12/16/11

Draft Profile: - LHSP - Hoby Milner

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1)      LHP     Hoby Milner

Ranked #42 in the 2012 Prospects List compiled by the All-American Athletic Foundation link

4-11-11: - http://bullpenbanter.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=408:college-baseball-weekend-08-observations&catid=18:articles&Itemid=11 - Player: Hoby Milner  College: University of Texas Position: Starting Pitcher Bats/Throws: L/L

Height/Weight: 6'2" / 165 lbs. Tall & thin with a very projectable frame  3/4 arm slot with high leg kick  Fastball seemed firm; a touch of arm side run on a bit of a downward plane, but movement was unimpressive; 90 in the 4th (via announcer) Fastball induced almost exclusively fly ball contact; mostly weak, but HR came off on left up and out over the plate  10-5 curve ball with good sharp break; liked to try to backdoor against RH batters; most effective ground ball weapon in his arsenal  Change up had drop; improved throughout the game, showing late action by the 2nd inning; 83 in the 2nd (via announcer)  Change-up got swings and misses within the zone and was his most impressive offering Slider has 10-4 movement with a bit of late slide; looked more like a cutter at times; threw one slider with good sharp break at 79 MPH in the 4th (via announcer)  Fastball command was lacking throughout the game  Worked very quickly and attacked hitters, minimizing inefficiencies with his command  Paid a lot of attention to runners when on base


6-20-11: - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/740905-omaha-eye-openers-2012-mlb-draft-prospects-at-the-2011-college-world-series#/articles/740905-omaha-eye-openers-2012-mlb-draft-prospects-at-the-2011-college-world-series/page/4 - The Longhorns produce more big leaguers than almost any other NCAA program, and next year will be no different. While there won’t be any players of Taylor Jungmann’s caliber, there will be a decent group of veterans led by LHP Hoby Milner. Milner was one of the Longhorn’s hardest working players this season, making nine starts and 21 relief appearances. He finished third on the team with seven victories and notched an impressive 2.53 ERA and struck out 60 in 81.2 innings. Milner also excelled out of the bullpen in 2010, posting an ERA under 2.00 and about one strikeout per inning. The scrawny (6'2", 165) left-hander was drafted back in 2009 by the Nationals in the 44th round.
7-9-11: - http://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=6002 - Hoby Milner, LHP, Texas - Built with a tall and lanky yet wiry strong frame, Milner was turned to pitch out of the bullpen in both games played in Omaha. He served as a stalwart out of the Longhorns' bullpen during his freshman year in 2010, and assumed a more crucial swing role last spring. Milner, who throws in the upper-80s with a big breaking curveball, may be looked upon as a weekend starter next year for a Texas team looking to redeem themselves after a quick exit from the College World Series this year.
7-15-11: - http://mlbdraftguide.com/1/2011/07/13/hoby-milner-2012-draft-profile - Hoby Milner is a thin lefty who, at 6’2/160, still has plenty of projection.  His father Brian player in the Blue Jays organization for 5 years. Milner’s fastball comes in from 89-91, with reports as high as 93.  His curve is a good offering and comes in at 78-80.  His change is also a quality pitch.  Milner has a 3/4 arm slot and a high leg kick.

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