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2015 MLB Draft: Updated Wednesday Start Time, Schedule and Live Stream Info

Published by Bleacher Report on Wed, 10 Jun 2015

The 2015 MLB first-year player draft rattled off 10 rounds through two days, but the majority of the selection process remains uncompleted.Wednesday marks the conclusion of the amateur draft on a busy day consisting of 30 rounds. The final day contains no pageantry, and no names will get dissected for days among fans and pundits alike.Yet teams have unearthed a cavalcade of stars during the later rounds. Five years ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers snagged Joc Pederson in Round 11, so don't assume these picks mean nothing.After the first round, the only household names are those shared with a former player. As is the case every year, some offspring of notable MLB legends earned the chance to carry over the family legacy. One in particular rounds out Tuesday's most notable picks.Schedule for Day 3: Wednesday, June 10Rounds: 11-40Start Time: Noon ETLive Stream: MLB.comNotable Day 2 Picks78. Michael Matuella, RHP, DukeThe draft's No. 28 overall player according to MLB.com's rankings, Mike Matuella fell to the second day. He didn't, however, need to wait long to hear his name called on Tuesday.Three picks into the third round, the Texas Rangers poached the Duke right-handed pitcher, who offered his gratitude on Twitter:After recording a 1.08 ERA through six starts as a junior, Matuella's dominant campaign halted with an arm injury that required Tommy John surgery. If healthy, he could have made a run for the No. 1 choice, according to Baseball America's Ben Badler:Yet injury and signability concerns dumped him to pick No. 78. No strangers to misfortune on the mound, the Rangers have watched ace Yu Darvish undergo two Tommy John surgeries. Derek Holland, who underwent the procedure last year, pitched one inning in April before landing back on the disabled list.Yet Matuella will prove worth the investment if he's as good as he says, via theWashington Post's Barry Svrluga.This year, I was able to put any runners on base or any hitter I was facing totally out of the picture, because I just knew I was better. I knew I had put in the work. I knew it didn't really matter where the runner was or who I was facing, that I was going to do whatever it took to get the guy out. I was just better.95. San Francisco Giants: Jalen Miller, SS,Riverwood International Charter School (Ga.)Pegged No. 35 by Baseball America and No. 41 on MLB.com, Jalen Miller slipped to the No. 95 selection, where the San Francisco Giants found a value for the taking.The Augusta Chronicle's David Lee gave San Francisco a thumbs-up:MLB.com's scouting report compared the 18-year-old Clemson commit to a decorated MLB contributor:He's built like Brandon Phillips was when Phillips was a Georgia prepster drafted in the second round, and Miller should go in the same area this year. He projects as a similar offensive player to Phillips too. Miller has an efficient right-handed swing and though he's not big, he could generate 15-homer power thanks to his strong wrists.Let's just hope Miller develops a better appreciation for on-base percentage than Phillips. Platediscipline can be taught, so it's too early to make any assumptions on the teenager there.After reaching forChris Shaw and Andrew Suarez during their first two picks, the Giants got a bargain with Miller.134. Washington Nationals: Mariano Rivera III, RHP, IonaHours before starting a series against the New York Yankees, the Washington Nationals snagged the son of one of the franchise's most beloved stars. Washington exerted a fourth-round pick on Mariano Rivera III.Yahoo Sports' JeffPassan warns everyone from thinking the Iona righty is coasting on his father's reputation:To be clear, Mariano Rivera Jr. was technically the greatest closer of all time. Mariano Rivera III, drafted by the Yankees during the 29th round last year, vaulted his draft stock with a 2.66 ERA, 113 strikeouts and 27 walks through 85 innings this season.As noted by CSN's Chase Hughes, the Nationals seem to see talent as hereditary:Rated the No. 142 draft prospect by Baseball America, his best path to the majors also lies through the bullpen. That will create a career of unfair comparisons to the best reliever ever, but Rivera III has the goods to make his own dent as a back-end asset.Knowing the Yankees would want to keep the name in New York, Washington made him its first pitcher selected this year. Perhaps it's for the best that he has to wear a different uniform and number, with his dad the last to ever don the No. 42 retired in honor of Jackie Robinson.
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