#1 Reliever: Conor Miller, Woodstock

Before we get started, let’s take a look at the previous top relievers:

2018- Anthony Zimmerman, Purcellville
2017- Thomas Sutera, Purcellville
2016- Zach Neff, Waynesboro
2015- Patrick Wiseman, Harrisonburg
2014- Reece Karalus, Aldie
2013- Adam Zipko, New Market
2012- Shay Maltese, Haymarket
2011- Patrick Christensen, Harrisonburg
2010- Zach Blatt, Luray
2009- Brian Burgess, New Market
2008- Dan Gentzler, New Market
2007- Jimmy Stanley, Waynesboro

The latest to add his name to this list, and first Woodstock River Bandit, is Conor Miller!

Miller, a 5-foot-10 righthander from York, started off his season with a bang, and was excellent throughout. In fact, after his first 13 appearances, he was 0-1, 0.00, with two saves, eight hits allowed, and a 4/16 BB/K ratio. He gave up his only earned run in the regular season in the ninth inning against New Market on July 19, but still emerged the winner of the game after the Bandits rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth.

Here are his overall stats:

ERA W L G SV IP H R ER BB K BAVG WIP BB/9 K/9
2019 0.47 1 1 16 2 19.0 9 2 1 5 18 0.143 0.737 2.4 8.5
Play 1.92 0 2 4 2 4.7 5 2 1 2 2 0.278 1.489 3.8 3.8

Among pitchers considered for this list, Miller finished second in ERA, first in batting average against, first in WHIP, and tied for fifth in BB/9. He was named second team All-Valley after the season.

It’s safe to say that he improved a ton from his freshman year to his sophomore campaign:

York ERA W L G SV IP H R ER BB K WIP BB/9 K/9
2018 11.05 0 1 10 1 22.0 32 31 27 10 17 1.909 4.1 7.0
2019 1.42 3 1 13 3 19.0 17 7 3 8 15 1.316 3.8 7.1

Congratulations on your excellent summer!

(And remember, if you want to read more about Conor and the 2019 VBL season, buy your copy of the 2019 Valley League Annual today!)

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