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06/07/2010 11:41 PM ET
MLB completes first day of 2010 First-Year Player Draft
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Major League Baseball has completed the first day of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, which aired live on MLB Network and this evening from Studio 42 at MLB Network in Secaucus, New Jersey. In total, 50 players were selected through the first round and the first compensation round.

Fifteen pitchers were selected in the first round of the Draft, including 12 right-handers and three left-handers. The players taken in the opening round featured nine outfielders and five infielders, including two shortstops in the first four picks, and three catchers.

Delino DeShields Jr., son of 1987 first round selection Delino DeShields (12th overall, MON), was selected eighth overall by the Houston Astros. Cam Bedrosian, son of 1987 National League Cy Young Award winner Steve Bedrosian, was the 29th overall selection by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

A total of 17 players were chosen from the high school ranks while the other 15 have college experience. Florida and Georgia each produced five players selected in the first round, while California and Texas each had four players chosen.

The First-Year Player Draft is scheduled to continue on Tuesday via conference call beginning with the second round at 12:00 p.m. (EDT) and is scheduled to go through the 30th round. The Draft will resume on Wednesday beginning with the 31st round at 12:00 p.m. (EDT). The Draft will have 50 rounds and will conclude after all 30 teams have passed on a selection or after the final selection of the 50th round, whichever comes first.

Beginning on Tuesday, will offer comprehensive live programming of the Draft's final two days, including a live pick-by-pick stream, expert commentary and the exclusive Draft Tracker, a searchable database of every draft-eligible player, featuring statistics, scouting reports and video highlights.

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