Hoffman to represent Padres at Draft

Hoffman to represent Padres at Draft

Hoffman to represent Padres at Draft
SAN DIEGO -- The Padres will have a familiar face and an iconic figure sitting at their Draft table during the 2011 First-Year Player Draft on June 6.

Trevor Hoffman, the former Padres closer and Major League career saves leader, will phone in each pick in the first round of the Draft to Commissioner Bud Selig, and will announce the three supplemental picks the team has between the first and second rounds.

Hoffman will be on hand for the Draft in Secaucus, N.J.

The Padres have five of the first 58 overall selections.

San Diego has the 10th overall selection, for not signing their first-round pick from a year ago, and then their allocated first-round pick -- the 25th overall selection.

The Padres then have three picks in the compensation round for losing free-agent pitcher Jon Garland (who signed with the Dodgers), catcher Yorvit Torrealba (Rangers) and pitcher Kevin Correia (Pirates).

Those picks are Nos. 48 (Garland), 54 (Torrealba) and 58 (Correia).

As for Hoffman -- who announced his retirement at PETCO Park in January, finishing his 18-year career with 601 saves -- he currently works in the Padres' front office as a special assistant.

Hoffman, who played the last two seasons with the Brewers after 16 seasons in San Diego, earned 552 of his 601 saves while with the Padres.

Live coverage of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft begins with a one-hour preview show on Monday, June 6, at 6 p.m. ET on MLB.com and MLB Network, followed by the first round and supplemental compensation round.

MLB.com will provide exclusive coverage of Days 2 and 3, featuring a live pick-by-pick stream, expert commentary and Draft Tracker, a live interactive application that includes a searchable database of every Draft-eligible player. You can also keep up to date at Draft Central and by following @MLBDraft on Twitter. And get into the Draft conversation by tagging  your tweets with #mlbdraft.