller back in the fourth round of the 2003 draft and have watched this top-notch athlete slowly develop into a real baseball player. Coming out of high school. the bright and personable Miller was recruited by Stanford for both football and basketball — not exactly common — but the Marlins convinced him to sign. He’s made slow and steady progress and was in big-league camp this spring. He had a bit of a breakout season in 2007, raising his batting average more than 50 points while setting career highs in just about every other offensive category as well. He’s the proverbial five-tool player still trying to sharpen all the tools. Even with the slow climb, he’s ready for Triple-A at the ripe old age of 23.