MLB Draft 2016: TV schedule, format, Connecticut prospects

(Photo courtesy: UConn Athletics/Steven Slade)

(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 MLB.com, or on Twitter @MLBDraftTracker.

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