The day of replenishment is upon us, as the 2013 MLB Draft begins on Thursday. The baseball draft will never be the event that the NFL or NBA drafts are, but it is becoming quite the spectacle. The draft consists of 40 rounds over three days, beginning Thursday night.
The first day of the draft is where MLB is becoming more and more like its draft counterparts, as the event is televised, complete with the commissioner, team representatives, players, and awkward handshakes. Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda and longtime pitcher and pitching coach Charlie Hough will be on hand as representatives of the Dodgers on the MLB Network telecast on Thursday.
The schedule for the draft is as follows:
Thursday, 4 p.m. PT: MLB Network (and MLB.com) will televise the first 73 picks of the draft, which is comprised of the first two rounds plus supplemental and competitive balance picks. The Dodgers have two picks on Thursday, No. 18 overall and No. 56 overall.
Friday, 10 a.m. PT: Rounds 3-10 will take place the old fashioned way, via conference call in New York. Teams will have one minute in between each selection on Friday. The audio will be streamed live on MLB.com.
Saturday, 10 a.m. PT : Rounds 11-40, can be heard on MLB.com. No delays in between picks for the final 30 rounds.