The 2011 MLB Draft kicks off Monday June 6 at 4:00pm pacific, live from Secaucas, New Jersey. The draft will take place over three days with MLB Network and mlb.com providing day one coverage, and mlb.com providing full coverage for days two and three. Prior to the start of day one, MLB Network will provide an hour long preview show at 3:00pm pacific. The show will be simulcast on mlb.com and will include analysis from Greg Amsinger, Harold Reynolds, John Hart, Peter Gammons, Jonathan Mayo and Baseball America executive editor Jim Callis.
Day one of the draft will feature MLB commissioner Bud Selig announcing first round picks. Teams will have five minutes to get in their selections for the first round. That will be followed by the compensatory round, in which picks will be announced by special club representatives. Teams will have one minute to get in their picks for the compensatory round.
Day two and three coverage will be exclusively on mlb.com. Their coverage will include a live pick-by-pick stream, draft and scouting analysis of each pick, and a draftcaster providing a searchable database on every draft-eligible player.
We'll be here for the next three days covering the 2011 MLB Draft for both the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics. For more in-depth discussion about the Giants head to McCovey Chronicles. For more on the A's head over to Athletics Nation. For more general minor league and draft discussion, check out Minor League Ball and Baseball Nation.