Coming this June: The MLB draft on TV
The NFL and NBA drafts have been televised for years. Now, Major League Baseball is joining the trend.
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said the telecast, "will give fans access to see this critical function of an organization's development. This is an idea whose time has come."
Each team's first round pick will be televised and all clubs will have a maximum of five minutes to make their selections.
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays will have the first selection. The San Francisco Giants will have three picks in the first round, while the Toronto Blue Jays and the Texas Rangers will each have two first round choices.
The draft will have 50 rounds and will conclude after all 30 teams have passed on a selection or after the final selection of the 50th round, whichever comes first.
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