Clint Frazier was wearing an Angels cap during his big day before Thursday's start of the First-Year Player Draft, not by design but because it was "the first hat I could find" that matched his red-and-white-checkered shirt.

The top available high school prospect, an outfielder from Loganville, Ga., sat on top of a red double-decker, an All-Star Game-decorated "David Wright Bus" that toured Manhattan, and he was informed by the guide about the background of landmarks such as Times Square, the Charging Bull of Wall Street and the new Freedom Tower. But for Frazier, the high point of the ride was not the architecture, it was a conversation with a fellow passenger.

"Just sitting next to Billy McKinney the whole time and talking about the Draft and how he handled some of the hype this year and everything he went through -- I think that was probably the highlight," Frazier said. "Just getting a feel for what someone else was going through. It didn't really matter to him where he got drafted, just the opportunity to play professional baseball and go out and play."

The 2013 First-Year Player Draft will take place tonight through Saturday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB.com and MLB Network tonight at 6 p.m. ET. Live Draft coverage from MLB Network's Studio 42 begins at 7 p.m., with the top 73 picks being streamed on MLB.com and broadcast on MLB Network. Rounds 3-10 will be streamed live on MLB.com on Friday, beginning with a preview show at 12:30 p.m., and Rounds 11-40 will be streamed live on MLB.com on Saturday, starting at 1 p.m.