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How to watch the first round of the 2021 MLB Draft

Draft day is here!

2020 Major League Baseball Draft Previews Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images

The 2021 MLB Draft will get underway Sunday, July 11 at 7 p.m. ET and will mark the first time that the event has been held during the All-Star break. After holding just a five round draft in 2020, the event will expand to 20 rounds for 2021 and will be spread across three days. Rounds 1 and Competitive Balance A will take place on Sunday. Rounds 2-10 and Competitive Balance B on Monday with rounds 11-20 wrapping things up Tuesday.

The Pittsburgh Pirates hold the first overall pick and will be followed by the Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles. The Atlanta Braves hold the 24th pick in the first round.

We will be tracking every pick here at Talking Chop on all three days of the draft and will have analysis following Atlanta’s selection so make plans to spend the evening with us.

2021 MLB Draft Day 1 Coverage

Date: Sunday, July 11

Time: 7 p.m. ET

Location: Bellco Theater, Denver, Colorado

TV: MLB Network, ESPN