Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
Friday, May 17, 2013

Draft Focus: Thomas Milone

David Rawnsley        
Photo: Perfect Game
Every weekday leading up to the 2013 MLB Draft, Perfect Game will be providing a scouting profile on a notable draft-eligible prospect.  Stay tuned to Perfect Game and be sure to visit the Draft Page for all of the latest info and reports pertaining to the draft.



Thomas Milone Perfect Game profile

Position:  OF
Height:  6-0
Weight:  185
Bats/Throws:  L-L
Birthdate:  Jan. 26, 1995
High School:  Masuk
City, State:  Monroe, Conn.
Travel Team:  CT Gamers
Commitment: Connecticut
Projected Draft Round:  2-3

Mike Trout was famously picked 25th overall in the 2009 draft, the 12th high school player taken that year. Many who do not fully understand the draft process and what goes into evaluating a 17-18 year old high school player have wondered how such a prodigious talent as Trout could have lasted that deep into what is turning out to be a good but not great draft class.

As background, the 11 high school players selected before Trout, in order of selection, include Donovan Tate, Matt Hobgood, Zack Wheeler, Jacob Turner, Tyler Matzek, Matt Purke, Bobby Borchering, Chad James, Shelby Miller, Jiovanni Mier and Randal Grichuk.

While everyone was talking about Tate down in sunny Georgia as the class’s five-tool player, the real five-tool future star was up in cold, wet New Jersey that spring. Trout also spent a limited time on the showcase and tournament circuit that summer.

If that scenario is going to repeat itself this spring, the player who is the potential Mike Trout, the player scouts and fans look back and say, “What were we/they thinking when we didn’t pick this guy when we had a chance?,” that player might be Connecticut high school outfielder Thomas Milone.



This is Insider Level content. You must be a subscriber to read the rest. Want to read more???

Click here for subscription info!



(Already a member? Just log in at the top of the page.)
Most Viewed Related Articles
2018 MLB Draft: Top 150 Prospects
Perfect Game has updated and expanded the overall rankings for the top players eligible for the 2018 MLB Draft, with PG All-A... READ 
2018 MLB Draft: Raw Draft Order
For only the second time in their history the Detroit Tigers will have the first overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft with the ... READ 
Recent Related Articles
2018 MLB Draft: Raw Draft Order
For only the second time in their history the Detroit Tigers will have the first overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft with the ... READ 
2018 MLB Draft: Top 150 Prospects
Perfect Game has updated and expanded the overall rankings for the top players eligible for the 2018 MLB Draft, with PG All-A... READ 
Area Code Games top prospects
Before his MVP performance in San Diego at the Perfect Game All-American Classic, Nolan Gorman also stood out as one of the t... READ 
East Coast Pro Top Prospects
With the conclusion of the 2017 East Coast Professional Showcase David Rawnsley identifies the top prospects from the event, ... READ 
2017 MLB Draft Impressions
By selecting 2017 PG All-American MVP Royce Lewis with the first overall pick the Twins likely will save enough money to sign... READ 
2017 MLB Mock Draft Version 3
Mere hours before the start of the 2017 MLB Draft; National Supervisor Brian Sakowski goes in depth predicting how the first ... READ 
 

About Perfect Game :: Contact us :: Terms of Use :: Privacy Policy :: Site Map :: Testimonials
Copyright 1994-2017 by Perfect Game. All rights reserved. No portion of this information may be reprinted or reproduced without the written consent of Perfect Game.