McIlvaine, Wilson to represent Twins
Duo also attended First-Year Player Draft last year
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins have long been admired for their ability to draft and develop talent within their farm system. And so it's no surprise that the team's two representatives at next month's 2010 First-Year Player Draft are two men who have played a role in helping to find that talent.
For the second straight year, Joe McIlvaine, who has spent more than 40 years in professional baseball and the past 10 years as a special assistant to the Twins' general manager, will be joined by area scout John Wilson as the team's two representatives at the Draft.McIlvaine is currently in his second stint as a special assistant to the general manager for the Twins. Initially hired for the role in 1998, he rejoined the club in 2000. Prior to being with the Twins, McIlvaine was the general manager for two different teams -- the Padres from 1991-93 and the Mets from '93-97. He has spent time in his career as a scout, a scouting director and an assistant general manager. All of which came after McIlvaine pitched in the Minor Leagues from '69-73. MLB.com will offer live coverage and analysis of the entire First-Year Player Draft on June 7-9 on MLB.com/Live. The first round and Compensation Round A will be broadcast live from MLB Network's Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J., on MLB.com and MLB Network on Monday, June 7, beginning with the Draft preview show at 5 p.m. CT.
MLB.com Draft expert Jonathan Mayo will join Greg Amsinger, Harold Reynolds, John Hart, Peter Gammons and Baseball America executive editor Jim Callis on Monday's broadcast.
Coverage for Rounds 2-50 will shift exclusively to MLB.com/Live, where Rounds 2-30 will be streamed on Tuesday, beginning at 11 a.m., and Rounds 31-50 will be streamed on Wednesday, starting at 11 a.m. Host Pete McCarthy will be joined by Mayo and former general manager Jim Duquette.The Twins have the 21st overall pick in this year's Draft.
Kelly Thesier is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.