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Loretta, Vander Wal to represent at Draft

Loretta, Vander Wal to represent at Draft

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SAN DIEGO -- Former Major League infielder Mark Loretta and outfielder John Vander Wal will serve as San Diego's representatives during the First-Year Player Draft on June 7.

Loretta, who retired in January after a 15-year playing career, is employed by the Padres as a special assistant to the baseball operations staff.

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Loretta played three seasons for the Padres (2002-05) and hit .314 with a .377 on-base percentage.

In 2004, Loretta set career highs in hits (208), doubles (47), home runs (16), RBIs (76), runs scored (108), batting average (.335), slugging percentage (.495) and on-base percentage (.391) in being named the Padres' team MVP for the second consecutive season.

Vander Wal, played for eight teams over a 14-year Major League career, including parts of the 1998-99 seasons with the Padres. He was part of the 1998 team that advanced to the World Series.

Vander Wal currently works as a professional scout for the Padres.

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, also starting at 9 a.m. PT. Host Pete McCarthy will be joined by Mayo and former general manager Jim Duquette.

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

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