The Tribe's first-round pick in 2003, Miller quickly showed why he had scouts salivating like a lineman at Morton's. At just 19 years of age, he burned through Class A Kinston in 2004, fanning 46 hitters in 43 innings, while amassing an ERA of 2.08. He soon moved to Lake County, the Tribe's high-level Class A team, and continued his domination. In 19 games in Erie, he struck out 106 batters in 91 innings, giving up just 79 hits and winning seven of his starts. He ran into elbow trouble in 2005 and bounced around the Tribe's farm system. But Baseball America
, the Bible of minor league baseball, still considers Miller the Indians' best hope for the future, thanks to his nasty slider and his voodoo-like command of the baseball. With several other minor league pitchers ready to break in, Miller could soon be the anchor of one of the league's deepest young pitching staffs.