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Eric Skoglund

Born: 10/26/1992 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 7" Weight: 200
Mechanics
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.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 04/27/2015
Affiliate Wilmington Blue Rocks (High A, Royals)
Dates Seen 4/23/15
OFP 30
Realistic 30; Org Player
MLB ETA N/A
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 50 50 88-91 92 Average command; mild armside run; flattens at the 90-92 velo band; trouble throwing inside to LHH; hitters were consistently barreling offering.
CB 40 45 74-77 77 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.
CH 30 30 82-84 86 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.
Overall

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.

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