2015 Major League Baseball Draft Coverage

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The 2015 Major League Baseball June Amateur Draft will be held next week, June 8-10. The Mariners will have two picks (No. 60 & No. 72) during the first day of the draft, which begins at 4 pm PT on Monday (June 8). The draft will resume with rounds 3-10 on Tuesday, June 9 (starts at 10 am PT) and rounds 11-40 on Wednesday, June 10 (9 am PT).

The Draft will have 40 rounds, and a club may pass on its selection in any round and not forfeit its right to participate in other rounds.  The 2015 Draft will span three days as it has since 2009.  For day one on June 8th, MLB Network and MLB.com will provide live pick-by-pick coverage during the first round, Competitive Balance Round A, the second round and Competitive Balance Round B.  For the first time, a flexible time interval will be used during round one.  The intervals between selections during round one will last between three-and-a-half to four-and-a-half minutes.  There will be one-minute intervals between selections during Competitive Balance Round A, the second round and Competitive Balance Round B.

Beginning with the Draft preview show at 3 pm PT, MLB Network’s live coverage will feature news, analysis, interviews with Club front office personnel and representatives, footage from Club draft rooms, and features and interviews with prospects and newly drafted players. MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger, Peter Gammons, Dan O’Dowd, Harold Reynolds and MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo will anchor the live coverage with contributions from MLB Network’s Scott Braun, Darryl Hamilton, Al Leiter, Pedro Martinez, Dan Plesac, Bill Ripken, Sam Ryan, John Smoltz, Tom Verducci and Matt Yallof, as well as Jim Callis of MLB.com and John Manuel of Baseball America.

As part of the 50th Anniversary celebration, MLB Network will air a feature on Rick Monday during the Draft preview show.  Monday was the first overall selection in the inaugural MLB Draft in 1965, which ironically was also held on June 8th.

MLB.com will begin its exclusive live programming of the Draft’s final two days with a live draft show from its New York studios at 9:30 am PT on June 9th, followed by a live pick-by-pick stream and draft and scouting expert commentary from Mayo and Callis.  It also will provide Draft Tracker, a live interactive application that includes a searchable database of more than 1,500 draft-eligible players with statistics, scouting reports and video highlights.  On Twitter, the official Draft Twitter account, @MLBDraft, will provide up-to-the-moment updates and commentary while @MLBDraftTracker will tweet all picks as they are made.

The MLB Network Radio channel on SiriusXM will also offer live MLB Draft coverage to listeners nationwide. SiriusXM’s Grant Paulsen and former MLB general managers Jim Duquette and Jim Bowden will host Monday, June 8th starting at 6:00 pm ET and will provide live pick-by-pick analysis throughout the first round on Sirius channel 209, XM channel 89 and on the SiriusXM App.

For a detailed look at the Mariners past draft selections, and just about any other draft selections, Baseball-Reference Draft.

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