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Giants Passed On Chance To Draft Mike Trout

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Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim smiles as he prepares to take batting practice before the game with the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 10, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim smiles as he prepares to take batting practice before the game with the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 10, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (Bleacher Report) – How can 21 teams pass up on a kid that might be the best player in all of baseball at the age of 21? I guess even the best mess up sometimes, and must not feel too smart now.

So, the real question is, what if the Giants drafted Mike Trout?

First, lets look at who the Giants did draft in 2009. With the No. 6 overall draft pick, San Francisco drafted right-handed pitcher, Zach Wheeler. Wheeler was a 6’3″, 180-pound righty out of high school with a huge upside. The Giants loved this pick.

Wheeler looked very promising right away in the minors and was soon considered the Giants’ top prospect. However, he was traded to the New York Mets during the 2011 trade deadline to acquire Carlos Beltran, who left for St. Louis in the offseason.

So What Might Have Been? Read The Rest Of The Story On Blecher Report.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bleacher Report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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