Draft Update: Indians, Shelby Miller

In a video by The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Indians director of amateur scouting Brad Grant says he sees the draft as "pitcher heavy" and could very well take an arm with the 15th overall pick. Here are some more highlights:

  • The Indians will address organizational need, not major league need.
  • Signability is a factor.  
  • Cleveland has a budget for the draft, but could go over-slot on a first round player.  
  • Grant admitted he'd love to draft Stephen Strasburg and is visibly in awe of the righty's talent.

The Indians likely won't have the chance to draft high school pitcher Shelby Miller, but as MLB.com's Daniel Paulling reports, the Texan has drawn tons of interest. Between 30 and 40 scouts regularly appear at Miller's games to see a fastball that's clocked in the upper 90s. He figures to be selected within the first ten picks of the draft.

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