Marlins Miller still hoping to fulfill potential
By Steven Wine
Associated PressJUPITER, Fla. ó The question was posed to Florida Marlins pitching coach Mark Wiley: Which of the team’s talented young starting pitchers will finish with the most career victories?
The first name Wiley mentioned was the one with the most modest resume: erratic left-hander Andrew Miller.
“He’s working on a new delivery,” Wiley said. “Once he locks in with that, he’s got as much topside as anybody.”
Miller, a former first-round draft pick out of North Carolina, went 6-10 with a 5.87 ERA last season and ended it in the bullpen.
“I’ve got to go out and perform better than I did last year, that’s for sure,” he said. “I’ve got plenty to improve on, but I think we’re making some good adjustments that will help me do that.”
The new motion is designed to improve his command and reduce pounding on his right knee, which has been prone of bouts of tendinitis the past two years.