White, Corrales to represent Nats at Draft
Outfield coordinator and adviser to announce first pick
WASHINGTON -- Devon White and Pat Corrales will represent the Nationals during the 2009 First-Year Player Draft on June 9. The team has the first and 10th picks in the Draft.
White, who was an excellent defensive center fielder in the late 1980s and 1990s, is an outfield coordinator with the club. The Angels drafted him in the sixth round of the 1981 First-Year Player Draft.
Corrales, who over the past 50 years has been a Major League catcher, manager and a coach, is an adviser to the club.
MLB.com will offer live coverage and analysis of the entire First-Year Player Draft. MLB Network will broadcast the first round at 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 9, from 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.
After the first night, the Draft will continue with rounds 4-30 via conference call from MLB headquarters in New York at noon on June 10. Rounds 31-50 will take place on June 11 starting at 11:30 a.m.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.