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Draft Focus: Thomas Milone

Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
David Rawnsley        
Published: Friday, May 17, 2013

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.



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