For the third consecutive year, Major League Baseball will hold day one festivities of the First-Year Player Draft from Studio 42 at MLB Network in Secaucus, New Jersey. The Draft will begin live on MLB Network and MLB.com on Monday, June 6th at 7:00 p.m. ET. Prior to the start of the Draft, MLB Network will air a Draft preview show, also simulcast on MLB.com, at 6:00 p.m. ET.
As usual, the Draft will have 50 rounds and will conclude after all 30 teams have passed on a selection or after the final selection of the 50th round, whichever comes first.
Like each of the previous two years, the 2011 Draft will span three days. For day one on June 6th, MLB Network and MLB.com will provide live pick-by-pick coverage during the first round as well as the first compensation round. The intervals between selections will last five minutes during the first round and one minute during the compensation round. The Draft will resume at 12:00 p.m. (ET) on both Tuesday, June 7th and Wednesday, June 8th via conference call from MLB headquarters in New York City.
Stay tuned to Baseball America for coverage of the draft leading up to the big day and then selection analysis on the Draft Blog throughout the process.
See Also: 2011 Draft Order
See Also: All 2011 Draft Coverage
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