Gantner given Draft delegation duties
Former second baseman will lead group at June 9 ceremony
MILWAUKEE -- Former Brewers second baseman Jim Gantner will lead the team's on-air delegation for the broadcast of the First-Year Player Draft next month, when Milwaukee will pick with the 26th overall selection.
Gantner was Milwaukee's 12th-round pick in 1974 out of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and remains a fixture at Miller Park for Brewers home games. He will be joined by Mark Mueller from the Brewers' player development department.
MLB.com will offer live coverage and analysis of the entire First-Year Player Draft on June 9-11. The MLB Network will broadcast the first round at 5 p.m. CT on June 9 from its Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J., and those 32 selections also will be simulcast live on MLB.com.
Beginning with the 33rd pick, up-to-the-minute on-air coverage from the remaining rounds will shift exclusively to MLB.com/Live, where host Vinny Micucci will be joined by MLB.com Draft expert Jonathan Mayo and Major League Scouting Bureau director Frank Marcos.
Once the first night is done, the Draft will continue with the rounds 4-30, via conference call from MLB Headquarters in New York, at 11 a.m. CT on Wednesday, June 10. Rounds 31-50 will be on Thursday, June 11, starting at 10:30 a.m.
Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.