TORONTO -- Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar will
represent the Blue Jays at the 2011 First-Year
Player Draft, which begins on June 6.
Alomar, who works as a special assistant for the
organization, will take his place at the club's
table for the second consecutive year, and he will
be joined by Jay Stenhouse, vice president of communications.
Commissioner Bud Selig will announce the
first-round picks, but it will be up to Alomar and
Stenhouse to phone in each selection and also announce the sandwich picks between the first and second rounds.
It's yet another event in what will be a busy summer for Alomar, who is set to become the
first player to be inducted into the Hall
of Fame wearing a Blue Jays cap.
Alomar spent five years in Toronto and was an
integral component of the club's back-to-back World
Series championships in 1992 and 1993. He won 10 Gold
Gloves and four Silver Sluggers for his work at
second base during his 17-year career.
Toronto has seven selections in the first 78 picks, with the top pick at No. 21 of the first
Live coverage of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft
begins with a one-hour preview show on Monday, June
6, at 6 p.m. ET on MLB.com and MLB Network, followed
by the first round and the supplemental compensation
MLB.com will provide exclusive coverage of Days 2 and
3, featuring a live pick-by-pick stream, expert
commentary and Draft Tracker, a live interactive
application that includes a searchable database of
every Draft-eligible player.
You can also keep up to date at Draft
Central and by following @MLBDraft on Twitter. And get into the Draft conversation
by tagging your tweets with #mlb