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Beau Mills
2007 Cleveland Indians 1st Rd. Draft Pick
Jan. '10:
Beau Mills assigned to Cleveland Indians.

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Full Name Beau B. Mills
Out of Fresno State
06 Class Sophomore
H/W  B/T 6-3/205 ; L/R
Born August 15, 1986
Home Visalia, CA
Prep Golden West

 "I've never played with anyone like him - never ever seen anyone like him," Miller said of Mills.

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8/23/8: Beau Mills (06) Kinston hands out end of year awards "Kinston first baseman Beau Mills is the recipient of the Kinston Indians Pat Crawford MVP award. This may be the first of many awards this season for Mills who currently leads the Carolina League with 21 home runs and 89 RBI.   Mills is also 2nd in the CL in extra base hits (58), 3rd in hits (139) and in the top five in doubles (34), slugging (.507), and runs scored (78). 

 "It's just my personal goal to get to Double-A or Triple A by the end of the year."

Warrior players return to the valley for World Series Ring Ceremony
2/2/8: Warrior players return for ring ceremony

"While Mills received roars from the packed house on championship night at Harris Field, baseball purists would have been in heaven at last night's championship end."

  • 3/15/8: Mills, selected by the Indians with the 13th overall pick in last year's June Draft, was reassigned to the minor league camp.  He went 4-for-20 (.200), with two home runs, four RBIs, four walks and four strikeouts.   "He made a strong impression. At this time last year, he was halfway through his college season. He was impressive with the bat and came in here and handled himself like a total pro. Now he needs to go out and play."  Wedge said Mills will play first and third in the minors. He's still recovering from an injury to his right shoulder suffered playing third base in college. The injury didn't require surgery, but still needs to be rehabilitated.   When the Indians feel Mills' throwing shoulder is at full strength, they'll make a decision to play him at third or first."

  • 2/2/8: Warrior players return for ring ceremony "Beau Mills, Jessie Mier, Mark Thompson. Remember those guys from last year's NAIA World Series Championship team? Well those three players and more are back in town this weekend for the annual Ring ceremony."

  • 6/30/7: Mills slams Hagerstown in Lake County Debut (Goldpanners Pic!!) "With one out in the third inning, Mills sent a drive over the center-field fence to give the Captains a 5-0 lead. He went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in his first game since being promoted from Class A Mahoning Valley of the New York-Penn League."
    6/26/7: Beau getting to know first "Another major change Mills is dealing with is converting from aluminum to wooden bats. Mills said one modification hes made is keeping his hands closer to his body when he swings. By doing that, Mills said, the ball has a better chance of striking the barrel of the bat. You have a smaller barrel, so you have to keep your hands in, Mills said of a wooden bat. And when you get fooled on a pitch and you fling a metal bat out there to make contact, the ball will still go quite a bit. Here (with a wooden bat) it wont go anywhere. So, you have to really sit back and get your pitch to make good contact.

  • 6/6/7: Big Time Prospect: Beau Mills "He's the best left-handed hitter I've ever been associated with in terms of power and proficiency," said coach Ed Cheff, who also coached Mills in the Alaska Baseball League, a summer league for top college players. Mills credits time spent with his father and Cheff for his improvement, as well."

  • 2007 NAIA Player of the Year

  • 5/31/7: LC defeats Houston Baptist "four strong innings of relief from Will Morgan (06) put the Lewis-Clark State College baseball team one win away from its second consecutive national championship and the programs 15th overall.  HBU did make it interesting in the ninth by putting a runner on second base thanks to an error, but a great defensive play by LCSC third baseman Beau Mills picked the runner off on a grounder and Morgan picked up his fourth and final strikeout of the night to end the game. "

  • 5/15/7: NAIA All-Region I Team.  Junior third baseman Beau Mills (06) was named the player of the year, while Warriors coach Ed Cheff was named the top coach.  Joining Mills on the team were catcher Jessie Mier (05-06), shortstop Mark Thompson (05-06), outfielders Paul Martin (07R) and Brent Wyatt (07R) and pitchers Chris Kissock (06), and Matt Fitts (05-07R).

  • 4/7/7: Ties single game HR record with 3 ; halfway to season record

  • Scout.com on Beau Mills: "What would a Giants draft be without someone from Lewis & Clark?  Mills played in Alaska this summer, leading the league in homers, and will transfer to L&C from Fresno State.  On the bad side, he has an injury history and academic issues, but hes a left handed power bat and is the of Red Sox coach Brad Mills, so he has some Pedigree going for him."

  • 7/10/6: Panner bats too much for Fire "Its nice seeing our team come together like it is, said Panners designated hitter Beau Mills, who drove in two of the Panners runs. Its nice, you know, going through a little struggle and seeing the team come together and gel together.

Named Baseball America's Top 2006 Alaska Prospect

Fresno State: (2005) Unanimous Freshman All-American ... All-Western Region ABCA Honoree ... First-team All-WAC third baseman ... WAC Freshman of the Year ... Led the team in slugging and home runs, as well as the conference, finishing the season with 22 home runs ... placed eighth nationally in home runs, which was the third highest single-season total in Fresno State history, and the most by a freshman ... led the WAC in RBI, homeruns, slugging and multiple RBI games ... tied with Nick Moresi for the team lead in both games played and games started ... played in every game this season, and started all but one ... team leader in runs, doubles, triples and home runs ... three for four against UCLA, Mills first multi-hit game of the season (2/5) ... first home run of the season against UCLA, a solo shot (2/6) ... 1 for 1 in a pinch hitting appearance against Cal State Fullerton, Mills' only non-start of the season (2/12) ... Hit two home runs against UCSB, going two for four in the first of a team best 18 multiple RBI games (2/18) ... four for six with eight RBI against Chicago State, a season-high in the WAC (2/27) ... Reached base in all five plate appearances against Loyola Marymount, going three for three with two walks (3/1) ... two for four with two runs scored against Dallas Baptist (3/10) ... five for five with six runs scored against Iona, tying a school record for runs scored (3/18) ... named WAC Player of the Week for the week of March 21 after hitting .600 against Iona, scoring 8 runs, driving in seven and hitting two home runs ... two for four in his fist game against Rice (4/1) ... two for four against San Jose State (4/9) ... 3 for 4 against Nevada and hitting two home runs, his second of four multi-home run games (4/22) ... Scored both of Fresno State's runs against Rice, hitting two solo home runs (4/30) ... Two for five with a home run against San Jose State (5/6) ... two for four the next day with a run scored (5/7) ... two for four with two runs scored in his final multi-homer game of the year against Louisiana Tech (5/21) ... three for give with three doubles the next game (5/22) ... homered on the final day of the season in Nevada (5/29) ... invited to the Team USA Tryouts held following the season, one of 36 players selected nationally.

Golden West High School: Three-year letterwinner as a third baseman and shortstop under head coach Tom Buckley ... as a sophomore, was team's rookie of the year and All-West Yosemite League third baseman ... team captain and offensive MVP and all-league third baseman his junior year ... named high school All-American ... teammate of Bulldog freshman Kris Tomlinson and Arizona's Curtis Goodin ... Drama and All-Student Body officer.

Personal: Beau Bradley Mills was born Aug. 15, 1986, in Visalia, Calif. ... son of Brad and Ronda Mills ... father is the bench coach for the Boston Red Sox and mother is a region manager of Medical Billing Technology ... father was drafted in the 17th round in 1979 by the Montreal Expos ... has two sisters, Taylor and Rochelle ... drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 44th round of the June 2004 draft ... enjoys hunting and fishing ... favorite athlete is Scott Rolen ... chose to attend Fresno State because of the facilities and coaching staff ... also recruited by Arizona, UNLV, North Carolina, UC Irvine and Arizona State.

Mills earns NAIA Player of the Year honor

Junior third baseman Beau Mills has become the second Lewis-Clark State College baseball player to be named the NAIA Player of the Year, which was announced by the organization on Thursday.

Mills had a phenomenal year in his first season in a Warrior uniform. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound transfer from Fresno State University set the NAIA single-season home run record with 38 and led the Warriors to the national championship by hitting three home runs in a 9-2 win over Spring Arbor in the title game on Thursday night.

Mills, the NAIAs Region I Player of the Year, leads the NAIA in five statistical categories and was second in another category in helping the defending-champion Warriors to their 58-5 record and the programs 15th national title.

Mills, who is from Visalia, Calif., leads the NAIA in per game averages for home runs, runs scored, RBI, and total bases. He also leads in slugging percentage and is second in hits per game. Mills is hitting .453 (107-for-236) and has 22 doubles, one triple, and 123 RBI. He scored 100 runs, has 248 total bases and has a slugging percentage of a remarkable 1.033.

Mills also has drawn 43 walks this season and been hit by 17 pitches. Hes also six-for-six in stolen base attempts.

During the season, Mills had three three-home run games. He broke the single-season LCSC home run record of 30 set by Jim ODell in the 1983 season. ODell, who also drove in a school-record 136 RBI that season, was the NAIA Player of the Year in 1983 and the first Warrior to earn that honor.

Mills was named the NAIAs National Player of the Week once and the Region I Player of the Week twice during the regular season.

He is projected to be a first-round pick in next weeks Major League Baseball draft, and some scouting services have him ranked as high as being the 10th overall pick.

Mills is the son of former major leaguer Brad Mills, who is the bench coach for the Boston Red Sox.

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Batting Statistics

AVGGGSABRH2B3BHRRBIBBHBPSOSBCS
.270 41 40 152 26 41 9 2 7 33 13 7 25 2 2

 

 


Fresno State Bulldogs

Year G AB R HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG
2005 59 216 54 22 63 7 1 31 41 319 424 699
2006 52 200 42 14 58 3 1 17 31 355 411 675

Beau Mills


Lewis-Clark State Warriors

Mills, who is being projected as a first round pick in next months Major League draft by several draft gurus, is hitting a team-best .462 on the season (98-of-212) with 106 RBI, 87 runs scored, and 21 doubles. He has 31 home runs, which is a single-season record at LCSC, a slugging percentage of 1.000, and an on-base percentage of .551. During the season, he was twice named the Regions Player of the Week, and also earned the NAIA National Player of the Week honor. 

Beau Mills (06 GP) Shatters NAIA Record for Homers as Warriors Win Title, 9-2

June 2nd, 2007

Third baseman hits three home runs, including grand slam, in win over Spring Arbor
June 1, 2007

LEWISTON, Idaho - Third baseman Beau Mills enjoyed a remarkable day by hitting three home runs and driving in eight runs to help the Lewis-Clark State College baseball team to its 15th Avista NAIA World Series title by defeating Spring Arbor University 9-2 at LCSCs Harris Field on Thursday night.

Mills, who was named the NAIAs Player of the Year earlier in the day, also earned the tournaments MVP award after hitting .444 in the Warriors five games and driving in 10 runs.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound junior, who is expected to be taken in the first round of the Major League Draft next week, also set the NAIA single-season home run mark at 38, snapping the old mark of 37 held by Mike Maggers of Mary Hardin-Baylor, who accomplished the feat in 1992.

Mills hit a three-run blast in the first inning and a grand-slam homer in the fourth, both off of Spring Arbor starter Colin Connell (6-1). He added a solo shot in the sixth inning for his third three-home run game of the season.

“It feels amazing,” Mills said after the game while signing autographs. “It all happened so fast out there. I got lucky today but it feels great, especially to have this happen in this great city and before these great fans.”

The victory helped LCSC (58-5) repeat as NAIA champions and give coach Ed Cheff his 15th title in his 31-year career. The 15 titles are by far and away the most in NAIA baseball as Grand Canyon is second with four titles.

It was the Warriors fifth title in the 2000s and the 19th time in the last 26 years the program has played in the national championship game.

Mills wasnt the only hero on the night. Senior right-handed pitcher Mike Miller held Spring Arbor (48-5) in check on four hits through seven innings. The Cougars did put up two runs in the eighth, but Miller finished with six strikeouts over eight innings. Brian Parker pitched the ninth and allowed one hit, but struck out two.

“I knew if I could get in a groove then wed have a good chance to win the game,” Miller said. “I told myself, every moment was a zero-zero moment.”

The Warriors wasted little time in taking control of the game. Mark Thompson doubled down the right-field line on OConnells first pitch and Brent Wyatt followed with a single. OConnell then worked the count to 2-2 on Mills before the slugger hit the ball out to the deepest part of center field to tie the single-season home run mark.

With a man on first and two outs in the fourth, Thompson was hit by a pitch and Wyatt singled to right to load the bases. This time, Mills took the first offering from OConnell and put it over the right-field wall and put LCSC ahead 7-0.

LCSC put up single runs in the fifth and sixth inning for a 9-0 lead. With one out, Kyle Greene singled and went to second on a wild pitch. After Zach Evangelho singled Greene to third, Thompson hit an RBI single to center.

In the sixth, Mills led off the inning with a towering solo home run to right field. It marked the second time this season Mills tied the school record for most RBI in a game with eight.

“Ive never played with anyone like him - never ever seen anyone like him,” Miller said of Mills.

Spring Arbor, which lost to LCSC 7-0 earlier in the tournament on Matt Fitts two-hitter, finally broke a string of 16 consecutive scoreless innings against the Warrior pitching staff with the two runs in the eighth. Lucas Rider started the rally with a double, and with two outs, Jon Schaible singled him to third. Jesse Bachman followed with a two-run double to left-center, but Bradley Baker grounded out to end the threat.

Thompson, Wyatt and Mills, the Warriors Nos. 1-3 hitters, finished 7-for-11 in the game with nine RBI and seven runs scored. Thompson was 2-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI, while Wyatt was 2-for-5 with two runs scored. Evangelho finished 4-for-4 with a run scored, while Ikaika Lester was 2-for-3.

Schaible went 3-for-4 with a run scored to pace Spring Arbor, which placed second baseman Jesse Bachman and pitcher Brad Hinkle on the All-Tournament Team.

Mills was joined on the All-Tournament Team by teammates Lester as the fifth infielder, Jessie Mier as catcher, Jesse Roehl in the outfield, and Morgan and Fitts as pitchers.

Mills also helped LCSC sweep the individual awards. Evangelho won the NAIA Charles Hustle Award, while Mark Thompson, LCSCs shortstop, won the Golden Glove Award.

The second-place finish is the best in program history for Spring Arbor, which was making its fourth appearance in the Series. In its three previous appearances, Spring Arbor went 1-6.

2007 Avista NAIA World Series All-Tournament Team:

3rd base - Beau Mills, Lewis-Clark State
Catcher - Jessie Mier, Lewis-Clark State.
Pitcher - Will Morgan, Lewis-Clark State.
Pitcher - Matt Fitts, Lewis-Clark State.
Golden Glove Award - Mark Thompson, Lewis-Clark State.
MVP - Beau Mills, Lewis-Clark State.