Matthews, Wheeler to represent Phils at Draft

Matthews, Wheeler to represent Phils at Draft

MIAMI -- Two very familiar faces to Phillies fans will represent the organization at the First-Year Player Draft next month.

Former Phillies player and broadcaster Gary Matthews and former Phillies broadcaster Chris Wheeler will attend the event.

Both Matthews, who was the 1983 National League Championship Series MVP, and Wheeler, who broadcast for the organization for 37 years, continue to work with the organization in ambassador roles, despite no longer broadcasting. Comcast SportsNet decided not to bring them back as part of their new broadcasting contract with the Phillies.

The 2014 Draft will take place on June 5-7, beginning with the Draft preview show on and MLB Network on Thursday, June 5, at 6 p.m. ET. Live Draft coverage from MLB Network's Studio 42 begins at 7 p.m., with the top 74 picks being streamed on and broadcast on MLB Network.'s exclusive coverage of the second and third days will begin with a live Draft show at 12:30 p.m. ET on June 6.'s coverage includes Draft Central, the Top 100 Draft Prospects list and Draft Tracker, a live interactive application that includes a searchable database of 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.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.