21-Year-Old Pitcher – Miami Marlins
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Tyler Kolek in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Tyler Kolek Contract Information:
Signed with the Marlins in June of 2014.
Kolek got the start Thursday for the GCL Marlins, his first game action since undergoing Tommy John surgery in April 2016.
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Miami Marlins Roster
MajorsAnderson, Brian (3B)
AADean, Austin (OF)
A+Brigham, Jeff (P)
ABird, Corey (OF)
RookieAnderson, Blake (P)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Tyler Kolek.
This is a classic case of projection versus results. The Marlins obviously believed in Kolek’s potential when he was selected with the second overall pick in the 2014 draft, and everyone knows that he throws really, really hard. Unfortunately, he has not shown the ability to consistently do anything else well as a pro. Kolek was expected to be a bit of a project, as perhaps more than any other highly touted pitching prospect, he is known as a thrower, and not a pitcher. However, in dynasty leagues, the lead time and risk associated with waiting on Kolek to figure it out makes him a borderline option in most formats. He had 81 strikeouts and 61 walks in 108.2 innings last season at Low-A and has yet to post an ERA under 4.50 as a pro. Kolek still has size (6-foot-5, 260 pounds), youth (entering his age-20 season), and a big fastball on his side, but there are plenty of pitchers in the lower levels that have much less risk and a similar amount of upside.
The Marlins made the investment in the 6-foot-5 high-school fireballer with the second overall selection of the 2014 draft after he racked up 126 strikeouts with an 0.35 ERA in 60.1 innings as a senior. He struggled in his late-summer introduction to professional ball, giving up 22 hits and 11 earned runs in 22 innings with the Marlins’ rookie league team. He struggled with command in his eight games, walking 13 batters, but also added 18 strikeouts over that span. Kolek can pump it up to triple digits with regularity and adds a 12-to-6 curveball, slider, and changeup to his power arsenal. Kolek is likely headed for Low-A to begin the 2015 season, but figures to rise rapidly through a Miami system that has proven to be aggressive in promoting elite-level young talent in recent seasons.