When you’re a young player or a prospect, the ultimate dream is to make it to the big leagues.
Sometimes, you get lucky.
Other times, it may not work out.
There’s no telling what will ultimately happen for Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Bobby Miller, but in last night’s spring training exhibition game at Dodger Stadium against the Los Angeles Angels, Miller got a taste of what it’s like to achieve something big.
It may only be spring training still, but Miller will be able to lay claim to something few pitchers can, and that is striking out Shohei Ohtani.
Miller didn’t just strike out Ohtani, he blew him away and caught him looking with a 100-mph fastball.
Dodgers prospect Bobby Miller faced Shohei Ohtani in his first big league appearance…
And struck him out with a 100mph fastball 🔥
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) April 6, 2022
What A Moment!
Could you possibly draw it up any better for Miller?
How many prospects, or big leaguers for that matter, can say that they struck out the modern-day Babe Ruth looking on a 100-mph fastball?
The best thing about it is that Ohtani thought he had ball four and started the trot down to first base, but the umpire quickly rang him up.
This is an amazing moment for a young pitcher who’s trying to fight his way to the big leagues.
This is something Miller will remember for the rest of his life.
Yes, it’s still only spring training, but come on!
This kid blew Ohtani away and caught him looking, and he hasn’t even made his big-league debut yet.
This is the best possible way to start off, striking out one of the best hitters of this generation.
We’ll see if that’s a sign of things to come for Miller.
If he can do more of that, he should find himself in the majors in no time.