Originally published by DodgerBlue.com
Five-time All-Star and 1982 NL Rookie of the Year Steve Sax will represent the Los Angeles Dodgers at the 2022 MLB Draft on Sunday.
Sax is among the 17 former players who are scheduled to attend the event in L.A. Live, including Rollie Fingers, Fred McGriff, Rick Sutcliffe, Kevin Mitchell, Michael Bourn, Eric Davis, Jermaine Dye, Shawn Green, Steve Kemp, Mike Lieberthal, Mark Loretta, JJ Putz, Reggie Sanders, Bill Stoneman, Nick Swisher and Rickie Weeks.
Former managers Clint Hurdle and Jack McKeon will also be in attendance.
Additionally, nine amateur players are scheduled to attend, including left-handed pitcher Brandon Barriera from American Heritage High School, outfielder Justin Crawford from Bishop Gorman High School, second baseman Termarr Johnson from Mays High School, first baseman Ivan Melendez from the University of Texas, right-handed pitcher Jacob Miller from Liberty Union High School, shortstop Zach Neto from Campbell University, catcher Kevin Parada from Georgia Tech, right-handed pitcher JR Ritchie from Bainbridge High School and outfielder Sterlin Thompson from the University of Florida.
Last season, the Dodgers had Andre Ethier represent them in the Draft. In 2020, Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman represented the club for the virtual draft due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Ron Cey has represented the team at the 2019 and 2017 MLB Drafts and he was joined by Marty Lamb in 2019 and Lon Joyce in 2017. In 2018, the Dodgers were represented by legendary manager Tommy Lasorda and long-time scout Bobby Darwin.
The Dodgers’ first pick in the draft comes in at No. 40 overall, which was a result of the team moving their first-round pick back 10 spots to sign Freddie Freeman.
They also had to surrender their second- and fifth-highest picks to sign the former MVP, which has led to them having a bonus pool total of just $4.2 million, the lowest among all 30 teams.
2022 MLB Draft at L.A. Live and how to watch
The Draft is scheduled for July 17th-19th during All-Star Week with opening night being held in Downtown Los Angeles at Xbox Plaza in L.A. Live at 4 p.m. PT.
The Draft will begin exclusively on MLB Network, ESPN and MLB.com on Sunday. MLB Network will air the first 80 picks on Sunday from Xbox Plaza in L.A. Live in front of Microsoft Theater.
MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger, Scott Braun, Lauren Gardner, Dan O’Dowd, Harold Reynolds, Tennessee head baseball coach Tony Vitello, UCLA head baseball coach John Savage, MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo and Baseball America’s Carlos Collazo will provide pick-by-pick analysis and breakdowns throughout the night. Footage from Club draft rooms, extensive highlight packages, player profiles, and interviews with newly-drafted players and front office personnel will be part of the telecast.
Hall of Famers Trevor Hoffman and Greg Maddux, 2002 World Series-winning manager Mike Scioscia, Georgia Tech head baseball coach Danny Hall, Louisville head baseball coach Dan McDonnell, and TCU head baseball coach Kirk Saarloos will also provide player analysis throughout the Draft.
The Draft will resume at 11:00 a.m. PT on Monday with the first pick in Round 3, and will continue through Round 10 exclusively on MLB.com. Day three of the Draft on Tuesday, July 19th will begin at 11:00 a.m. (PT), featuring picks in rounds 11-20.
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