Phillies select Top 15 prospect Aidan Miller with the 27th overall pick in the 2023 MLB Draft
The Phillies selected Trinity, Florida’s J.W. Mitchell High School shortstop Aidan Miller with the 27th overall pick in the 2023 MLB Draft last night.
The 19-year old shortstop committed to play college baseball at the University of Arkansas but is expected to sign with the Phillies, which is pretty convenient given the fact that Trinity, Florida is only a 30-minute drive from Spectrum Field and the Carpenter Complex down in Clearwater.
Miller, who was MLB Pipeline’s No. 13 prospect in the MLB Draft, fell to the Phillies at 27 because of a broken hamate bone in his hand this year that caused him to miss the majority of his senior season.
MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki on Aidan Miller
The Phillies watched Miller’s play twice this year before he broke his hand. They also attended a workout in early May, when he got cleared to play again. But the Phillies watched him play extensively last year when he won the All-American Game MVP Award and the High School Home Run Derby title during All-Star festivities at Dodger Stadium in July 2022.
Miller batted .385 (72-for-187) with 15 doubles, seven triples, eight home runs, 47 RBIs and a 1.176 OPS over 62 games in his first three high school seasons. (full article)
Phillies 1st Round Draft Pick History
- 2023 Aidan Miller
- 2022 Justin Crawford
- 2021 Andrew Painter
- 2020 Mick Abel
- 2019 Bryson Stott
- 2018 Alec Bohm
- 2017 Adam Haseley
- 2016 Mickey Moniak
- 2015 Cornelius Randolph
- 2014 Aaron Nola
- 2013 JP Crawford
The Phillies will make their next two picks on Monday in the third round (No. 98 overall) and fourth round (No. 130 overall). They will have the 29th pick in each of the final 15 rounds (6-20).