2014 Baseball Draft: TV Coverage, Order and More for Major League Event

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2014 Baseball Draft: TV Coverage, Order and More for Major League Event
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Major League Baseball will welcome a plethora of future superstars to the mix this coming weekend at the 2014 MLB draft, officially known as the first-year player draft. 

All 30 clubs will choose from the top eligible high school and college stars in an effort to build for the future and ultimately contend for a World Series title in the coming years.

With the first round set to get underway on Thursday night, here you'll find a complete breakdown of television coverage and the full draft order. 

 

When: Thursday, June 5 through Saturday, June 7

Watch: MLB Network, MLB.com

 

2014 MLB Draft Viewing Guide
Date Event Time (ET) Watch
Thu, June 5 Rounds 1-2 7 p.m. MLB Network, MLB.com
Fri, June 6 Rounds 3-10 1 p.m. MLB.com
Sat, June 7 Rounds 11-40 1 p.m. MLB.com

MLB.com

2014 MLB Draft Order
Round 1 Team
1 Houston Astros
2 Miami Marlins
3 Chicago White Sox
4 Chicago Cubs
5 Minnesota Twins
6 Seattle Mariners
7 Philadelphia Phillies
8 Colorado Rockies
9 Toronto Blue Jay
10 New York Mets
11 Toronto Blue Jays
12 Milwaukee Brewers
13 San Diego Padres
14 San Francisco Giants
15 Los Angeles Angels
16 Arizona Diamondbacks
17 Kansas City Royals
18 Washington Nationals
19 Cincinnati Reds
20 Tampa Bay Rays
21 Cleveland Indians
22 Los Angeles Dodgers
23 Detroit Tigers
24 Pittsburgh Pirates
25 Oakland Athletics
26 Boston Red Sox
27 St. Louis Cardinals
28 Kansas City Royals (for E. Santana)
29 Cincinnati Reds (for Choo)
30 Texas Rangers (for Cruz)
31 Cleveland Indians (for Jimenez)
32 Atlanta Braves (for McCann)
33 Boston Red Sox (for Ellsbury)
34 St. Louis Cardinals (for Beltran)
Competitive Balance Round A Team
35 Colorado Rockies
36 Miami Marlins ( for Krook)
37 Houston Astros (from BAL)
38 Cleveland Indians 3
39 Miami Marlins
40 Kansas City Royals
41 Milwaukee Brewers
Round 2 Team
42 Houston Astros
43 Miami Marlins
44 Chicago White Sox
45 Chicago Cubs
46 Minnesota Twins
47 Philadelphia Phillies
48 Colorado Rockies
49 Toronto Blue Jays
50 Milwaukee Brewers
51 San Diego Padres
52 San Francisco Giants
53 Los Angeles Angels
54 Arizona Diamondbacks
55 New York Yankees
56 Kansas City Royals
57 Washington Nationals
58 Cincinnati Reds
59 Texas Rangers
60 Tampa Bay Rays
61 Cleveland Indians
62 Los Angeles Dodgers
63 Detroit Tigers
64 Pittsburgh Pirates
65 Oakland Athletics
66 Atlanta Braves
67 Boston Red Sox
68 St. Louis Cardinals
Competitive Balance Round B Team
69 Arizona Diamondbacks (from SD)
70 Arizona Diamondbacks
71 St. Louis Cardinals
72 Tampa Bay Rays
73 Pittsburgh Pirates
74 Seattle Mariners
Round 3 Team
75 Houston Astros
76 Miami Marlins
77 Chicago White Sox
78 Chicago Cubs
79 Minnesota Twins
80 Seattle Mariners
81 Philadelphia Phillies
82 Colorado Rockies
83 Toronto Blue Jays
84 New York Mets
85 Milwaukee Brewers
86 San Diego Padres
87 San Francisco Giants
88 Los Angeles Angels
89 Arizona Diamondbacks
90 Baltimore Orioles
91 New York Yankees
92 Kansas City Royals
93 Washington Nationals
94 Cincinnati Reds
95 Texas Rangers
96 Tampa Bay Rays
97 Cleveland Indians
98 Los Angeles Dodgers
99 Detroit Tigers
100 Pittsburgh Pirates
101 Oakland Athletics
102 Atlanta Braves
103 Boston Red Sox
104 St. Louis Cardinals
Supplemental Round Team
105 Miami Marlins (for DeLuzio)
Rounds 4-40 Team
Houston Astros
Miami Marlins
Chicago White Sox
Chicago Cubs
Minnesota Twins
Seattle Mariners
Philadelphia Phillies
Colorado Rockies
Toronto Blue Jays
New York Mets
Milwaukee Brewers
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles Angels
Arizona Diamondbacks
Baltimore Orioles
New York Yankees
Kansas City Royals
Washington Nationals
Cincinnati Reds
Texas Rangers
Tampa Bay Rays
Cleveland Indians
Los Angeles Dodgers
Detroit Tigers
Pittsburgh Pirates
Oakland Athletics
Atlanta Braves
Boston Red Sox
St. Louis Cardinals

MLB.com

 

Prospects to Know

Brady Aiken, LHP, Cathedral Catholic High School, California

While left-handed ace Brady Aiken isn't necessarily the consensus favorite to go No. 1 overall this June, he's certainly at the very top of multiple draft boards this summer, as noted by A1PerformanceGroup.com's Mike Carney:

The 6'3", 210-pound teenager has committed to UCLA and appears to have a tremendous feel for the position in addition to boasting superb athleticism. 

According to MLB.com, Aiken's fastball is routinely in the 92-94 mph range: "He commands his fastball well and throws all three of his pitches for strikes. He gets good depth on his curveball and keeps hitters off balance with his changeup, which usually comes in around 10 mph slower than his fastball."

The Houston Astros will select No. 1 overall for the third consecutive year this summer, and while it wouldn't be a shock to see them take any one of the top three pitchers available, few would be surprised if they settled on Aiken.

 

Carlos Rodon, LHP, NC State

Another left-handed stud sure to come off the board early in Round 1 is North Carolina State ace Carlos Rodon, who possesses a stellar fastball and a dominant slider.

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According to MLB.com, Rodon can reach 97 mph on his fastball and his slider often reaches the mid-80s.

At 6'3", 235 pounds, Rodon already possesses the ideal frame to become a reliable No. 1 option down the road. Durability shouldn't be a concern and if he can improve his changeup, and he'll have more than enough in his arsenal to terrorize opposing batters in the big leagues. 

Although a slightly disappointing junior campaign with the Wolfpack threatens Rodon's shot at going No. 1 overall, his skill set and overall potential make him a strong candidate for the Astros at the top of the board.

 

Bradley Zimmer, OF, San Francisco

It's not all about the top pitchers this summer. One of the elite outfielders available in 2014 is San Francisco's Bradley Zimmer, whose older brother Kyle, a pitcher currently working his way up through the Kansas City Royals organization, was selected fifth overall two years ago.

Zimmer's bat is arguably his greatest weapon as he recognizes pitches quickly and is able to capitalize with a gorgeous swing. But Zimmer is every bit as effective defensively, where his speed and strong arm make him an asset in the outfield.

Recently, Bradley talked about the prospects of one day facing off against his brother in the majors, per MLB.com's Alex Espinoza:  

"We've joked about it here and there. I'm sure if that ever occurred, I'd get one high and tight, or he'd throw it off the backstop or whatever. But that would be pretty cool, I think, to someday match up against him on the big stage."

Having already watched his brother go through the grueling draft process, Zimmer could have an upper hand on his fellow prospects. But regardless, his talent is sure to take him places. 

 

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