There is no greater thrill in sports than sitting quietly while a man in a suit slowly reads off a list of names over the course of several days. Fortunately for baseball fans, that time of the year has once again arrived.
It will be MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his second year at the podium as he informs young ball players from around the country of the teams with which they will begin their careers, starting with the Phillies, who have pick No. 1, down to all the compensation picks flying around in the mid to late twenties, and beyond.
As for the picks themselves, who knows what the first round holds? Will the Phillies take Iowa's A.J. Puk? Do the Reds snag Mercer's Kyle Lewis? Will the Braves pick up the phone to make a trade, but accidentally order a pizza? Only time will tell, as for a group of elite youngsters, the future begins on June 9.
How to watch the 2016 MLB Draft rounds 1-2:
Date & Time: Thursday, June 9 at 7PM ET (preview show begins at 6PM ET)
TV: MLB Network
How to follow 2016 MLB Draft rounds 3-10:
Date & Time: Friday, June 10 at 1PM ET
How to listen to 2016 MLB Draft rounds 11-40:
Date & Time: Saturday, June 11 at 12PM ET
Here is everything you need to know about the 2016 MLB Draft:
- 2016 MLB Draft Order: The first 77 picks of the draft and how they were decided
- When exactly will we know what the 2016 MLB Draft holds?
- These 5 teams have drafted well and are already loaded with prospects
- 3 MLB teams that seriously need pitching prospects
- Which teams need hitting prospects more than any other?
- Here are 5 teams already wealthy in pitching prospects
- MLB Prospects to watch in the NCAA tourney
- The Phillies are taking the best player available with all their picks
Here are the prospects you should know:
Here's how draft experts have mocked the 2016 MLB Draft:
- Phillies projected to draft A.J. Puk first overall
- Consensus mock draft rankings: We combined what the experts were saying into one handy guide
How will MLB Daily Dish cover the draft and how can I follow?
Thanks for asking! Our entire staff will be on hand to help cover the draft, but the most exciting news is that we'll have our very own MLB Insider Chris Cotillo reporting LIVE from the draft itself. That will be amazing.
We'll have a post for all of the top 40-ish draft picks as they're announced, and we'll post each to a live thread. We'll also have you covered on Twitter, and if you want to show your weird Uncle and / or former high school friends, on Facebook too.
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