The Major League Baseball Draft does not generate the hype or excitement of the NFL Draft, or even the NBA Draft. If you are a baseball "draftnik," though -- or you just have to know the second your team makes its selection in the first round or supplemental round Monday night, you can.
The first and supplemental rounds will be televised on MLB Network and MLB.com beginning at 6 p.m. ET. Representatives from all 30 MLB teams -- including several Hall of Famers -- will be at the MLB Network's Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J. for Monday evening's proceedings. The New York Mets will be represented by Frank Viola and the New York Yankees by Lee Mazzilli.
The first round of the Draft will begin live on MLB Network and MLB.com on Monday, June 6th at 7 p.m. (ET), and Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will announce each of the first-round selections. Club representatives in attendance will announce the selections made during Compensation Round A, spanning picks 34-60.
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 noon (ET) on both Tuesday, June 7th and Wednesday, June 8th via conference call from MLB headquarters in New York City.