Wednesday, January 19, 2011
2007 Topps 52 Andrew Miller
Who is this? Boston Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller
What is this? An autographed card from the 2007 Topps 52 set
Where'd I get it? I bought it from a SportsGraphing.com forum member
How much did it cost? $2
Why is this so special? This is another card from the 2007 Topps 52 set that I am kinda (but not really) working on trying to get signed.
At one point, Miller was a really big prospect. The Tigers made him the 6th overall pick in the 2006 draft. In 2007, Miller went to the Marlins as a key part of the Miguel Cabrera trade. This off-season, the Marlins traded Miller to Boston,
Unfortunately, he's never enjoyed a lot of success in the majors. Last year, in 9 appearances Miller was 1-5 with an 8.54 ERA for Florida. He's running out of chances to prove that he belongs in the major leagues - if he gets a chance with the Red Sox, it will be in the bullpen. And Miller's not really suited to being a situational lefty - for his career, lefty batters hit .267 with a .404 on-base percentage and a .415 slugging average against him.
Miller's autograph is unusual, but it's fairly consistent with the facsimile one on the card.