Who are baseball's franchise players?
If you were starting a franchise and you could pick any player in professional baseball, who would be your franchise player? That's the question we asked 30 of our resident baseball experts, who participated in ESPN's Franchise Player Draft on Wednesday.
The draft order was randomly selected, and the picks were unveiled every five minutes, starting with "Baseball Tonight" host Karl Ravech, who drew the No. 1 pick, and ending with ESPN analyst and former major leaguer Doug Glanville, who had pick No. 30.
With the annual amateur draft only five days away, several of our experts discussed and debated baseball's "franchise players" during our live three-hour chat. Find out who got picked and who got snubbed.
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MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
|Karl Ravech (Baseball Tonight)|
|Keith Law (ESPN Scouts, Inc.)|
|David Schoenfield (ESPN.com/SweetSpot)|
|Dave Cameron (ESPN Insider/FanGraphs)|
|Amy K. Nelson (ESPN.com)|
|Chris Singleton (ESPN Radio/BBTN)|
|Jorge Arangure Jr. (ESPN The Magazine)|
|Enrique Rojas (ESPNDeportes.com)|
|Eric Karabell (ESPN Fantasy/Baseball Today)|
|Mark Simon (ESPN Stats & Information)|
|Orel Hershiser (Sunday Night Baseball/BBTN)|
|Jason Grey (ESPN Fantasy)|
|Jim Bowden (ESPN.com/The GM's Office)|
|Aaron Boone (BBTN/Monday Night Baseball)|
|Jim Caple (ESPN.com)|
|Steve Berthiaume (Baseball Tonight)|
|Jason Churchill (ESPN Insider)|
|Christina Kahrl (ESPN.com/SweetSpot)|
|Jerry Crasnick (ESPN.com)|
|Matt Meyers (ESPN Insider/The Magazine)|
|Mark Mulder (Baseball Tonight)|
|Kevin Goldstein (ESPN Insider)|
|Rick Sutcliffe (Monday Night Baseball/BBTN)|
|Jayson Stark (ESPN.com)|
|Tim Kurkjian (ESPN The Magazine/BBTN)|
|Jonah Keri (ESPN Insider)|
|Buster Olney (ESPN The Magazine/BBTN)|
|Barry Larkin (Baseball Tonight)|
|Tristan H. Cockcroft (ESPN Fantasy)|
|Doug Glanville (BBTN/ESPN.com)|