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MESA, Ariz. – Former Gardner-Webb ace Mason Miller has risen quickly up the ladder in the Oakland A’s system and was recently named to the Arizona Fall League All-Star Team.

The 6-foot-5, 200-pound righty has been sensational for the Mesa Solar Sox in the prestigious AFL, going 1-1 with a 3.29 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 13.2 innings of work. He has allowed only a .152 batting average to his opponents this fall and has an elite 0.80 WHIP.

Miller has walked only four batters.

A third-round pick by the A’s in 2021, Miller has polished his breaking pitches, developed a reliable change up and dominates batters with a lively fastball that ventures regularly into triple digits.

His combination of power and control has turned Miller into a high level major league prospect for Oakland. The Pittsburgh, Pa., native fanned 25 batters and walked only three in a trio of minor league stops this past summer, working for the A’s rookie league team in Arizona for two innings, then starting three games for the Class A Lansing Lugnuts. He advanced quickly to the AAA Las Vegas Aviators and made a pair of starts before the season ended.

For his brief career, Miller has fanned 34 batters in just 20.0 innings of work with six walks and a .176 opposing batting average – not counting his fast start in the Arizona Fall League with the Solar Sox.

Miller spent one season with Coach Jim Chester‘s Runnin’ Bulldogs, going 8-1 with a 3.30 ERA and 121 strikeouts in 92.2 innings pitched.

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