The first round of the 2012 MLB draft starts June 4th. It, and the compensatory round, will be televised on MLB Network in primetime, where it will be held in the network's Studio 42, the indoor half-scale baseball field used for demonstrations, interviews and Quick Pitch, a program on the network.
In the draft, teams will have the chance to potentially develop their future by picking from a large pool of high school and college talent. Some players will sign with their teams, others will decide to either go to or stay in college.
For those of you who have watched the draft, you have probably noticed the tables where all the teams are set up. Each table usually seats two people, who act as team ambassadors.
Team ambassadors are there to represent the team, give the commissioner the draft cards with each players name on them and in the supplemental draft call out the picks themselves.
Ambassadors range from current and former ballplayers to managers and scouts. Some are well-known, like former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda. Others are not so well known, like White Sox outfielder Jared Mitchell.
Who are the ambassadors this year? This slideshow will give you the info on the big guys on the bench.
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