Trout Arrives At Draft

SEACAUCUS, NJ -- About an hour and a half before tonight's Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, one of the stars of the show arrived.

Millville centerfielder Mike Trout, a projected first-round pick is attending the draft, which is being televised from Studio 42 at the MLB Network.

Trout came with his family and he's being shown around the studio, given the star treatment.

No other projected draft choices have been spotted and it's possible that Trout could be the only one here.

"I'm a little nervous," he said before being given the studio tour.

Trout is hoping to become South Jersey's first first-rounder since Bishop Eustace shortstop was taken with the ninth overall pick in the 2006 draft by Baltimore.

The draft begins at 6 p.m. and teams have four minutes between picks in the first round. For Trout, the wait could feel like an eternity.

Continue Reading