Draft day is here! The Oakland A's pick No. 6 overall in the 2016 MLB Draft, which kicks off in just a few hours and lasts through Saturday. Here's everything you need to know to follow along.
The draft is split into three days. Thursday features the first two rounds and a couple of comp rounds in between (a total of 77 picks this year), and it will be televised on MLB Network at 4 p.m. PT this afternoon. Teams are allowed four minutes to make their picks, so the pace is somewhat slow. The A's will pick three times on Thursday, in the first round (No. 6), Competitive Balance Round A (No. 37), and the second round (No. 47).
Friday picks up with Rounds 3-10, bright and early at 9:30 a.m. The pace is a bit faster as there are only one-minute intervals between picks, which makes sense since there are over three times as many picks to get through. This day isn't televised, but you can follow along online.
Things wrap up on Saturday for Rounds 11-40, starting at 9 a.m. The picks come rapid fire one after the other, but even still that's 900 picks and like a dozen of them will ever make MLB. It still sounds more appealing than the last couple games the A's played.
Check out our StoryStream for all the info on the A's recent draft history, their current depth chart, their likely targets in the first round, their budget, and more! Once the teams start picking, you can follow along on SB Nation's Draft Tracker. Here's more info on the top amateur prospects from MLB's site.
2016 MLB Draft schedule
Date: Thursday, June 9
Time: 4 p.m. PT (pre-draft show at 3 p.m.)
TV: MLB Network
Where you left the remote: Fell between the cushions
Online: MLB.com (you could have guessed that)
Date: Friday, June 10
Time: 9:30 a.m. PT
Date: Saturday, June 11
Time: 9 a.m. PT