Peter Miller was the first local taken in the 2014 MLB first-year player draft, going in the ninth round on Day 2. Area players were shut out on Day 1 for the first time since 2010.
RHP Peter Miller, Florida State (9th, 261, Mariners): Miller, who played at Cambridge Christian, recently finished his senior season with the Seminoles. He was 3-4 with a 5.14 ERA. He appeared in 17 games and started seven. In 42 innings pitched he recorded 53 strikeouts and 31 walks.
Miller, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound right-hander, finished his senior season with the Lancers with a 0.89 ERA and 6-0 record, striking out 65 in 39.1 innings pitched. In 2010 he was on the Tampa Bay Times’ all-Hillsborough County first team and was the fifth winner of the Wade Boggs Achievement Award, given annually to a standout senior baseball player in Hillsborough County.
Seattle selected six pitchers — three right-handers — before using its 10th pick on Miller.
LHP Thomas Dorminy, Faulkner University (10th, 297, Padres): The former Alonso pitcher and 2009 Times’ all-Suncoast Pitcher of the Year finished his junior year at Faulkner University with a 3.22 ERA and 11-3 record, striking out 121 in 109 innings pitched.
Dorminy, who helped the Ravens win a 6A state championship while at Alonso, was a USF commit at one time, but went the junior college route instead, with stints at Hillsborough Community College and Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Andalusia, Ala., before Faulkner.
As a senior for the Ravens, Dorminy went 7-4 with a 2.33 ERA, striking out 72 in 57 innings. He also had a .326 batting average, three home runs and 30 RBIs.