Tyler Kolek (born December 15, 1995) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Miami Marlins organization. He was drafted by the Marlins in the first round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.


Kolek attended Shepherd High School in Shepherd, Texas, and played for the school's baseball team. He missed most of his junior season, after breaking his arm in a collision with a baserunner.[1] He signed a letter-of-intent with Texas Christian University in November 2013.[2] Through his first three starts of his senior year, he had not given up a hit and had 35 strikeouts over 15 innings.[3][4]

With a fastball that had been clocked as high as {{rnd/bExpression error: Unexpected < operator.|Expression error: Unexpected < operator.|Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".|Expression error: Unexpected < operator.}} miles per hour (Template:Convert/km/h)Template:Convert/track/abbr/Template:Convert/track/disp/Template:Convert/track/adj/, Kolek was considered to be among the top high school pitching prospects for the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.[5][6][7][8] The Miami Marlins selected Kolek in the first round, second overall, of the draft.[9] He signed on June 16.[10]


His brother, Stephen, also plays for Shepherd's baseball team.[5]


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