Arizona State: Tremendous arm with a 90-plus fastball ... good slider ... should compete for quality time on the mound as a closer or middle reliever ... drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 13th round in '97.
1999 (Sophomore): Posted a 4.67 ERA in 18 relief appearances ... began the season, pitching four shutout innings vs. Howard (1/30) ... only gave up two homers in 34.2 innings pitched ... posted a 3-0 record on the mound with two saves ... went 2-0 in Pac-10 play ... pitched 2.1 shutout innings to pick up the save in a 6-5 win over Boston College (3/19) ... struck out a career-high eight batters vs. USC (4/24) ... held opponent batters to a .237 average at the plate ... held lefties to a .209 batting average ... picked up the win in a 22-9 win over Arizona, pitching 4.0 innings ... pitched 2.2 shutout innings vs. Washington (5/7).
1998 (Freshman): Appeared in 15 games this season all as a reliever ... pitched a total of 27.1 innings, with no record recording 25 K's with an ERA of 5.27 ... worked five innings in the 9-3 loss to Fresno State, giving up only six hits while striking out four ...pitched two-plus innings of no-hit ball against Oklahoma and recorded four strike outs ... in the Midwest Regional, pitched 0.2 innings, allowing only one hit in ASU's 8-13 loss to OSU.
High School: A 1997 graduate of Deer Valley High School in Glendale, Ariz. ... coached by Kelly Phipps ... three-year letterwinner ... captained the team his junior and senior year ... first-team all-state and all-region his senior year ... first-team all-region and second-team all-state in '96 ... second-team all-region in '95 ... had a 2.01 ERA with a 9-3 record his senior year ... ended 1997 with 121 strikeouts ... pitched two no-hitters in high school career.
Personal: Majoring in secondary education ... parents are Rocky and Valerie Milner of Phoenix, Ariz. ... has one brother, Josh (19) ... enjoys hunting ... full name is Robert Milner.
Career Highs IP: 6.0 vs. USC, 4/24/99 K: 8 vs. USC, 4/24/99