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Posted: Tuesday April 28, 2009 2:32PM; Updated: Tuesday April 28, 2009 2:32PM

MLB draft moves to prime time

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It will start at 6 p.m. on June 9 and be held at the studios of the MLB Network

There will be 111 picks on Day 1 (the first three rounds and compensation picks)

Rounds 4-30 are scheduled for June 10, with 20 rounds on the following day

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Baseball's amateur draft is shifting to prime time.

The commissioner's office said Tuesday that this year's draft will start at 6 p.m. on June 9 and be held at the studios of the MLB Network in Secaucus, N.J.

There will be 111 picks on the first day, which includes the first three rounds mixed in with two compensation rounds.

Rounds 4-30 are scheduled tentatively for June 10, with the remaining 20 rounds the following day. The last two days will be held by telephone conference call.

The draft was held in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in 2007 and 2008.

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