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2008 Draft class update


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Skipworth seems like he's signed and will be introduced today.

EDIT: Skipworth was officially signed today. Link


The Marlins' second round pick, Brad Hand, has apparently signed as well and will be heading to the Gulf Coast League very soon.

Brad Hand, a lefthanded pitcher from Chaska High School, will take a physical on Monday and then start his professional baseball career with the Florida Marlins' Gulf Coast League rookie team. He is flying to Jupiter, Fla., today.


Hand was taken in the second round (No. 52 overall) in this month's draft. His father, Lon, said the signing bonus will total $760,000.


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The Marlins' third round pick has also signed and will be reporting to Jupiter, presumably with the Gulf Coast League Marlins

All-City left-hander Edgar Olmos of Birmingham has signed with the Florida Marlins. He was a third-round draft choice and received a bonus package of close to $500,000 to turn down a scholarship to Arizona."I'm excited," said Olmos, who will leave Wednesday for Jupiter, Fla.


The 6-foot-4 Olmos is the son of two parents who came to America from Mexico with little education but through hard work and dedication have raised a family.


Olmos was one of the top pitchers in the West Valley League and has the potential for even more progress once he gains additional weight and strength.


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