The 2012 MLB draft is less than a week away.
How will you be following coverage of the draft? In case you have yet to figure out the best way to keep track of your favorite teams’ top prospects from both high school and college, here are a few suggestions of where to get all the information you need come June 4.
Live coverage for this year’s draft will begin on Monday, June 4 at 7 p.m. ET. and will be broadcast live on the MLB Network as well as streaming live at MLB.com/LIVE.
On June 4, both the network and website will have live coverage of the Compensation Round A and the first round.
June 5, beginning at 12 p.m. ET, coverage of Rounds 2-15 will stream live on MLB.com. June 6, beginning at 12 p.m. ET, coverage of Rounds 16-40 will stream live on MLB.com.
MLB.com also provides comprehensive coverage of the draft and players involved through the MLB Draft Central. Here you can browse articles on top prospects as well as view video clips.
You can also check out the Top 100 Draft Prospects List, where you can learn about the top ranking eligible high school and college players by viewing video clips of each player as well as reading blurbs about what they have to offer.
Since the network’s coverage of the MLB draft fails in comparison to that of the NFL draft, the website will be providing updates on the draft in the form of breaking news coverage on their draft page.
Currently, ESPN has a host of draft-oriented pieces that will help you understand more of the eligible players. From blogs to Twitter feeds from the prospects themselves, ESPN’s coverage has it all.
One of the many great things about the use of social media is the speed in which you can access the information you are looking for.
Twitter will be one of your best sources for live coverage of the 2012 draft.
If you do not have a Twitter account, it’s easy to register and it’s also free. Plus, you can follow all 30 ball clubs, which will come in handy since draft updates will most likely be tweeted by their social media peeps.
You can even follow the draft on Twitter @MLBDraft and join in on the draft conversation by live-tweeting using #mlbdraft.