Chicago Cubs: Tyson Miller, SP: Tennessee Smokies
Diving deeper into the system, the wheel of fortune lands next on Double-A starter Tyson Miller. Miller is just 23 years old and is a product of the 2016 June Amateur Draft, selected by Chicago in the fourth round.
In his first three-plus years in the organization, Miller has been up and down. So far in 2019, however, he has pitched exceptionally well. It leads to the argument of Miller making the list.
Through his first 11 starts at Tennessee, the right-hander sports a well above average 2.26 ERA. Most impressively for Miller has been his ability to control at-bats as well as keep the ball in the yard. To go along with the ERA, Miller also has a 2.51 FIP and 3.14 xFIP, respectively.
To add to the allure of his production this season, Miller has seen a steady increase in his strikeout rate as well as a decrease in his walk rate, both excellent signs. He has held opposing hitters to a .204 average and carries an attractive 0.91 WHIP. Oh and that home run rate we just discussed? Miller has nearly cut it in half.
There is little chance Miller comes close to sniffing the big leagues this season. That being said, when rosters expand there is a possibility based on how he is pitching that Miller does receive his chance just so the Cubs can see what they have in him.