Jake Miller: Press Sports Athlete of the Week

In the recent past, a few extremely talented baseball players have helped elevate Louisville’s program to the top of both the ACC and all of division one baseball.  Jacob Miller, although he is going to be in high school until 2022, looks poised to add another name to that list. The talented pitcher from Liberty Union High School in Baltimore, Ohio had attracted the interest of other college powerhouses such as LSU and Mississippi State before deciding on Louisville as his future home.  Miller’s electric fastball, touching 87 at only 14 years old, has both the Louisville coaching staff and professional scouts alike salivating over his potential.

Miller’s favorite pitcher is another right hander with an explosive arsenal, Walker Buehler and his mindset also mirrors the Dodgers ace.  Miller said, “I have a great mindset on the mound and it makes the hitters know that I’m going to come right after them”. Miller may differ from some pitchers as he also has added athleticism that likely explains his impressive velocity at such a young age.  He plays basketball and runs track when not on the diamond and enjoys competing in friendly 3 on 3 basketball tournaments with his friends and teammates.

Like a lot of young athletes in 2019, Jacob enjoys gearing up for games by listening to Lil Uzi Vert and his favorite video game is MLB: The Show.  One day, Miller hopes that he will be able to play as himself in a video game as his ultimate goal is to make it to the MLB. We at Press would not be surprised if that happened in the future as Miller has both the skills and attitude to achieve his athletic dreams.  Miller has already posted one 16 strikeout 1 hit performance and we will keep watching to see what he does next.

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