Ian Miller Leaves Tacoma As One Of Greatest Base Stealers In Franchise History

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The Mariners sold Tacoma Rainiers mainstay Ian Miller to the Minnesota Twins on Saturday, ending his two-year tenure in the Rainiers outfield. Miller is reporting to Triple-A Rochester of the International League.

Miller came to Tacoma in late July, 2017, and he dazzled us with his pure speed for two years. He is going in the books as one of the most prolific base stealers in Tacoma Rainiers history.

Steals were his specialty, and Miller delivered regularly. His 75 stolen bases ranks No. 3 on the all-time Tacoma stolen base list, just one behind second-best Mike Davis of the 1980s Tacoma Tigers. Del Alston‘s 92 steals from 1978-1980 remains the top figure in franchise history.

Miller stole with a tremendous success rate for Tacoma, going 75-for-90 during his Rainiers career. That’s an 83.3% success rate, which is outstanding. For comparison, Carlos Beltran has the best percentage in Major League…

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Posted on August 11, 2019, in Baseball. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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