MLB Announces More Details On Draft Broadcast

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 Callis will continue to provide expert commentary, along with’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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