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