Dunston to represent Giants at Draft
Two-time All-Star to join baseball ops advisor Siegle
SAN FRANCISCO -- One of the most heralded Draft picks in recent history and one of the most respected men in the baseball business will represent the Giants at next month's First-Year Player Draft.Two-time National League All-Star Shawon Dunston, now a roving infield instructor for the Giants, and Tony Siegle, the club's senior advisor of baseball operations, will be on the scene as San Francisco attempts to add to its impressive list of recent Draftees with the No. 6 overall pick.
Dunston knows something about being a coveted amateur player. The Chicago Cubs selected him first overall in 1982 out of Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. He rose to the Major Leagues in 1985, launching an 18-year career in the bigs that included three separate stints with the Giants (1996, 1998, 2001-02).Over four decades, Siegle has held front-office positions with eight different organizations. Like Dunston, he has worked for the Giants on three separate occasions. He works with general manager Brian Sabean and the baseball operations office in waiver and rules compliance, contract negotiations, salary arbitration issues and trade discussions. MLB.com will offer live coverage and analysis of the entire First-Year Player Draft on June 9-11. MLB Network will broadcast the first round at 3 p.m. PT on June 9 from its Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J., 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 rounds 4-30, via conference call from MLB headquarters in New York, at 9 a.m. PT on June 10. Rounds 31-50 will be on June 11, starting at 8:30 a.m. PT.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.