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#35 Ryan Miller

Position:
RHP
Height:
6-0
Weight:
180
Class:
Senior
Hometown:
Venice, Fla.
High School:
Venice HS
BIO

Junior college transfer who was one of the team’s top relievers during the first half of the 2017 season, but was hampered by injury during the second half of the year … was healthy in 2018 and was one of the top relievers in the ACC … had one of the team’s hardest fastballs … in 83.1 innings pitched over 37 relief appearances and two seasons, he had an 8-1 record, five saves and a 2.59 ERA while allowing 72 hits (.232 opponents’ batting average) and 19 walks with 75 strikeouts … drafted two times in his career.

2018: Drafted in the sixth round (No. 189 overall pick) by the Arizona Diamondbacks and signed in June … won the Stowe Award, given to the team’s most valuable pitcher … had a 7-1 record and 2.51 ERA in 26 relief appearances … in 71.2 innings pitched, he allowed 63 hits (.234 opponents’ batting average) and 17 walks with 64 strikeouts … third in the ACC in ERA … held opponents to a .184 batting average with two outs … had a 1-1 record, two saves, a 1.93 ERA and 18 strikeouts against four walks in 23.1 innings pitched over eight relief appearances against top-25 teams … had a 2-0 record, an 0.47 ERA and 22 strikeouts against four walks in 19.1 innings pitched over seven relief appearances in May … Clemson Regional All-Tournament selection after pitching 8.0 innings over two relief appearances, allowing three hits and two walks with six strikeouts … pitched 3.0 innings in relief, allowing no hits, no runs and one walk with two strikeouts to earn the win against Furman on Feb. 20 … pitched 4.0 innings in relief, allowing four hits, no runs and one walk with three strikeouts to record the save against No. 23 South Carolina at Greenville, S.C., on March 3 … pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing two hits, no runs and no walks with one strikeout to earn the win against Georgia Tech on March 9 … pitched 1.2 innings in relief, allowing no hits, no runs and no walks with one strikeout against No. 10 NC State on March 16 … pitched 1.1 innings in relief, allowing no runs and no walks with one strikeout to record the save at No. 11 Louisville on March 23 … pitched 4.0 innings in relief, allowing four hits and no walks with five strikeouts to record the save against Boston College on March 30 … pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing no hits and no earned runs with one strikeout against No. 10 Georgia at North Augusta, S.C., on April 10 … pitched 3.2 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with four strikeouts to earn the win at Wake Forest on April 20 … pitched 2.1 innings in relief, allowing no hits, no runs and no walks with one strikeout to record the save against Kennesaw State on April 24 … pitched 3.1 innings in relief, allowing three hits with three strikeouts to earn the win at Virginia on April 29 … No. 18 senior in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … pitched 1.2 hitless and scoreless innings in relief at Virginia on April 27 … pitched 3.1 innings in relief, allowing one run and no walks with two strikeouts against No. 15 Florida State on May 5 … pitched 2.1 innings in relief, allowing one hit and no runs with three strikeouts against No. 13 Florida State on May 7 … pitched 4.2 innings in relief, allowing one hit and no runs with nine strikeouts against Austin Peay on May 11 … pitched 2.1 innings in relief, allowing no runs and no walks with two strikeouts at Pittsburgh on May 17 … pitched 1.2 innings in relief, allowing one hit and no runs with one strikeout to earn the win at Pittsburgh on May 19 … pitched 4.0 innings in relief, allowing four hits, no runs and no walks with three strikeouts to earn the win against Miami (Fla.) in the ACC Tournament on May 24 … pitched 2.1 innings in relief, allowing two hits and no runs with two strikeouts against Morehead State in the Clemson Regional on June 1 … pitched 5.2 innings in relief, allowing one walk with four strikeouts to earn the win against No. 20 St. John’s in the Clemson Regional on June 3 … one of the top-75 seniors in the nation in the preseason by D1Baseball … No. 43 ACC prospect for the 2018 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball.

2017: Drafted in the 31st round (No. 920 overall pick) by the Atlanta Braves … had a 1-0 record and 3.09 ERA in 11 relief appearances … in 11.2 innings pitched, he allowed nine hits (.220 opponents’ batting average), no homers and two walks with 11 strikeouts … held opponents to a .111 batting average with runners on base and .133 batting average with two outs … only allowed one of his six inherited baserunners to score … did not pitch after April 2 due to injury … pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing two hits and no runs with a strikeout against Notre Dame on March 12 … pitched 1.2 innings in relief with no walks to record his first save as a Tiger against No. 11 Virginia on March 18 … pitched 1.1 perfect innings in relief with two strikeouts against Furman on March 28 … pitched 1.2 perfect innings in relief with a strikeout to earn his first win as a Tiger against Winthrop on March 29 … pitched 1.1 innings in relief, allowing a hit and no runs with two strikeouts at Georgia Tech on April 2 … among the top-63 junior college transfers in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game.

Before Clemson: Played at State College of Florida, where he was coached by Tim Hill II … member of the state champions as a sophomore and junior … lettered multiple times in baseball at Venice High School, where he was coached by Craig Faulkner.

Personal: Majoring in economics … born Ryan Robert Miller on March 28 in 1996.