Build: Tall; lanky frame with skinny hips/shoulders; lacks projection.
Mechanics: 3/4 arm slot; average arm speed; long extension; slight stab; average plane; stands tall on mound; lacks drive and does not use bottom half; doesn't use height to advantage; overall delivery is clean; delivery times 1.45 - 1.55.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (High A, Royals)
30; Org Player
Average command; mild armside run; flattens at the 90-92 velo band; trouble throwing inside to LHH; hitters were consistently barreling offering.
Average command; replicates arm speed; inconsistent with release points; 2/7 offering; mild depth; lacks tight spin; hands in zone but spotted it on the corners for most of the outing; could see improvement with slight refinements in release points.
Average command; firm; replicates arm speed; 84+ velo lacked separation from FB; throwing in 82 mph velo range could allow for slight gains in effectiveness.
Skoglund is an organizational arm that will be able to consistently eat innings. He lacks an above-average offering and an out pitch, but shows average command for his three pitches. Skoglund lacks projection due his skinny frame.
Round Drafted: 3rd Round, 2014
Why: Average command of all pitches; potential for CB/CH to improve enough for a role as a backend SP or middle relief option.