Bagwell to rep Astros at 2010 Draft

Bagwell to rep Astros at 2010 Draft

HOUSTON -- Jeff Bagwell, whose name is all over the Astros' all-time offensive records, is the best power hitter in club history and arguably the best player in team history this side of Craig Biggio. Not bad for a guy who wasn't even drafted by the Astros.

Draft Central

Bagwell, the club's all-time leader in homers and RBIs, will represent the Astros during this year's First-Year Player Draft. Former stars and Hall of Famers from all 30 teams will gather at the MLB Network Studios to open the three-day Draft with the announcement of the first-round selections.

The Astros will have pick No. 8 in the first round.

MLB.com will offer live coverage and analysis of the entire First-Year Player Draft on June 7-9 on MLB.com/Live. The first round and Compensation Round A will be broadcast live from MLB Network's Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J., on MLB.com and MLB Network on Monday, June 7, beginning with the Draft preview show at 5 p.m. CT.

MLB.com Draft expert Jonathan Mayo will join Greg Amsinger, Harold Reynolds, John Hart, Peter Gammons and Baseball America executive editor Jim Callis on Monday's broadcast.

Coverage for Rounds 2-50 will shift exclusively to MLB.com/Live, where Rounds 2-30 will be streamed on Tuesday, beginning at 11 a.m., and Rounds 31-50 will be streamed on Wednesday, starting at 11 a.m.. Host Pete McCarthy will be joined by Mayo and former general manager Jim Duquette.

Bagwell played 15 seasons for the Astros after being traded to Houston from the Boston Red Sox in 1990. He hit 449 home runs and drove in 1,529 runs from 1991-2005 and is the only Astros player to win the National League Most Valuable Player Award (1994).

He was the 1991 NL Rookie of the Year and earned NL Silver Slugger Awards in 1994, 1997 and 1999 and a Gold Glove in 1999. Bagwell is the only Astros player with six consecutive 100-RBI seasons.

Bagwell is in his fourth season as special assistant to the general manager.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.