The Cards Come to Terms With Their #1 Pick

Shelby MillerAfter trading away pretty much all of their top-end young talent in deals for Mark DeRosa and Matt Holiday, the Cardinals needed to sign #1 pick, and hard-throwing Texas right-hander Shelby Miller.

Miller suddenly becomes the number one best pitching prospect in the Cardinals farm system.

After initially asking for 4 million to sign, Miller and the Cards settled in on 2.875 Million.  Still a lot of money, but a lot better for the Cards than 4 mill!

Here’s a quick scouting report from the Post Dispatch’s Joe Strauss:

Miller consistently throws a 94 mile-per-hour fastball and possesses the frame, natural movement on his pitches and coachability that lead many to project him as a future ace.

We tried to track down his Facebook page, but we came up empty…well at least we think so.  Here’s a sampling of our results, but we aren’t confident.

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…apparently Shelby Miller is a popular name, for girls.  Good thing the kid is good at sports.

We can’t wait to see how he preforms in the minors, along with a quick rise to the majors where a guy with nearly 3 million in his pocket could be lots of fun for a site like this!