Major League Baseball continued rolling out more details on its draft broadcast on June 6-8, with three Hall of Famers (George Brett, Jim Bunning and Tommy Lasorda) among the club representatives for each team on the first night at MLB Network’s Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J.
MLB Network will broadcast the first night of the draft, with Baseball America executive editor Jim Callis joining the crew for analysis. The evening will start at 6 p.m. Eastern on June 6 with a draft preview show, with the draft scheduled to begin at 7. The Astros have the first pick for the second year in a row, and the first night will go through the first 73 selections, encompassing the first two rounds.
The draft will resume June 7 at 1 p.m., with coverage shifting to MLB.com. Callis will continue to provide expert commentary, along with MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo, with the selections scheduled to run from round three through round 10, with one minute between picks. Rounds 11-40 will go in rapid-fire order on June 8, beginning at 1 p.m.
On the first night of the draft, each team will have representatives at MLB Network. Commissioner Bud Selig traditionally announces the first-round picks, with club representatives announcing the later picks. These are the people scheduled to represent each team:
|Arizona Diamondbacks||Luis Gonzalez, Roland Hemond|
|Atlanta Braves||Ralph Garr, Paul Snyder|
|Baltimore Orioles||Al Bumbry, Tripp Norton|
|Boston Red Sox||Jason Varitek, Danny Watkins|
|Chicago Cubs||Kerry Wood, Keith Lockhart|
|Chicago White Sox||Frank Thomas, Kevin Coe|
|Cincinnati Reds||Eric Davis|
|Cleveland Indians||Tim Belcher, Johnny Goryl|
|Colorado Rockies||Pedro Astacio, Walker Monfort|
|Detroit Tigers||Murray Cook|
|Houston Astros||Jose Cruz, Oz Ocampo|
|Kansas City Royals||George Brett, Art Stewart|
|Los Angeles Angels||David Eckstein|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||Tommy Lasorda, Charlie Hough|
|Miami Marlins||Jack McKeon, Bill Beck|
|Milwaukee Brewers||Ken Sanders, Mark Mueller|
|Minnesota Twins||Tony Oliva, John Wilson|
|New York Mets||Darryl Strawberry, Marlin McPhail|
|New York Yankees||Willie Randolph, Andy Cannizaro|
|Oakland Athletics||Jim Mecir|
|Philadelphia Phillies||Jim Bunning, Scott Palmer|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||Kent Tekulve, Rob Guzik|
|San Diego Padres||Andy Ashby, Murray Zuk|
|San Francisco Giants||Will Clark, Tony Siegle|
|Seattle Mariners||Alvin Davis, Brian Williams|
|St. Louis Cardinals||Ryan Franklin|
|Tampa Bay Rays||Roberto Hernandez|
|Texas Rangers||Ivan Rodriguez, Jim Sundberg|
|Toronto Blue Jays||Fred McGriff, Jay Stenhouse|
|Washington Nationals||Bob Boone, Johnny DiPuglia|
|Major League Baseball||Tony La Russa|
In addition to 25 former all-stars and three Hall of Famers, the list of representatives also includes four former scouting directors (Roland Hemond, Paul Snyder, Murray Cook and Art Stewart) as well as six current area scouts or crosscheckers (Danny Watkins, Keith Lockhart, John Wilson, Marlin McPhail, Andy Cannizaro and Brian Williams). MLB also hopes to have potential first-round picks in attendance, but those players have not yet been announced.
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