Trout was on a few team #1 if he is still avail the time they pick, including the MFY.
by a few teams you mean the yankees, brewers, rays and cubs right? because everyone else had selected once by then and some twice, and he wasn't #1 on the angels big board or he would have gone before Grichuck
Of course he had a major say in the pick. I just hate when media says things like "this guy drafted Trout". It's a collaborative effort, especially in the first round. I also doubt he had much to do with Morales. That's the director of international scouting, and depending on the money Morales got, mostly the scout.