Prep Pitcher Joe Gatto Drafted 53rd Overall by the Angels
Another South Jersey high school player is about to call southern California home.
The Los Angeles Angels selected St. Augustine pitcher Joe Gatto with the 53rd pick in the second round of the First-Year Major League Player Draft. In 2009, the Angels took Millville high alum, Mike Trout with the 25th pick. He has since went on to become a super-star, being the runner-up for American League MVP each of the past two seasons.
(Listen to MLB draft pick Joe Gatto of Hammonton on the Sports Bash with Mike Gill)
The 6-foot-4 senior went 7-1 with a 0.94 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 52 1/3 innings for the Hermits. He also has an NCAA Division I scholarship offer from the University North Carolina.
(Listen to a recent interview on the South Jersey Sports Report with Joe Gatto)