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Mitchell’s Jackson Miller selected to play in Prospect Development Pipeline League

The junior is one of 80 high school prospects selected for the elite program this summer at IMG.
Mitchell High School baseball player Jackson Miller attends a team practice earlier this month at the school in New Port Richey. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times ]
Mitchell High School baseball player Jackson Miller attends a team practice earlier this month at the school in New Port Richey. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]
Published Apr. 30, 2019
Updated Apr. 30, 2019

Mitchell junior pitcher and infielder Jackson Miller has been invited to participate in the inaugural Prospect Development Pipeline League this summer at IMG Academy in Bradenton. The league is open to 80 of the top 2020 MLB Draft-eligible high school prospects from around the country.

The PDP League is scheduled to run from June 13-July 4. Players will be assigned to one of four teams. Former major leaguers Ryan Howard, Barry Larkin, Chipper Jones and Derek Jeter will coach the teams.

The league will serve as a primary identification tool for the U-18 Baseball World Cup, which will be held in September in South Korea. The league will also serve as a feeder for the MLB High School Prospects Game, which will be played as part of the All Star festivities in Cleveland in July.

Miller has been a key player for the 23-0 Mustangs. He is hitting .486 with nine doubles and two home runs. The left-hander has been an ace on the mound. He has thrown 49-2/3 innings and is 8-0 with a 0.56 ERA. He has 63 strikeouts.