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MLB Draft 2016 live stream: How to watch Thursday's selections online

All three days of the draft will be streamed online at, beginning Thursday night.

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From the Philadelphia Phillies with the first overall pick to the Tampa Bay Rays at 77th overall in Competitive Balance Round B, the first two rounds of the 2016 MLB Draft will be held on Thursday night, and can be followed online by

Thursday's coverage will be televised by MLB Network while also simulcast on, beginning with an hour-long pre-draft show at 6 p.m. ET. Greg Amsinger will anchor coverage along with Peter Gammons, Harold Reynolds, Dan O'Dowd and's Jonathan Mayo.

The draft begins at 7 p.m., and the simulcast will feature interviews with players and front office personnel, plus analysis from Jim Callis of and John Manuel of Baseball America. Also providing contributions during the event will be MLB Network regulars Scott Braun, Sean Casey, Mark DeRosa, Al Leiter, Pedro Martinez, Carlos Pena, Dan Plesac, Bill Ripken, Sam Ryan, John Smoltz and Matt Yallof.

The Phillies have the first overall pick after finishing with the worst record in baseball (63-99) in 2015. It is their second-ever No. 1 pick, and the first since taking University of Miami outfielder Pat Burrell in 1998. The San Diego Padres have five of the first 71 selections, the most picks of any major league team on Thursday.

Thursday is the first of three days of the draft, with selections from the first two rounds, plus Competitive Balance Rounds A & B. Friday will feature Rounds 3-10, with Rounds 11-40 concluding the draft on Saturday.

MLB Draft coverage on Friday and Saturday will be exclusively online at, with commentary and analysis from Mayo and Callis.

Throughout the three days of the draft, every selection will be revealed on Twitter at @MLBDraftTracker.

MLB Draft Thursday schedule

Pre-draft show: 6 p.m. ET

Draft time: 7 p.m.

TV: MLB Network