The 2016 MLB draft begins Thursday night in New Jersey, with the first and second rounds televised on MLB Network. The Philadelphia Phillies have the first pick, and only first-year players are available. There will be 40 rounds, with the draft ending Saturday.
High school seniors, upper-class collegiate players, junior college players, and eligible international prospects are available to be taken.
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What: MLB first-year player draft
Where: Secaucus, N.J.
When and how to watch
- Thursday, June 9, 7 p.m. ET, 1st round and 2nd Round, MLB Network
- Friday, June 10, 1 p.m. ET, Rounds 3-10, MLB.com
- Saturday, June 11, noon ET, Rounds 11-40, MLB.com
For those planning to tune in Thursday, it should be quite a show on MLB Network. There will be draft representatives from each team, as well as numerous analysts poring over the first two rounds.
Here, from MLB.com, are each team’s draft representatives:
ARI: Orlando Hudson, Jim Marshall
ATL: Ralph Garr, Ryan Klesko
BAL: Brian Roberts, Tripp Norton
BOS: Luis Tiant, Willie Romay
CHC: Ted Lilly
CWS: Harold Baines, Kevin Coe
CIN: Tom Browning
CLE: Chad Ogea
COL: Jeff Francis, Michael Kent
DET: Alan Trammell, Murray Cook
HOU: Morgan Ensberg, Mike Wickham
KC: Chris Getz, Art Stewart
LAA: Jim Abbott, Ryan Leahy
LAD: Tommy Lasorda, Lon Joyce
MIA: Jeff Conine
MIL: Ben Sheets, Gord Ash
MIN: Brad Radke, John Wilson
NYM: John Franco
NYY: Andy Pettitte, Mike Thurman
OAK: Dallas Braden
PHI: Mike Lieberthal, Wade
PIT: Jason Bay, Freddy Sanchez
SD: Dick Enberg, Willie Bosque
SFG: Gene Clines, Gary Davenport
SEA: Jamie Moyer
STL: Ryan Ludwick
TB: Andy Sonnanstine, Lou Wieben
TEX: Ivan Rodriguez
TOR: Jesse Barfield
WAS: Bob Boone, Johnny DiPuglia