Who are baseball's franchise players?

Updated: June 2, 2011, 3:19 AM ET
ESPN.com

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.