Dawson and Perez are long-time Marlins special assistants. A year ago, Dawson also represented the club after Jack McKeon couldn't make it due to medical reasons. Around this time last year, McKeon underwent double bypass heart surgery.
This is a crucial Draft for the Marlins, who possess four of the first 43 picks. Along with having the No. 2 choice, the club also has compensation picks -- 36, 39 and 43.
The four picks will be made on Day 1 of the three-day event.
"Now, the Draft is an event," Dawson said. "It's real drawn out. It's over a course of a few days now. It's a made-for-television-type-thing. It's the evolution of the Draft itself."
The 2014 Draft will take place on June 5-7, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB.com 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 MLB.com and broadcast on MLB Network. MLB.com'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.
MLB.com's coverage includes Draft Central, 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.
"I'll have fun with it," Dawson said. "I think it's good to meet the kids. I will sit there and be curious about what to do next. Who is on the chart? What players who are potentially high picks are still left? I get kind of a kick out of going up there. If the kids are in the audience, I like getting the chance to meet them."
Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter