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.

Saturday: Went 1-for-4 (triple) in a 6-0 loss to the Seattle Mariners.

Today: The Angels play Seattle at 4:10 p.m. in their final game before the All-Star break. The Mariners' scheduled starter is Hisashi Iwakuma (7-4, 2.97)

Stats: Trout is hitting .322 with 59 RBIs and 64 runs scored in 91 games. He has 15 homers, eight triples and 29 doubles. He has stolen 21 bases on 25 attempts.

I've worked at newspapers since 1985. Mostly in N.J., but with an eight-year pit stop in N.C. I've been at The Press since 1997.