Garrett among picks close to officially signing

MIAMI — The Marlins on Monday officially announced the signing of Tyler Kolek, the No. 2 overall pick in the June 5 First-Year Player Draft.

Although not officially announced, the club has either agreed or is on the verge of reaching terms with pretty much all of their top 10 round selections.

Included in the list eighth rounder, Stone Garrett, the outfielder from Texas. Garrett is a tremendous athlete with power potential. The Marlins feel they may have a real find with the 227th overall pick. He’s expected to sign for the slot value of $162,400.

Garrett is opting to join the Marlins rather than attend college at Rice.

Other top 10 round choices to agree to terms are fourth rounder, Brian Schales (shortstop), fifth rounder, Casey Soltis (outfielder), sixth rounder Chris Sadberry (left-hander), nine rounder Benjamin Wetzler (lefty) and 10th rounder, Dillon Peters (lefty).

Peters is having Tommy John surgery, and is expected to be ready to pitch sometime in 2015.

Seventh rounder, Anfernee Seymour (shortstop) has been out of town, and is expected to reach agreement when he returns.

Joe Frisaro

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