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Third-round pick agrees

As negotiations continue between the Marlins and their first-round pick, Christian Yelich, the organization reportedly has come to terms with another high Draft choice.

Third-rounder, Jacob (J.T.) Realmuto, according to Baseball America, has agreed to a $600,000 signing bonus, which is by far the top deal for any third rounder thus far. The report said the recommended slot number is $309,600 for the No. 104 pick.

The Marlins have yet to confirm a deal was agreed upon.

Getting Realmuto locked up comes after there was speculation that his asking price was too high, and the team was considering not signing him.

If Realmuto didn’t come to terms by Monday’s deadline, the Marlins would have received a compensation third-round choice in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.

Realmuto, a shortstop/catcher, attended Carl Albert High in Midwest City, Okla., where he set a national high school record with 88 hits and 119 RBIs.

The Marlins likely will get a deal done with Yelich by Monday’s deadline. If they don’t, they would receive a compensatory pick (the 23rd overall) in the 2011 Draft. Yelich’s fallback plan is to the attend the University of Miami.

Teams can receive compensatory picks for rounds one-through-three.

— Joe Frisaro


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