Former Illinois State University baseball player Owen Miller was a part of a nine-player deal sending him to the Cleveland Indians.

Miller, who was originally drafted by the San Diego Padres in the third round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft, will look to find new beginnings in Cleveland. Miller has spent the last three seasons in the Minor League slashing .307/.367/.441 in 205 games played. Defensively over three seasons, his fielding percentage is .980, .969, and .974.

While at ISU Miller appeared and started in all 162 games in his tenure with the team. In his junior and final year in 2018, he was named First-Team All-Region and Third Team All-American by ABCA/ Rawlings.

Miller had a career day against Valparaiso as he went 5-for-5 hitting for the cycle driving in one run and scoring three himself. He also led the team with 88 hits which still holds the school's record today as the most in a single season.

MATT PETROVITCH is a Sports Reporter for The Vidette. He can be contacted at mdpetro1@ilstu.edu Follow him on Twitter at @matt_petrovitch 


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