Alomar to represent Blue Jays at Draft

Alomar to represent Blue Jays at Draft

ANAHEIM -- This year's First-Year Player Draft has the potential to be a very important event for the building Blue Jays. Toronto has more early-round picks than any other big league club, and a familiar face will be on hand to help announce the franchise's selections.

Blue Jays great Roberto Alomar will serve as a representative for the organization during next month's Draft.

MLB.com will offer live coverage and analysis of the entire First-Year Player Draft on June 7-9 on MLB.com/Live. The first round and Compensation Round A will be broadcast live from MLB Network's Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J., on MLB.com and MLB Network on Monday, June 7, beginning with the Draft preview show at 6 p.m. ET.

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MLB.com Draft expert Jonathan Mayo will join Greg Amsinger, Harold Reynolds, John Hart, Peter Gammons and Baseball America executive editor Jim Callis on Monday's broadcast.

Coverage for Rounds 2-50 will shift exclusively to MLB.com/Live, where Rounds 2-30 will be streamed on Tuesday, beginning at noon, and Rounds 31-50 will be streamed on Wednesday, starting at noon. Host Pete McCarthy will be joined by Mayo and former general manager Jim Duquette.

Alomar will be on hand for what will be a busy first day for the Blue Jays.

Toronto owns the 11th pick in the first round and then boasts three picks in the first compensation round. The Blue Jays will have the 34th, 38th and 41st selections in the sandwich round. Overall, Toronto boasts eight picks within the first 100 selections and 10 within the first 126 picks.

Alomar -- originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Padres in 1985 -- developed into one of the greatest players in Blue Jays history after the club acquired him in a blockbuster trade in 1990. That December, Toronto shipped Fred McGriff and Tony Fernandez to San Diego in order to acquire Joe Carter and Alomar.

Carter and Alomar became key pieces of the Blue Jays' back-to-back World Series titles in 1992-93. Alomar spent the 1991-95 seasons with Toronto, hitting .307 over that span and earning a spot on the American League All-Star team -- as well as a Gold Glove Award in each of those five seasons.

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.