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.
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.
The guys at Fish Stripes outline the Marlin’s hard-throwing first round draft pick, including a video.
Here on Marlin Maniac:
Check out Millerlepree’s post on Tyler Kolek, offering perspective on the pitcher’s strengths and how Miami should groom the prospect.
Here is Travis Honeycutt’s game recap of Miami’s 11-6 victory over the struggling Tampa Bay Rays.
Andy Salgado recaps the MTV2: Off the Bat episode featuring a heavy dose of Giancarlo Stanton.
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