Monday, June 7, 2010

Mike Trout: Steal Of 2009 MLB Draft?

Mike Trout was drafted 25th overall in the 2009 draft by the Angels. The high schooler was touted for his athleticism, speed and ability to field center field. As an Angels fan, I was happy with the pick. Trout, in his first full season at class A Cedar Rapids, has 6 home runs and 30 stolen base while hitting .366/.444/.546. Did I mention he won't turn 19 until August?

Anyway, Keith Law made Angels fans very happy today in his ESPN chat.

But wait, it gets better.

Just one year removed from last year's draft, Keith Law would move Trout ahead of Ackley who was, at the time, the no doubt about it second pick overall. While Trout is a special talent, it just goes to show you that anything can happen in the MLB draft. So many different opinions, so many different projections, so many different philosophies. Should be fun tonight. Unfortunately, in a year that the Angels have three first round picks, the talent pool is pretty much the same from 4-44.

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