LOS ANGELES -- With the start of the MLB Draft three days away, members of the Cardinals scouting department joined the baseball operations team back in St. Louis for the start of final Draft prep meetings. Those began on Friday, with new scouting director Chris Correa leading the process of comparing talent and discussing strategy while building the organization's Draft board.
The Cardinals, who have five picks over the first three rounds, including the 23rd overall, will use that Draft board to guide their selections over the three-day amateur Draft.
In addition to making final evaluations on players they've scouted for months -- and in some cases, years -- the Cardinals will get one more glimpse at a few. After holding four regional workouts over the past two weeks, the Cardinals will close their amateur scouting season with a workout at Busch Stadium on Sunday.
Correa estimated that there will be about 25 participants at the invite-only session.
"It's a combination of local kids and also some higher priority players from around the country who, for whatever reason, weren't able to attend one of our other workouts," Correa said. "It will be an opportunity for one last look."
The 2015 Draft will take Monday through Wednesday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB.com and MLB Network on Monday at 5 p.m. CT. Live Draft coverage from MLB Network's Studio 42 begins at 6 p.m., with the top 75 picks being streamed on MLB.com and broadcast on MLB Network. MLB.com's exclusive coverage of Day 2 begins with a live Draft show at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, with exclusive coverage of Day 3 beginning at 12 p.m. on Wednesday.
MLB.com's coverage includes Draft Central, the Top 200 Draft Prospects list and Draft Tracker, a live interactive application that includes a searchable database of over 1,700 Draft-eligible players. Every selection will be tweeted live from @MLBDraftTracker, and you can also keep up to date by following @MLBDraft. And get into the Draft conversation by tagging your tweets with #mlbdraft.
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