For the first time, you'll be able to listen to tomorrow's amateur draft live as the picks are announced
Tune-in just before 1 p.m. ET for a live update on who will be the first overall pick of the 2006 draft. Then, for the first time, the entire first round of the draft will be announced live exclusively from MLB.com's New York City studios. Jimmie Lee Solomon, the executive vice president of baseball operations for Major League Baseball, will do the honors live on MLB.com. No one -- except for the teams themselves -- will know who is taking who when before MLB.com does.
That will kick off the live video coverage of the opening five rounds of the draft. Casey Stern, host of MLB.com Midday, will handle the same duties for the program. He will be flanked by MLB.com draft insider Jonathan Mayo and Allan Simpson, the founding editor of Baseball America who now brings his draft expertise to Perfect Game Crosschecker (PGcrosschecker.com). The trio will give pick-by-pick analysis for the first three rounds -- 106 total picks -- of the draft.
If that's not enough for you, just click on over to MLB Radio. They've got audio coverage of every pick of every round for the two-day event. MLB Radio's Vinny Micucci, host of Baseball Today, will be joined by PG Crosschecker.com's David Rawnsley for day one, which will stretch until the conclusion of the 18th round. Mayo will slide over from the video studio to handle day two radio chores with Rawnsley as they take you home for rounds 19-50.
For the most part the MLB draft is rapid fire, one pick announced right after another with almost zero downtime. I dunno if this broadcast will slow it down any, but regardless, check in with IGWT for info on each Yank pick minutes after the pick is announced.