MLB Draft: 7 years ago today, 24 teams passed up on Mike Trout

Updated: June 9, 2016

7 years ago today, the Angels drafted OF Mike Trout, 25th overall in the MLB Draft.

Imagine if the Angels did not draft Mike Trout? Gladly, the Angels were not one of the 24 teams who passed up on the now current All-Star, MVP and much more. In his 6 seasons with the Angels thus far, Trout batting stats goes as follows.

.304 BA, 152 HR, 121 SB all in 6 seasons.

Pretty dang incredible. Out of the 24 teams who drafted before the selection of Mike Trout, only 4 of those teams would go on and see their draft pick selection become an All-Star. Those players are, Stephen Strasburg, Aaron Crow, A. J. Pollock and Shelby Miller.

At the age of 24, Trout became the 8th player in history to record 150+ Homers, and 150+ SB’s. This historical fact he just reached as of June 9th 2016.

Without Mike Trout, The Angels would not even be a baseball team…

Alex Alarcon is the Founder and Senior Writer at Halo Headquarters.  Follow him on Twitter @AlexAlarcon49, and “Like” him on Facebook.

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