#19 Todd Miller
AT NOTRE DAME: Three-year monogram winner that enters senior season with a 4.28 career ERA and 3-3 record, plus 41 strikeouts, 17 walks and 69 hits allowed (.271 opponent batting average) in 37 appearances (two starts) and 67.1 innings (seven hit batters, two wild pitches, 10 home runs allowed) … in BIG EAST games, owns a 5.66 career ERA and 0-1 record, plus 15 strikeouts, two walks and 28 hits allowed (.329 opponent batting average) in 13 appearances (no starts) and 20.2 innings (three hit batters and two home runs allowed) … averaging 5.48 strikeouts and 2.27 walks per 9.0 innings pitched in his career … amongst a group of pitchers, including sophomore RHP Adam Norton and freshmen Anthony McIver and Sean Fitzgerald, in competition for the Sunday starting role … critical component of pitching staff regardless of role … highly competitive pitcher who can pound the zone with strikes … features a moving fastball and tricky slider … change-up might be best pitch … versatile pitcher that can help pitching staff in numerous roles … has worked as a starter, short reliever, long reliever and even closer over the last three years … carried a 3.393 cumulative GPA into the `11 spring semester.
JUNIOR SEASON (2010): Made nine appearances on the mound in the spring and one start … served as one of Notre Dame[apos]s top relievers before a shoulder injury sidelined him for seven weeks of the season … went 2-0 with a 3.65 earned run average in 12.1 innings of work … allowed 12 hits as his opponents batted .273 against him … struck out seven and walked five … averaged 5.11 strikeouts and 3.65 walks per nine innings … Notre Dame posted a 3-6 record when Miller pitched … did not allow a run in six of nine appearances… collected one hold (vs. Central Michigan on May 12) … went 1-for-1 in save opportunities (vs. Mississippi Valley State on Feb. 20) … inherited six base runners upon entering the game and only allowed two to score … retired seven of the nine first batters he faced … recorded one start on the year … tossed 2.0 scoreless innings before being removed due to pitch count on Apr. 28 against Valparaiso (first outing since Mar. 06) … tied fourth on the staff in games finished (five) … went 0-0 with a 8.10 ERA in three appearances (all in relief) in BIG EAST action … allowed five hits in 3.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .385 against him … struck out one and walked none … went 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA in six appearances (one start) in non-conference action … allowed seven hits in 9.0 innings of work as his opponents batted .226 against him … struck out six and walked five … went 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA in three appearances (all in relief) in the month of February … allowed four hits in 4.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .250 against him … struck out six and walked four … went 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA in one appearance out of the bullpen in the month of March … allowed two hits in 1.2 innings of work as his opponents batted .400 against him … struck out none and walked none … went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in one appearance (start) in the month of April … allowed one hit in 2.0 innings of work as his opponents batted .286 against him … struck out none and walked one … went 0-0 with a 6.23 ERA in four appearances (all in relief) in the month of May … allowed five hits in 4.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .313 against him … struck out one and walked none … went 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA in three appearances (all in relief) in home games … allowed four hits in 3.0 innings of work as his opponents batted .364 against him … struck out none and walked none … went 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in one appearance (start) in away games … allowed one hit in 1.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .200 against him … struck out one and walked none … went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in three appearances (one start) in Irish victories … allowed four hits in 5.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .211 against him … struck out three and walked four … went 1-0 with a 4.82 ERA in seven appearances (all in relief) in day games … allowed 11 hits in 9.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .324 against him … struck out seven and walked four … went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two appearances (one start) in night games … allowed one hits in 3.0 innings of work as his opponents batted .100 against him … struck out none and walked one … went 1-0 with a 4.35 ERA in eight appearances out of the Irish bullpen … allowed 11 hits in 10.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .297 against him … struck out seven and walked four … left-handed hitters batted .333 (5-for-15) and right-handed hitters batted .241 (7-for-29) against him … batters hit .313 (5-for-16) against him with runners on base and .250 (7-for-28) with the bases empty … picked up a save with 2.0 scoreless innings of relief against Mississippi Valley State on Feb. 20 … allowed a run on one hit and one walk in 1.0 inning of work versus Illinois on Feb. 26, but struck out the side … worked 1.1 scoreless innings of relief with a strikeout against Penn State on Feb. 28 … tossed 1.2 innings of relief and allowed one earned run on two hits versus Kansas State on Mar. 06 … did not make another outing before only start of the season on Apr. 28 … worked a 1-2-3 inning against Central Michigan on May to pick up a rare third-inning hold … recorded 5.1 scoreless innings while allowing just two hits (.111 opponents[apos] batting average) over first four appearances following shoulder injury.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009): Made 19 appearances on the mound in the spring, 18 out of the Irish bullpen … his 18 relief appearances were the second-most on the staff … went 1-2 with a 5.40 earned run average in 36.2 innings of work … allowed 46 hits as his opponents batted .309 against him … struck out 21 and walked eight … averaged 5.15 strikeouts and 1.96 walks per 9.0 innings pitched … led the staff with five saves – all of which extended beyond one inning of work … ranked sixth in the BIG EAST in saves … proved even tougher against left-handed hitters as they managed a .286 batting average (16-for-56) … Notre Dame posted a 13-6 record when Miller pitched … did not allow a run in eight of 19 appearances … went 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA in five appearances (no starts) in BIG EAST action … allowed 14 hits in 8.0 innings of work as his opponents batted .368 against him … struck out seven and walked none … made Irish debut on Feb. 20 against Ohio State (allowed no runs and no hits in 1.2 innings; walked one and struck out two) … tossed 1.2 inning of relief against Purdue on Feb. 22 (yielded two hits and one earned run) … worked 4.0 innings of relief against NCAA tournament participant Gonzaga on Feb. 27 (allowed three earned runs on four hits; struck out three and walked one in losing effort) … picked up only victory of the season in outing against NCAA tournament participant Oral Roberts on March 6 (allowed one earned run, a solo home run, on three hits in 2.0 innings; walked one and struck out one) … tossed 0.2 perfect scoreless innings of relief in the victory over NCAA tournament participant Washington State on March 8 … was tagged with an earned run on two hits in 2.0 innings of work against Illinois State on March 12 (walked one and struck out none in the losing effort) … struggled in his outing against Trinity on March 14 (roughed up for three earned runs on one hit in 1.0 inning of work; walked three without a strikeout) … rebounded with 2.0 scoreless and hitless innings against Seton Hall on March 20 (struck out one without a walk) … recorded consecutive poor appearances against Seton Hall on March 22 (allowed four earned runs on six hits with no walks and no strikeouts in 1.0 inning) and Toledo on April 1 (allowed three earned runs on four hits with no walks and no strikeouts in 2.0 innings; first career start) … returned the bullpen and tossed 2.1 innings against Northwestern on April 15 (surrendered one earned run on three hits; no strikeouts and no walks) … picked up first career save in the victory over Michigan in the second game of their doubleheader on April 22 (tossed 2.0 scoreless and hitless innings of relief; struck out three and walked one) … knocked around for two earned runs on four hits in 0.2 innings on April 26 at Louisville … rebounded with three consecutive scoreless relief appearances, earning saves in each contest, against Bowling Green on April 29 (yielded three hits, struck out career-high tying four and walked none in 3.1 innings of work), USF on May 8 (surrendered just one hits, fanned three and walked none in 2.1 innings) and Western Michigan on May 11 (allowed two hits with no strikeouts and no walks in 1.2 innings of work) … followed with a fourth straight scoreless relief outing against St. John[apos]s on May 14 (allowed three hits and struck out three without a walk in 2.0 innings of work) … picked up his fifth save of the season in the BIG EAST tournament victory over St. John[apos]s on May 19 (scattered six hits and yielded two earned runs in 3.0 innings of work; struck out one and walked none) … went 0-0 with a 1.98 earned run average and four saves over his final six relief appearances of the season (13.2 innings of work) … started game-2 for the victorious Blue in the 2008 Blue-Gold World Series … was knocked around for two earned runs on six hits in just 1.2 innings of work … removed from start following slight twinge in groin.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2008): Struck out two Gold batters in an inning of work during the 2007 Blue-Gold World Series … made nine appearances on the mound in the spring, all out of the Irish bullpen … went 0-1 with a 2.45 earned run average in 18.1 innings of work … his nine appearances were tied for third-most among freshmen on the staff … allowed just 11 hits in 18.1 innings as his opponents batted only .177 against him … struck out 13 and walked four … surrendered an incredibly low one extra-base hit the entire season (home run) against 70 batters faced … proved even tougher against right-handed hitters as they managed just a .111 batting average (4-for-36) … opponents registered just a .226 slugging percentage against him … averaged 6.38 strikeouts per nine innings … posted an impressive 3.33 strikeout-to-walk ratio … stepped up when batters did reach base as opponents hit just .238 (5-for-21) with runners on base … although he also posted impressive numbers against hitters with the bases empty (.146; 6-for-41) … literally unhittable with two outs, as foes batted .000 (0-for-17) … made season debut on Mar. 2 against Boston College and recovered from auspicious beginning … surrendered a home run on first-ever pitch in an Irish uniform … rebounded to strikeout two of the next three batters to end the inning … tossed a scoreless and hitless inning of relief against Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Mar. 7 … pitched 2.0 scoreless innings of relief at Georgetown on Mar. 20 (surrendered three hits, but struck out one) … worked another 3.1 scoreless innings against Valparaiso on Apr. 13 … did walk a pair, along with one strikeout, but allowed just one hit … extended his scoreless streak to 8.2 innings before allowing three earned runs on three hits in 1.0 inning against West Virginia on Apr. 19 … tossed a scoreless and hitless inning of relief against St. John[apos]s on Apr. 25 (two strikeouts) … worked 3.2 innings of scoreless and hitless relief against Western Michigan on May 12 (also struck out three) … took the defeat, despite a tremendous outing out of the Notre Dame bullpen, against USF in the 16-inning marathon on May 16 … tossed 4.1 innings of relief and limited the Bulls to just three hits (one infield and another bloop) … also fanned four and walked one (intentional).
PREP & PERSONAL: Averaged three strikeouts per walk (198/66) during career at Montgomery Bell Academy, with his other career stats including a 2.89 ERA, 20 wins and 11 more innings (194) than hits allowed (183), plus 9-inning averages of 9.2 Ks, 3.1 walks and 8.5 hits allowed … a Mid-Tennessee all-region selection as a senior in `07 (2.07, 54 Ks, 12 BB, 4.5 K-to-walk ratio, 44 IP, 39 H, 9-inning averages of 11.1 Ks, 2.5 BB and 8.0 hits allowed) … four-year member of starting rotation at MBA … team[apos]s top starter in final three seasons … winning pitcher in `04 state semifinal, with team going on to win state title before finishing as regional runner-up in `05 and `06 … pitched at 2006 Team One Showcase and the Blue-Gray Classic (held at Wake Forest) … also participated in Vanderbilt[apos]s 2005 Prospect Camp and the `06 Ole Miss Camp … attended 2006 Notre Dame baseball camp … Ingram Scholarship recipient for the `06-[apos]07 academic year… compiled 3.42 cumulative GPA … born Aug. 23, 1988 in Nashville, Tenn. … son of Brad and Gina Miller … full name is Bradford Todd Miller Jr. … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.
Miller[apos]s Career Statistics
Miller in the BIG EAST Conference