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Lindy's: Marlins take powerful righty Kolek No. 2 overall

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  1. Lindy's: Marlins take powerful righty Kolek No. 2 overall
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    The Miami Marlins went with the big arm over the hometown kid with the second overall selection Thursday in the draft.
    The Marlins chose Tyler Kolek, a massive 6-foot-5, 260-pound right-hander from Shepherd (Texas) High School. There was much speculation they would select North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon, a Cuban-American who grew up in Miami and was taken third by the Chicago White Sox.
    Another in a long line of hard throwers from Texas, Kolek’s fastball tops out at 102 mph and sits at 96-98. He also throws a curveball, slider and changeup, though he rarely needed to use those pitches in high school as he was 4-1 with a 0.45 ERA in eight starts this spring, allowing 14 hits in 46 innings while striking 100 and walking just six. ...

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