Joyner, a star for the club from 1986 through 1991 who returned for a final season in 2001, will be a presence, but the man calling the shots from his Angel Stadium office will be Eddie Bane, director of scouting. And he will be a busy man.
The Angels own three first-round picks and two first-round supplemental picks, giving them five of the first 40 overall selections. The first-rounders are Nos. 18, 29 and 30 overall, and their supplemental picks are Nos. 37 and 40.
The windfall of early selections was created by the departures of Chone Figgins and John Lackey to Seattle and Boston, respectively. As Type A free agents, they returned two first-round picks and two supplemental picks.
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 3 p.m. PT.
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 9 a.m PT, and Rounds 31-50 will be streamed on Wednesday, starting at 9 a.m as well. Host Pete McCarthy will be joined by Mayo and former general manager Jim Duquette.
Lyle Spencer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.