Who Does Owen Miller Play For?

Owen Robert Miller is an American professional baseball infielder for the Cleveland Guardians of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2021.

Miller attended Ozaukee High School in Fredonia, Wisconsin. He played football and basketball for Ozaukee all four years. He did not play high school baseball after his freshman year, focusing strictly on travel baseball. He went undrafted in the 2015 MLB draft and enrolled at Illinois State University where he played college baseball for the Redbirds.

On August 31, 2020, Miller, along with Austin Hedges, Cal Quantrill, Josh Naylor, Gabriel Arias, and Joey Cantillo were traded to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Mike Clevinger, Greg Allen, and Matt Waldron.

He did not play a minor league game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the minor league season caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. To begin the 2021 season, he was assigned to the Columbus Clippers of the Triple-A East.

On May 23, 2021, Miller was selected to the Indians’ 40-man roster and promoted to the major leagues for the first time. At the time of his promotion, he was batting .406 with two home runs and nine runs batted in over 16 games with Columbus.

He made his major league debut the same day as the designated hitter against the Minnesota Twins, going hitless in five at-bats with three strikeouts. He recorded his first major league hit, an infield single, on May 24 versus Spencer Turnbull of the Detroit Tigers. On July 31, Miller hit his first career home run off Dallas Keuchel of the Chicago White Sox.