Trout Among Celebrities at Draft
SEACAUCUS -- Millville centerfielder Mike Trout is the only player who has been spotted so far at Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft, but there won't be a shortage of baseball celebrities.
The draft, televised at the MLB Network studios, is filled with baseball royalty.
It's an impressive list of people who have been recruited by the Major League teams to represent them at the draft. Each club is required to have at least one representative.
For instance, representing the Phillies is the manager of the 1980 champion Dallas Green.
Hall of Famerer Al Kaline is representing the Detroit Tigers. Fellow Hall of Famer Bill Mazeroski can be seen sitting at the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Unlike the NFL, NBA and NHL draft, there aren't expected to be many potential draft choices in attendance, but the ex-players have created a buzz in Studio 42.
Trout is projected as a first round pick. The draft begins at 6 p.m. and each team has four minutes to make a pick in the first round and one minute afterwards.
There will be 111 selections tonight, covering the first three rounds and compensation picks.