Jun 4, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27), shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (3) and teammates high five after they beat the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Miami Marlins defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Fish Take Kolek at No. 2, Down Rays 11-6

The first two rounds of the MLB Draft were hosted yesterday, and the Miami Marlins selected RHP Tyler Kolek with the No. 2 pick in the draft. Kolek, a native of Shepard, Texas, is 6-foot-5, 255 pounds, wields a 100-mph fastball and is only 18 years old.

Miami drafted two more high school athletes in Blake Anderson and Justin Twine. Anderson, a catcher from West Lauderdale HS (Miss.) was drafted with the No. 36 pick. Twine is a shortstop from Fall City HS (Tex.)

In Tampa Bay, the Marlins completed the Citrus Series sweep with an 11-6 thrashing of the Rays. The win moved Miami (32-28) into a tie with the Atlanta Braves (31-27) for first place in the NL East.

Miami begins a three-game series in Chicago this afternoon as they face the Cubs (23-34). Nate Eovaldi takes the hill opposite Jason Hammel. First pitch is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. ET.

Redmond on Kolek: “How do you pass on a guy throwing 100? I’m happy with the pick.” | Miami Herald

Mike Redmond, who had seen video of Kolek before the draft, approves of Miami’s pick.

Marlins select hard-throwing high-schooler with No. 2 pick in draft | Palm Beach Post

Tom D’Angelo of the Palm Beach Post provides a look at Tyler Kolek’s rise from rural Texas farm kid to Miami draftee.

MLB Draft 2014: Miami Marlins select Tyler Kolek with second pick of the draft | Fish Stripes

The guys at Fish Stripes outline the Marlin’s hard-throwing first round draft pick, including a video.

Here on Marlin Maniac:

Marlins Select Tyler Kolek 2nd overall

Check out Millerlepree’s post on Tyler Kolek, offering perspective on the pitcher’s strengths and how Miami should groom the prospect.

Marlins Report Card: Marlins outslug Rays 11-6 for Citrus Series sweep

Here is Travis Honeycutt’s game recap of Miami’s 11-6 victory over the struggling Tampa Bay Rays.

MTV2 Off The Bat: Giancarlo Stanton

Andy Salgado recaps the MTV2: Off the Bat episode featuring a heavy dose of Giancarlo Stanton.

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