Davis to represent Cincinnati at Draft
Reds great will announce club's first pick on MLB Network
CINCINNATI -- Reds great Eric Davis will be representing his team when it makes its selections at the upcoming First-Year Player Draft.Davis will be joined by Reds director of baseball operations Dick Williams to formally announce the club's 2009 first-round pick, which will be No. 8 overall. MLB.com will offer live coverage and analysis of the entire First-Year Player Draft on June 9-11. The MLB Network will broadcast the first round beginning at 6 p.m. ET on June 9 from its Studio 42, and those 32 selections also will be simulcast live on MLB.com.
Beginning with the 33rd pick, up-to-the-minute on-air coverage from the remaining rounds will shift exclusively to MLB.com/Live, where host Vinny Micucci will be joined by MLB.com Draft expert Jonathan Mayo and Major League Scouting Bureau director Frank Marcos.
Once the first night is done, the Draft will continue with the rounds 4-30, via conference call from MLB Headquarters in New York, at noon on Wednesday, June 10. Rounds 31-50 will be on Thursday, June 11, starting at 11:30 a.m.Davis was named the Reds' special assistant to the general manager in November after two springs as a Spring Training instructor. A member of the Reds' Hall of Fame after spending nine of his 17 Major League seasons in Cincinnati from 1984-91 and 1996, Davis had a .269 career average with 282 home runs, 934 RBIs and 349 stolen bases in 1,626 games. He also played for the Dodgers, Tigers, Orioles, Cardinals and Giants before his retirement in 2001.
Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.