Fredonia native Noah Miller hopes to hear name called in upcoming MLB Draft
FREDONIA, Wis. (CBS 58) - Ozaukee senior shortstop Noah Miller has always had a passion for baseball.
"Just being out there, playing the game that you love. I just love doing it and I just love being out there," said Noah Miller.
"He's always been and individual who just wants to attack the game and play it at its finest. It's always a fun and joy to watch," said Steve Kowalski, Ozaukee baseball head coach.
But his passion could see become his profession. Miller is the top ranked MLB Prospect from Wisconsin and could hear his name early in the 2021 MLB Draft. But he didn't spend too much time thinking about it during his senior season with the Warriors, no matter how many scouts showed up to games.
"I know I don't really have any control over it. Its not on me, its on teams to pick me. If they don’t then I'm going to play college. And if I get the money I want then I'll have a chance at pro ball," said Miller.
Miller will have the chance of going to play baseball at Alabama, where he committed his sophomore year, or turn pro if he is selected where he wants.
He has a chance to join other recent Wisconsinites who made their turn to professionals, like Waukesha's Jarred Kelenic, Marshfield's Daulton Varsho or even Noah's brother Owen, just to name a few. Owen is in the Cleveland baseball organization and made his MLB debut on May 23rd. Owen was drafted in 2018 with the 84th overall pick by the San Diego Padres following his junior year with Illinois State. He did a lot of work with Owen to improve his own skills.
"I just think like overall, he's just helped me so much. He plays a lot of different positions so when we come here to this field in the offseason like during quarantine. We were working at short, second, third literally every single day," said Noah.
Noah and his brother learned from their dad, Tom. Noah is the youngest of three behind Owen and his sister Loren. He knows, whether he starts his journey at Tuscaloosa or turns pro later this summer he will always have his family behind him and hopes to make his dad and mom, Rose, proud.
"Both my parents are really rooting for us. They're really happy about it. They love to see us succeed and they want to keep seeing us succeed in the future," said Noah.
The 2021 MLB Draft begins July 11th with the first round and continues through July 13th completing with the 20th round.