MLB Draft 2016: TV schedule, format, Connecticut prospects

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(WTNH)–The 2016 MLB Draft begins on Thursday, with the first and second rounds being televised by MLB Network, starting at 7 p.m.

One of those first 77 picks could be UConn star pitcher Anthony Kay, who helped guide the Huskies to an American Athletic Conference title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.

Several other players with Connecticut connections could be taken, according to Baseball America.

Quinnipiac pitcher Thomas Jankins, who was All-MAAC this season, is the second-ranked prospect in the state, and could be taken as early as the fourth or fifth round.

Matt Cleveland, a right-handed pitcher from Windsor High School, could go in the eighth or ninth round, and Amity first baseman Chris Winkel is being projected as a 10th or 11th-rounder.

Check out Baseball America’s complete list of Connecticut prospects here.

MLB Draft Schedule:

Thursday: First and Second Round (MLB Network, 7 p.m.)

Friday: Rounds 3-10

Saturday: Rounds 11-40

You can also follow ever pick online on, or on Twitter @MLBDraftTracker. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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