Dunston to represent Giants at Draft
Former All-Star to join baseball ops senior advisor Siegle
Shawon Dunston will literally join an All-Star cast when he represents the Giants at next month's First-Year Player Draft.Dunston, San Francisco's roving infield instructor, is among 20 former All-Star players who will be on hand for their respective clubs upon the commencement of the Draft.
Lithe yet muscular at 47, Dunston still looks like he could play. The Chicago Cubs sensed that he possessed such enduring athletic skill when they drafted him first overall in 1982 out of Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. Dunston made his Major League debut in 1985, launching an 18-year career that included three separate stints with the Giants (1996, 1998, 2001-02).Dunston will be joined by Tony Siegle, the Giants' senior advisor of baseball operations who remains among the most respected executives in the game. Siegle has held front-office positions with eight organizations and, like Dunston, has worked for the Giants on three separate occasions. He collaborates 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 7-9 on MLB.com/Live. The first round and Compensation Round A will be broadcast live from MLB Network's Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J., on MLB.com and MLB Network on Monday, June 7, beginning with the Draft preview show at 3 p.m. PT/6 ET. MLB.com Draft expert Jonathan Mayo will join Greg Amsinger, Harold Reynolds, John Hart, Peter Gammons and Baseball America executive editor Jim Callis on Monday's broadcast. Coverage for Rounds 2-50 will shift exclusively to MLB.com/Live, where Rounds 2-30 will be streamed on Tuesday, beginning at 9 a.m. PT/noon ET, and Rounds 31-50 will be streamed on Wednesday, starting at 9 a.m. PT/noon ET. Host Pete McCarthy will be joined by Mayo and former general manager Jim Duquette.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.