Jun 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros President Reid Ryan shakes hands with second-round draft pick Andrew Thurman against the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

2014 MLB Draft, Day 1: Start Time, Live Stream, TV Info and More

Thursday kicks off the annual MLB Draft. While many will argue that baseball’s draft is the least compelling of any of the four major American sports, with even the first round having a high failure rate, the MLB Draft has picked up a rather significant amount of traction in terms of media coverage in recent years. While the entirety of the draft was done via conference call just a few years ago, it’s now developed into a primetime television broadcast on MLB Network, and all 40 rounds are now covered in depth by MLB.com.

This year’s draft should be intriguing for the St. Louis Cardinals, as they’ll have two first day picks: their normal first rounder at pick 27, and a compensatory pick at 34 overall that they were awarded for the offseason loss of right fielder Carlos Beltran to the New York Yankees. The Cardinals seem to like to keep their draft plans under wraps, but it wouldn’t be at all surprising if they targeted more college pitching, seeing as they’ve taken righthander Michael Wacha and lefty Marco Gonzales with their previous two first picks. With the amount of adversity that their pitching staff has continued to face, it would be wise to consider stocking up on mechanically advanced starters who can help offset the lack of depth in the upper minors sooner than later.

You can make sure to stay on top of things by following along on all the MLB media platforms. Also, make sure to stay tuned with Arch Authority and the FanSided network to stay up-to-date with all the developments that take place Thursday.

Date: Thursday, June 5th

Start Time: 7pm ET/6pm CT

TV Channel: MLB Network

Live Stream: MLB.com

First Round Draft Order:

1. Houston Astros

2. Miami Marlins

3. Chicago White Sox

4. Chicago Cubs

5. Minnesota Twins

6. Seattle Mariners

7. Philadelphia Phillies

8. Colorado Rockies

9. Toronto Blue Jays

10. New York Mets

11. Toronto Blue Jays

12. Milwaukee Brewers

13. San Diego Padres

14. San Francisco Giants

15. Los Angeles Angels

16. Arizona Diamondbacks

17. Kansas City Royals

18. Washington Nationals

19. Cincinnati Reds

20. Tampa Bay Rays

21. Cleveland Indians

22. Los Angeles Dodgers

23. Detroit Tigers

24. Pittsburgh Pirates

25. Oakland Athletics

26. Boston Red Sox

27. St. Louis Cardinals

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