Larkin, Foli to represent Nats at Draft
Assistant to GM, field coordinator to announce picks in Orlando
WASHINGTON -- Barry Larkin and Tim Foli will represent the Nationals during the first two rounds of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft on June 7 in Orlando.
MLB.com will broadcast every pick of the draft, which takes place June 7-8 at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando. Day 1 coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET, with a simulcast of ESPN2's broadcast of the first round and compensation picks.
Video coverage of the remaining rounds on Day 1 will air on MLB.com, with live interviews and analysis from Orlando by Casey Stern, Jonathan Mayo and Perfect Game USA's Dave Rawnsley. Day 2 will get under way at 11:30 a.m., and continue through Round 50, if necessary. Every pick on Day 2 can be heard live on MLB.com, with analysis from Mayo and Perfect Game USA's Allan Simpson.
Also, once again this year, fans can follow every pick with MLB.com's live Draft Tracker, a searchable database of every draft-eligible player, featuring biographical data, statistics, scouting reports and rare scouting video.
Both Foli and Larkin were first-round draft picks in the 1968 and 1985 drafts, respectively, and went on to have successful careers as shortstops in the big leagues.
|1. TB||LHP||David Price||Vanderbilt U|
|2. KC||SS||Michael Moustakas||Chatsworth HS (Calif.)|
|3. CHC||3B||Josh Vitters||Cypress HS (Calif.)|
|4. PIT||LHP||Daniel Moskos||Clemson U|
|5. BAL||C||Matthew Wieters||Georgia Tech|
|6. WSH||LHP||Ross Detwiler||Missouri St U|
|7. MIL||LF||Matthew LaPorta||U Florida|
|8. COL||RHP||Casey Weathers||Vanderbilt U|
|9. ARI||RHP||Jarrod Parker||Norwell HS|
|10. SF||LHP||Madison Bumgarner||South Caldwell HS|
"It's a cool thing," Larkin said. "It's a big deal for the college and high school athletes."
Larkin is a special assistant to Nationals general manager Jim Bowden, while Foli is the team's field coordinator.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.