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Yelich one of 32 draft picks signed by Marlins

The Marlins signed first baseman/outfielder Christian Yelich, the 23rd overall pick in Major League Baseball's 2010 First-Year Player Draft, shortly before the midnight signing deadline Monday night.

Baseball America reported Yelich secured a $1.7 million signing bonus -- a little higher than the estimated slot bonus for the 23rd overall pick which was $1.26 million.

The Marlins signed all but four of their first 30 draft picks. The exceptions were fourth rounder Alvin Toles, an outfielder out of Sandy Creek HS in Fayetteville, Ga.; right-hander Randy LeBlanc (16th rounder) out of Covington High School in Abita Springs, La.; right-hander Blake Treinen (23rd rounder) out of South Dakota State University and catcher Charles Keefer (28th rounder) out of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

Yelich, 18, played for Westlake High School, CA and had committed to the University of Miami. A left-handed hitter and right-handed thrower, Yelich is currently listed at 6-4, 190-pounds.

The Marlins agreed to terms with 32 players draft picks and six free agents. They are listed below in the round they were taken.

1. Christian Yelich, OF, L/L, 6-4, 190, Westlake High, Westlake Village, CA
2. Robert Rasmussen, LHP, L/L, 5-10, 170, UCLA
3. Jacob Realmuto, INF, R/R, 6-1, 190, Carl Albert High, Midwest City, OK
5. Robert Morey, RHP, R/R, 6-1, 185, University of Virginia
6. Joseph Varner, RHP, R/R, 6-4, 200, University of Texas-Arlington
7. Mark Canha, OF, R/R, 6-2, 200, University of Cal-Berkley
8. Alan Oaks, RHP, R/R, 6-3, 200, University of Michigan
9. Austin Brice, RHP, R/R, 6-3, 185, Northwood High, Pittboro, N.C.
10. Aaron Senne, IF, L/L, 6-3, 200, University of Missouri
11. Grant Dayton, LHP, L/L, 6-2, 200, Auburn University
12. James Wooster, OF, L/L, 6-1, 200, Alvin CC, League City, TX
13. Kentrell Dewitt, OF, L/R, 5-11, 185, Southeastern CC, Green Sea, SC
14. Daniel Black, INF, L/R, 6-2, 170, University of Oklahoma
15. Ryan Fisher, OF, L/R, 6-3, 195, UC Irvine
17. Zachary Neal, RHP, R/R, 6-2, 210, University of Oklahoma
18. Corey Goudeau, RHP, R/R, 6-2, 190, Frank Phillips College, Amarillo, TX
19. Dallas Poulk, INF, L/R, 6-0, 175, N.C. State University
20. Alfredo Lopez, INF, R/R, 5-10, 160, Compton CC, Long Beach, CA
21. Kenneth Toves, LHP, L/L, 6-3, 210, University of New Mexico
22. Jeremy Heatley, RHP, R/R, 6-2, 215, University of Arkansas
24. Greggory Glime, C, S/R, 5-11, 210, Baylor University
25. Michael Ojala, RHP, 6-3, 195, Rice University
26. Todd Muecklisch, INF, R/R, 5-10, 175, Lewis-Clark State College, Auburn, WA
27. Brandon Cunniff, RHP, R/R, Cal. St.-San Bernardino
29. Viosergy Ross, INF, L/L, 6-3, 190, Odessa College, Bronx, NY
30 Zack Robertson, LHP, L/L 6-1, 215, University of Iowa
32. Edward Rodriguez, C, R/R, 6-1, 215, University of Oregon
36. Jared Rogers, RHP, R/R, 6-6, 190, Rice University
37. Christopher Squires, RHP, R/R, 6-2, 195, Indiana University
38. Forrest Moore, LHP, L/L, 6-2, 195, Mississippi State
45. Jeremy Weber, RHP, R/R, 6-5, 185, Chaffey College, Montclair, CA
48. James Wright, LHP, L/L, 6-2, 220, Orange Coast College, West Jordan, UT

Undrafted free agents signed
Kevin Cravey, RHP, R/R, 6-1, 180, Texas A&M
Aaron Dudley, C, L/R, 6-2, 205, University of Toledo
John Lambert, LHP, L/L, 6-6, 230, North Carolina State
Brian McConkey, 1B, L/R, 6-2, 210, UC Riverside
Scott Rembisz, RHP, R/R, 6-1, 215, FIU
Steven Stein, RHP, R/R, 6-0, 170, Western Oklahoma State


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Profile on Brody Colvin from MLB Draft TrackerSummary: Colvin is a loose-armed, right-handed pitcher. He has a great frame at 6-foot-4 and just under 200 pndous, and pitches primarily with an 89-93 mph fastball with very good life up in the zone, enough life that he has a little trouble commanding it. His curveball is an upper-70s slurve that's very inconsistent and breaks early out of his hand, making it easier for a good hitter to track. He's got a slight hook in the back of his delivery and drifts off the mound rather than striding hard toward the plate. His arm's path is long, although getting him to separate his hands higher would help. Good projection makes him a top 100 prospect, but the lack of a good second pitch keeps him out of the class of first-round prep arms this year. He's committed to LSU.

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