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Darrell Miller Jr.
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Darrell Miller Jr. 1264483
Position: Catcher
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 220
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Yorba Linda, Calif.
High School: Servite HS

Missed the season due to injury.

2015 (Summer)
Batted .200 with three runs and four RBI over 13 games for the Newport Gulls in the New England League … totaled two extra-base hits, including a homerun … tallied two multi-hit games and one multi-RBI games … helped lead Newport to a 27-15 overall record and a first place finish in the New England League Southern Division.

Appeared in 55 games, making 53 starts (52 at catcher, one at designated hitter)…hit .257 with 19 runs and 27 RBI…semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award…honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection…totaled 14 extra-base hits, tallying 12 doubles and two home runs…had a slugging percentage of .351 and an on-base percentage of .324…tied for the team-high with four sacrifice-flies…drew 16 walks and was hit by a pitch five times…racked up 11 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games…set or tied new single game career-highs in at-bats (6), runs (2), hits (3), RBI (3), doubles (1) and home runs (1)…threw out 7-of-21 potential base-stealers…posted a .994 fielding percentage with just one passed ball…hit .266 with 10 runs and 14 RBI during Pac-12 play…doubled and drove in a season-high three runs in each of his first two games against Hofstra on February 13 and February 15…hits his first career home run and drove in two runs at CSUN on February 17…posted a season-high tying seven-game hit-streak from March 28 to April 10…tied his season-high with another seven-game hit streak from April 24 to May 2…named Pac-12 Player of the Week after going 6-for-12 with three doubles, two runs and six RBI in a weekend series at Stanford April 24 to April 26…went 5-for-7 with three runs in a double-header against CSU Bakersfield and Maryland in the Los Angeles Regional on May 31.

Played in six games, appearing as a pinch-hitter in all six...batted .400 by going 2-for-5 on the year, logging a single against Oregon on May 18 and a double at Washington on May 23...also drew a walk vs. Oregon on May 16.

2013 (summer)
Played in five games for the Lakeshore Chinooks of the Northwoods League...scored two runs in 15 at-bats for the club...Lakeshore finished in first place in the South Division of the Northwoods League, falling to the Madison Mallards in the first round of the playoffs.

Played in 10 games, making six starts (three at catcher, three at designated hitter)...hit .143 with a run, a double and three RBI...drew two walks and posted a .235 on-base percentage...went 1-for-3 with two RBI against Minnesota on Feb. 16...posted a 1-for-2 game with a run, a RBI and a double vs. Minnesota on Feb. 17.

High School
Four-year varsity baseball letterwinner at Servite High School (Anaheim, Calif.) under head coaches Dave Lawn (previous) and Jeff Sears (current)...selected in the 34th round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies...hit .385 during his senior season at Servite...batted .500 with two home runs, four triples, five doubles and 17 RBI during his junior season (2011)...listed by the Los Angeles Times as one of the area's top juniors heading into the 2011 season...played at the 2011 Area Code Games for the Milwaukee Brewers Area Code Team at Blair Field in Long Beach, Calif...competed for the RBI All-Stars at the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars (June 2011) at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C...hit .325 during his sophomore season at Servite in 2010...three-time All-Trinity League selection (2010-12)...was a two-time All-CIF Southern Section selection and was named a 2012 Rawlings All-American.

Full name: Darrell Keith Miller Jr...Born in Fullerton, Calif...parents are Darrell and Kelly Miller...father, Darrell Miller Sr., runs the MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton, Calif. and played five seasons in the Major Leagues with the California Angels (1984-1988) as a catcher and outfielder...uncle is Reggie Miller, who played basketball at UCLA for four seasons (1984-87) before enjoying an 18-year Hall of Fame career in the NBA with the Indiana Pacers...aunt is Cheryl Miller, who starred on the women's basketball team at the USC (1983-86) and played professional basketball...has a younger sister, Nicole, and a younger brother, Cameron...admires Major League catcher Mike Napoli...undeclared major.

Career Highs
At-bats - 6 at Arizona State (5/9/15)
Runs - 2 (five times), last at CSU Bakersfield (5/31/15)
Hits - 3 (three times), last vs. Maryland (5/31/15)
RBI - 3 (four times), last at Stanford (4/26/15)
Doubles - 1 (14 times), last vs. Maryland (5/31/15)
Home Runs - 1 (two times), last at USC (4/12/15)


2013 Fr. .143 10 6 14 1 2 1 0 0 3 3 .214 2 0 5 1 .235 1 0 0 0
2014 So. .400 6 0 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 .600 1 0 0 0 .500 0 0 0 0
2015 R-So. .257 55 53 191 19 49 12 0 2 27 67 .351 16 5 26 3 .324 4 7 0 0
TOTALS   .252 71 59 210 20 53 14 0 2 30 73 .348 19 5 31 4 .322 5 7 0 0
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