Marlins second round pick signs

At least part of the Marlins future is getting a head start now.

The organization is in the process of signing some of their 2010 First-Year Player Draft picks. The highest choice to date has now signed — second rounder Rob Rasmussen. The 21-year-old left-hander attended UCLA. He reached agreement on Thursday, making him the sixth player in Florida’s top 10 to sign.

Still unsigned is top pick, left-handed hitting outfielder Christian Yelich.

All Draft picks have until Aug. 16 to sign. If they don’t, by league rule, the team would receive a compensatory pick in the same slot in the 2011 Draft.

Yelich was picked 23rd, and indications are he will eventually sign.

As a fallback plan, Yelich has a scholarship to play baseball at the University of Miami.

— Joe Frisaro

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