When the First-Year Player Draft starts on June 5, several players will be at Major league baseball Network’s Studio 42, excitedly waiting to hear their brands called, Major League Baseball announced Thursday. It will be the second-largest group of potential draftees to attend the broadcast.
The seven players are all high schoolers, headlined by means of Olympia (Fla.) High School shortstop Nick Gordon. He or she is the son of ex – All-Star Tom Gordon and the brother of Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon. Nick Gordon is placed No. 6 on MLBPipeline.com’s Top Hundred Draft Prospects list.
Joining Gordon in Studio room 42 will be Sprayberry (Ga.) High school graduation shortstop Michael Chavis, Clovis (Calif.) High School shortstop Jacob Gatewood, Lee’s Summit West (Mo.) High School outfielder Monte Harrison, Elk Grove (Calif.) High School outfielder Derek Hill, Conway (S.Do.) High School right-hander Grant Holmes and Waiakea (The hawaiian islands) High School left-hander Kodi Medeiros.
Gatewood caught the attention of countless Major Leaguers and fans across the nation with a breakout performance eventually year’s Chevrolet Home Run Derby with Citi Field. Using an aluminum baseball bat, he hit 13 household runs, more than five people in the Major League sweepstakes.
Gatewood isn’t the only scheduled Draw up attendee with a powerful bat. Chavis won the home run derby at the Perfect Game All-American Classic, hammering four in the final rounded at University of San Diego’s Fowler Playground.
Like Gordon, baseball runs in the family regarding Hill and Holmes. Hill’s father, Orsino, arrived at Triple-A as a player and is right now a scout for the Dodgers. Holmes’ brother, Colby, pitched at South Carolina intended for four years and now plays in the Braves’ system.
Harrison might be the best athlete in the Draft class. He was a three-sport star at Lee’s Smt West and is committed to Nebraska to experience football and baseball in college.
Medeiros made a name for himself on the showcase circuit last summer season and now has a chance to be the first high school player from Hawaii to be selected from the first two rounds of the Write since 2001.
The 2014 Draft will need place on June 5-7, beginning with the Draft preview show on Major league baseball.com and MLB Multilevel on Thursday, June 5, at 6 p.l. ET. Live Draft coverage from MLB Network’s Business 42 begins at 6 p.m., with the top 74 picks being streaming on MLB.com and also broadcast on MLB Community. MLB.com’s exclusive coverage with the second and third days will begin with a live Set up show at 12:Thirty p.m. ET on June 6.
The 2014 Draft will require place on June 5-7, beginning with the particular Draft preview show on Baseball.com and MLB System on Thursday, June Your five, at 6 p.m. ET. Live Draft coverage from MLB Network’s Facilities 42 begins at Seven p.m., with the leading 74 picks being streaming on MLB.com and also broadcast on MLB Network. MLB.com’s exclusive coverage with the second and third days to weeks will begin with a live Nfl draft show at 12:25 p.m. ET in June 6.
MLB.com’s coverage includes Draft Central, the Top 100 Draft Leads list and Draft Tracker, an active interactive application that includes a searchable database of Draft-eligible players. Each and every selection will be tweeted live coming from @MLBDraftTracker, and you can also keep up to date by following @MLBDraft. And get into the Draft conversation by tagging your current tweets with #mlbdraft.