All right, you WARmongers, scouts in training and MLB mock drafters, your day is finally here—the 2012 MLB draft is upon us.
I'm excited too.
And luckily for you, you'll be able to watch it even if you can't find your way to a television. That's right, folks—MLB.com is live-streaming the event.
But there is more you need to know with regard to this draft. Consider the below your full online viewing guide, with the draft's schedule, a few vital Twitter accounts you should be following during the process and some other tidbits along the way.
|Monday, June 4th||7:00 p.m. ET||1||MLB Network||MLB.com|
|Tuesday, June 5th||12:00 p.m. ET||2-15||n/a||MLB.com|
|Wednesday, June 6th||12:00 p.m. ET||16-40||n/a||MLB.com|
@MLBDraft: MLB's official Twitter account for the MLB draft. Obviously an account you should be following.
Jonathan Mayo: MLB.com draft writer.
Keith Law: ESPN.com's prospect guru.
Jason A. Churchill: Handles ESPN Insider's MLB draft blog.
Jim Callis: Executive editor for Baseball America and draft expert.
Kevin Goldstein: Draft expert for Baseball Prospectus and wearer of a groovy hat in his Twitter picture.
Notes and Tidbits You Can Share With Your Friends to Sound Smarter
- In his senior season, top high-school prospect and potential top-overall pick Byron Buxton hit .513 with 17 doubles, 35 RBI and 38 stolen bases (via ESPNHS).
- Shortstop prospect Carlos Correa scored a 1560 on his SAT (per ESPN Deportes).
- Outfield prospect Albert Almora hit .606 with six homers and 35 RBI in 23 games during his senior year (via MLB.com).
- Florida catcher Mike Zunino was the SEC Player of the Year in 2011 and followed that up by hitting .323 with 16 home runs and 55 RBI his junior season (per the Star Tribune).
- In 15 starts this season, LSU pitcher Kevin Gausman went 10-1 in 107.2 innings pitched with a 2.84 ERA, 125 strikeouts and only 24 walks.
- Read this article from Adam Berry of MLB.com about high-school prospect Lance McCullers. This kid's athleticism is the stuff of legend.
Enjoy the draft, everyone!
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