Monday, December 12, 2016

Stu McMillan, Big Plays - 3261

Stu McMillan made a regional team of top amateur talent in 1987 and he explained to The Cincinnati Enquirer the team's general mood.

McMillan, a student at Cincinnati's Withrow High School, told The Enquirer the team built confidence.

"We're relaxed," McMillan told The Enquirer that June. "We're not worried about making a mistake, and we go for the big plays. It's not like when you're in Knothole or high school ball."

McMillan went on from that team and from Withrow to make the pros. His pro career, however, ended up being brief. He played two seasons, both in rookie ball.

McMillan's pro career began in 1989, taken by the Braves in the seventh round of the draft directly out of Withrow. McMillan is also sometimes credited by his full name, Stuart McMillan.

With the Braves, McMillan started in the rookie Gulf Coast League. He got into 25 games, all in the outfield. He hit .164 and no home runs.

He moved to rookie Idaho Falls for 1990. In 66 games there, he hit .274, with seven home runs. He hit one of those home runs in a June game. His season at Idaho Falls, however, turned out to be his last as a pro. He didn't return for a third.
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured: 2,473
Made the Majors: 997-40.3%
Never Made Majors:1,476-59.7%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 416
10+ Seasons in the Minors:253-X

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