Million pitching for Sarasota High School
October 13, 1975|
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
|Died: September 24, 1997
Douglas Lloyd Million (October 13, 1975 – September 24, 1997) was a baseball player who is notable for winning the Gatorade High School Baseball Player of the Year Award in 1994. He would play minor league baseball for four seasons.
Draft and professional career
Million was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the first round (seventh overall) of the 1994 amateur draft out of Sarasota High School. He began his professional career that year, splitting the season between the Arizona League Rockies and Bend Rockies, going a combined 6-3 with a 2.20 ERA while striking out 92 batters in 692⁄3 innings of work.
He was the 69th best prospect according to Baseball America's pre-1996 rankings. He split that year between the Avalanche and New Haven Ravens, going a combined 10-8 with a 2.74 ERA in 27 games (26 starts).
In 1997, Million pitched for the Avalanche and Ravens, going a combined 5-14 with a 6.32 ERA in 28 games (27 starts).
Overall, he went 26-32 with a 4.12 ERA in 92 minor league games pitched.
While playing an electronic trivia game with a teammate, Million suffered a severe asthma attack and died shortly afterward.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)