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.

Monday: Trout was 2-for-2 with a double, two walks and a run scored in a 4-3 loss to Texas.

Today: The Angels play at the Rangers at 8:05 p.m. Derek Holland (8-6, 3.06 ERA) is set to start for Texas.

Stats: Trout is hitting .324 with 65 RBIs and 70 runs scored in 103 games. He has 17 homers and 23 stolen bases.

Started at The Press in 1993 as an Ocean County reporter. Moved to the copy desk in 1994 until taking over as editor of At The Shore in 1995. Became deputy sports editor in 2004 and was promoted to sports editor in 2007.