Mike Trout stares from the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Randal Grichuk smiles from the fifth slot of the Inland Empire lineup card.

In doing so, Grichuk begins to nip his trivia career in the bud.

Who was picked directly before Trout in the 2009 draft?

It was Grichuk, and on some nights in the California League, he shows why.

"I wasn't the only one, like some people make it seem," Grichuk said, laughing at the conversational thread that has dogged him throughout the Summer Of Trout.