It seems like yesterday we saw Millville's Mike Trout get drafted 25th in the MLB Draft.  Now, it's time for another South Jersey native to shine.

 

Meet Joe Gatto of Hammonton, and a recent St. Augustine Prep graduate. Joe was drafted 53'rd in the recent MLB draft, and he'll be in company as he joins the Los Angeles Angels and Mike Trout.

 

According to The Press of Atlantic City, 'He throws the ball 95 mph. He went 7-1 with a 0.94 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 52 1/3 innings for the Hermits. MLB Network rated Gatto the No. 43 draft prospect in the country'

 

The guy is no shrimp either, he's  6-foot-4, and 215-pounds!

 

Like Mike Trout, we will root for our hometown favorite Joe Gatto (even if he gets traded to the Mets..........maybe).  Congratulate Joe by leaving a comment below....

 

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