Randal Grichuk Tackles His Own Expectations
Twenty-four players were picked in the first round of the 2009 draft before the Angels selected Mike Trout. Randal Grichuk was one of the 24. Not only was Grichuk one pick ahead of Trout, but he, like Trout, was selected by the Angels and is also an outfielder. The two became friends as teammates in the Rookie-level Arizona League in 2009.