05/26/09 2:30 PM ET
Tino set to represent Yanks at Draft
Mazzilli plans to join former infielder at MLB Network studios
By Bryan Hoch / MLB.com
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 beginning at 6 p.m. ET on June 9 from its Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J., and those 32 selections will also 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 noon ET on Wednesday, June 10. Rounds 31-50 will take place on Thursday, June 11, starting at 11:30 a.m.
Martinez made an indelible mark on the Yankees as the popular starting first baseman in the club's most recent dynasty era of World Series championships, while Mazzilli has a long history of service in the arena of New York baseball.
Currently a special advisor to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, Martinez has remained close to the game while serving as a baseball coach for the University of South Florida.
Originally a first-round selection (14th overall) of the Seattle Mariners in 1988, Martinez wore pinstripes from 1996-2001 and again in '05, batting .276 with 192 home runs and 739 RBIs in 1,054 regular-season games with the Yankees.
Mazzilli played 1,076 career games representing New York teams at the big league level, though only 37 of them came with the Yankees. In August 1982, he was traded by the Texas Rangers for Bucky Dent.
More known for his service across town with the Mets, Mazzilli was a lifetime .259 hitter with 93 home runs and 460 RBIs in 1,475 Major League games with the Yankees, Mets, Pirates, Rangers and Blue Jays. He was one of the former Yankees introduced on the field at the new Yankee Stadium's first regular-season game on April 16.
Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.