A Few Mikes, But No Trout
SECAUCUS, NJ -- Two Michaels were named in consecutive first round picks, but no Trout.
Millville centerfielder Mike Trout is projected to be a first round selection and is the one prospect in attendance at Major League Baseball's First-Year Player draft.
The draft is being held in Studio 42 at MLB Network. Trout and his family are sitting in a replica dugout, watching the proceedings. It can't be a lot of fun, especially when back to back picks were named Michael.
The first was Michael Minor, a lefthander from Vanderbilt, taken seventh by the Atlanta Braves.
Then the next pick, Arizona State righthander Michael Leake was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds.
Anytime a player named Mike is named in the first round must cause the Trout family some anxious moments.
Currently 11 first rounders have been selected, headed by San Diego State righthander Stephen Strasburg, who went first to the Washington Nationals.