Mike Trout, an outfielder with the Los Angeles Angels, was the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year and MVP runner-up. Trout, 21, is a 2009 Millville High School graduate who was a two-time Press Player of the Year and The Press Male Athlete of the Year for the 2008-09 school year.

Late Wednesday: Went 2-for-4 with a double in the Angels’ 3-1 loss to Houston.

Thursday: Was 0-for-4 with two walks and a run in a 6-5 victory at Houston.

Stats: Trout is hitting .273 with 22 RBIs and 21 runs scored in 34 games. He has five homers, three triples, 11 doubles and five stolen bases.

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