18 former All-Stars to serve as Draft reps

Hall of Famer George Brett among dignitaries to appear at MLB Network on June 12

June 1st, 2017

Hall of Famer George Brett and 17 other former All-Stars will be among 54 baseball dignitaries representing the 30 Major League clubs at MLB Network's Studio 42 when the three-day MLB Draft gets underway on June 12.

There's a bestselling author (Rick Ankiel) and the author of a perfect game (Dallas Braden). There's the pitcher who ended the Curse of the Bambino (Keith Foulke). There are two former Rookie of the Year Award winners in Ron Kittle and Gary Matthews, a National League Cy Young Award winner in Randy Jones, an NL batting champion in Michael Cuddyer, and a manager of World Series and World Baseball Classic champions (Jim Leyland).

:: 2017 MLB Draft coverage ::

Major League Baseball announced the annual list of club representatives on Thursday, and as usual, it is a star-studded gathering from the past that will man the phones and help welcome the future on the first night of selections. Commissioner Rob Manfred will announce the first-round selections, and then the club reps will do the honors the remainder of the evening.

In addition to Brett, former All-Stars on the Draft floor will include Felipe Alou, Bob Boone, Ron Cey, Cuddyer, Foulke, Ralph Garr, Jeffrey Hammonds, Joel Hanrahan, Corey Hart, Orlando Hudson, Randy Jones, Ruppert Jones, Kittle, Matthews, Lloyd Moseby, Mike Sweeney and Nick Swisher. There will be a lot of story-telling and a lot of phone calls to team war rooms.

Tommy Lasorda, the 89-year-old Hall of Famer who has been a club-rep fixture at this event each year for the Dodgers, will not be able to attend following surgery last Thursday to replace a pacemaker. But in his place at the club's table will be Cey, one of his on-field fixtures at third base in the '70s and '80s.

The MLB Draft has a rich tradition of family legacies being selected, and famous MLB families will be well-represented on the floor. Boone, the catcher on the Phillies' 1980 World Series champions and a former manager for Kansas City and Cincinnati, is the son of All-Star Ray Boone and the father of former All-Stars Aaron and Bret Boone. Alou is the eldest of the three Alou brothers from the Dominican Republic who each spent at least 15 years in the Majors, and the father of six-time All-Star Moises Alou. , representing the Angels, is one of the Molina brothers from Puerto Rico, including Yadier and Bengie, who became catching fixtures and regulars in the postseason.

MLB Network and MLB.com will have live coverage of Day 1 of the Draft at 7 p.m. ET on June 12. MLB Network will broadcast the first 36 picks (Round 1 and Competitive Balance Round A), while MLB.com will stream all 75 picks. MLB.com will also provide live pick-by-pick coverage of Rounds 3-10 on Day 2, starting at 1 p.m. ET. Then, rounds 11-40 can be heard live on MLB.com on June 14, beginning at noon ET.

Prior to the start of the Draft, MLB Network and MLB.com will air a Draft preview show, starting at 6 p.m. ET. Of course, the previewing already is well underway. Go to MLB.com/draft to see the Top 100 Prospects list, projected top picks from MLBPipeline.com analysts Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, the complete order of selection and more. And follow @MLBDraft on Twitter to see what Draft hopefuls, clubs and experts are saying.

Amateur players who will attend the Draft will be announced at a later date.

The full list of Draft reps:

Angels: Molina, Brian Tripp

A's: Braden

Astros: Enos Cabell, Mike Wickham

Blue Jays: Moseby, Mike Tidick

Braves: Jeff Francoeur, Garr

Brewers: Hart, Gord Ash

Cardinals: Ankiel

Cubs: Sean Marshall, Zach Zielinski

D-backs: Hudson, Rick Matsko

Dodgers: Cey, Lon Joyce

Giants: Alou, John DiCarlo

Indians: Mike Jackson

Mariners: Jones, Rob Mummau

Marlins: Juan Pierre, Bill Beck

Mets: Todd Zeile, Claude Pelletier

Nationals: Boone, Johnny DiPuglia

Orioles: Jeffrey Hammonds, Tripp Norton

Padres: Jones

Phillies: Del Unser, Matthews

Pirates: Joel Hanrahan

Rangers: David Murphy

Rays: Fernando Perez, Lou Wieben

Reds: Austin Kearns, Larry Barton Jr.

Red Sox: Foulke, John Pyle

Rockies: Clint Barmes, Jesse Stender

Royals: Brett, Sweeney

Tigers: Jim Leyland, Murray Cook

Twins: Cuddyer, John Wilson

White Sox: Kittle, Kevin Coe

Yankees: Swisher, Denis Boucher