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06/09/2009 8:53 PM ET
Angels select Randal Grichuk & Michael Trout in 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Angels selected outfielder Randal Grichuk of Lamar Consolidated High School in Lamar, TX as their first pick (1st round, 24th overall) and outfielder Michael Trout of Millville (NJ) Senior High School as their second pick (1st round, 25th overall) in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft conducted Tuesday by Major League Baseball. This announcement was made by Angels' Director of Scouting Eddie Bane.

Grichuk (pronounced gri-CHICK), 17, hit .613 (46/75) with 21 home runs and 46 RBI in 28 games in 2009. He walked 23 times and struck out just 11 times in 75 at-bats. As a junior, Grichuk was named to the 2008 4A All-State First team. In addition, he was selected to play for the 2007 USA Baseball Youth National Team.

Grichuk, who signed a letter-of-intent to play at the University of Arizona, stands 6-0 and weighs 195. He was the 2009 International High School Power Showcase Award winner, hitting the most homers in a round (12) and the most overall (20).

Trout, 17, is batting .531 with 18 home runs, 49 runs scored and 45 RBI as a 2009 senior. He has 28 walks and 20 stolen bases. As a pitcher, he is 5-1 with a 1.71 ERA. He was a Rawlings 2009 Pre-Season All-American first team pick. As a 2008 junior, Trout batted .530 with nine home runs, 35 RBI, 35 hits, two triples and 18 stolen bases. The 6-2, 190-pounder led his team to the 2008 Cape Atlantic American Conference title. In addition, Trout posted an 8-2 record with four shutouts, eight complete games and a 1.77 ERA with 124 strikeouts in 76 innings pitched. He has signed a letter-of-intent to play at East Carolina University.

This year's two first round selections were awarded when the Angels received the New York Mets' first round pick (No. 24) as compensation for the signing of RHP Francisco Rodriguez and the Yankees' first pick (25) after they inked 1B Mark Teixeira. The Angels were also awarded three supplemental round picks as additional compensation for the Teixeira signing (#40) and the Rodriguez signing (#42) as well as another supplemental pick following Arizona's signing of Jon Garland (#48). The Angels' original first round pick (No. 32) was awarded to the Colorado Rockies as compensation for the signing of LHP Brian Fuentes.

The Angels last had two first round picks in 2000 when the club selected LHP Joe Torres (10th overall) and RHP Chris Bootcheck (20th) in the first round.

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