McGregor gets call for Orioles at Draft
Longtime pitcher and now coach in Minors to be in Orlando
BALTIMORE -- The Orioles may or may not be looking at pitching in the first round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, but they'll have a familiar face overseeing the process. Longtime Oriole Scott McGregor -- noted for both an outstanding pitching career and a long stint as a coach within the organization -- will represent Baltimore at the team's draft table.
McGregor spent his entire big-league career with the Orioles, pitching in parts of 13 seasons and logging a 138-108 career record. The southpaw now works as the pitching coach at Class A Aberdeen, the team's short-season affiliate. In other words, whomever the Orioles draft may well end up playing for McGregor at some point in the near future.
MLB.com will carry every pick of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, which takes place June 5-6 at The Milk House at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Fla. Day 1 coverage on BaseballChannel.TV begins at 1 p.m. ET with a special ceremonial draft of former Negro Leaguers who will be on hand at The Milk House.
The First-Year Player Draft follows at 2 p.m. with a simulcast of ESPN2's broadcast of the first round and compensation picks. The remaining rounds on Day 1 will be shown exclusively on BaseballChannel.TV, with live analysis on site from MLB.com Draft guru Jonathan Mayo and David Rawnsley of Perfect Game USA.
Several of the top amateur prospects are expected in attendance in Orlando for Day 1 of the Draft, and each of the 30 Major League clubs will be represented by front office executives and baseball luminaries. Fans are welcome to attend Day 1 of the Draft, and admission to The Milk House is free with seating limited to a first-come, first-served basis.
Day 2 will get under way at 11:30 a.m. and continue through Round 50, if necessary. Every pick on Day 2 can be heard live at MLB.com.
Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.