MLB Draft 2019 Today: TV Channel, Live Stream and Pick Order for Monday’s Draft
MLB Draft 2019 Live
The 2019 MLB Draft — officially known as the First-Year Player Draft or the Rule 4 Draft — begins Monday, June 3, and will span 40 rounds over three days. The Baltimore Orioles have the top overall pick for the first time since 1989, and the Arizona Diamondbacks have four selections within the top 34 and seven on the first day. Our R.J. Anderson points out why Arizona’s abundance of picks may not translate into a franchise-altering draft class as desired.
Teams have four minutes between picks in Round 1, and one minute between picks from the supplemental first round through the 10th round. Day 3 is rapid fire via conference call. While the MLB Draft isn’t nearly as popular as its NBA and NFL counterparts it’s becoming more of a draw, and these days it’s easy to watch the picks as they’re made.
The 2019 MLB draft is held in Secaucus, New Jersey, in the MLB Network studios.
The selection process begins on Monday, June 3 with the first two rounds, while rounds three to 10 are held on Tuesday, June 4 and the 11th round begins the following day. In total, there are 40 rounds.
MLB Draft start time
The first round of the draft begins at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, June 3. Day 2 begins at 1 p.m. ET and the final day of the draft gets underway at 12 p.m. ET on June 5.
MLB Network will broadcast coverage of the first round on June 3, beginning with a pre-draft show at 6 p.m. The broadcast, however, will not include coverage of the second round.
The second round on Monday and every round on Tuesday and Wednesday will be available exclusively and for free on MLB.com. MLB Network, however, will carry out more draft coverage, with interviews and analysis throughout the duration of the draft.
MLB Draft picks order
The Baltimore Orioles will pick first this year, followed by the Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox and the Miami Marlins. The last three teams to pick are the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox.