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Marlins, hard-throwing Kolek agree on deal

Marlins, hard-throwing Kolek agree on deal

MIAMI -- Tyler Kolek, armed with a 100-mph fastball, is ready to bring the heat to South Florida.

The Marlins have reached an agreement with the No. 2 overall pick from this year's First-Year Player Draft. According to MLB.com's Jim Callis, the hard-throwing 18-year-old will receive a below-slot bonus of $6 million.

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The slot value for the pick was $6,821,800.

Miami has aggressively pursued its picks from each of the first 10 rounds.

With Kolek, negotiations advanced quickly. The deal was basically in place a few days ago, but it has been pending completion of physicals.

The Marlins have not officially announced the signing.

Miami has also come to a deal with catcher Blake Anderson, the 36th overall pick. His deal is for $1.17 million.

Shortstop Justin Twine, the 43rd overall pick, was taken in the second round, and he will receive a bonus of $1.316 million. Second baseman Brian Anderson, a third-round selection, is signing for $600,000.

Kolek is Miami's prize pick.

Raised on a 10,000-acre ranch in Shepherd, Texas, Kolek has a fastball that has been clocked as high as 102 mph, the highest reading ever by a high school player.

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter Less