For the next three days, baseball prospect junkies will be in heaven.
During Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, more than 600 amateur baseball players will be selected by teams in the 2021 MLB Draft, beginning with the first round and the first competitive balance selection.
This will be a change from previous years when the draft took place in early June, in the middle of the NCAA Baseball Tournament. This year, it begins the day before the All-Star Break and runs on the same days as the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game.
Here’s a breakdown of how you can look at all 20 rounds of the 2021 MLB Draft.
What channel is the MLB Draft on today?
The draft will take place over three days, with the first day with the first round and Round A of Competitive Balance, the second day with rounds 2-10, and the third day concluding the final 10 rounds of the draft. ESPN and MLB Network will carry the first day of coverage, while the rest of the draft can be streamed for free on MLB.com.
The first round of the MLB Draft will be televised on both ESPN and the MLB Network. This will also include the Reds ‘offset pick at No. 30 by the Dodgers’ signing of Trevor Bauer and Competitive Balance Round A, which encompasses the No. 31-36 picks.
The second day of the draft will span the second through the tenth draft rounds and will include Competitive Balance Round B, which takes place between the second and third rounds, and the Astros’ compensation pick, which occurs between the fourth and fifth rounds.
The only option to view this part of the draft will be to stream it on MLB.com beginning at 1 p.m. ET on Monday.
The third and final day of the draft will conclude with rounds 11-20 of the draft.
Coverage of the final leg of picks will be exclusively on MLB.com, beginning at noon ET Tuesday.
What time does the MLB Draft start today?
The MLB Draft will resume coverage at a different time each day, beginning at 7:07 pm on Sunday, 1 pm on Monday, and at noon beginning Tuesday.
Only the first round and Round A of competitive equilibrium will be broadcast on television, and ESPN and MLB Network will provide options to watch the first rounds of the draft. The rest of the draft can only be viewed on MLB.com.
|1 / Balance comp A||Sunday July 11||7:07 pm||ESPN / MLB Network|
|2-10 / Balance comp B||Monday July 12||1 p. M.||MLB.com|
|11-20||Tuesday July 13||Noon||MLB.com|
2021 MLB draft order
Sunday July 11
Competitive Balance Round A
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.