Two ex-pitchers are Padres' Draft reps
Williams, Jones will sit at San Diego table for selections
SAN DIEGO -- The Padres will have two recognizable figures from their past sitting at their table June 9-11 when they pick for the future during the 2009 First-Year Player Draft.
Former Padres pitchers Woody Williams and Jimmy Jones will represent the franchise, with San Diego holding the No. 3 overall selection in the Draft.
Williams served two stints with the Padres (1999-2001, 2005-06). He posted double-figures in victories in three of those seasons, going 12-5 with a 3.65 ERA in 2006 when the Padres won the National League West.
Williams finished his career with a 132-116 record and a 4.19 ERA in 15 seasons with the Padres, Cardinals, Astros and Blue Jays.
Jones was the No. 3 overall pick in the 1982 January Draft, for San Diego. He made it to the Major Leagues by 1986, when he was 22, and pitched three seasons for the Padres, twice winning nine games.
Jones was 43-39 with a 4.46 ERA in eight seasons with the Padres, Yankees, Astros and Expos.
MLB.com will offer live coverage and analysis of the entire First-Year Player Draft on June 9-11. MLB Network will broadcast the first round at 3 p.m. PT 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 9 a.m. PT on Wednesday, June 10. Rounds 31-50 will be on Thursday, June 11, starting at 8:30 a.m. PT.
Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.