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Matt Skole

Born: 07/30/1989 (Age: 25)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 220
Primary Position: 3B
Secondary Position: 1B
Bulky and strong build; maxed frame.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 07/20/2015
Dates Seen 5/31/15, 7/17/15, 7/19/15
Affiliate Harrisburg Senators (AA, Nationals)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2016 Low 30 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 30 Average bat speed; hitch; elongated swing; barrel lags through zone; drops shoulder; opens front side; unbalanced; moderate load; slight leg lift; mild spin recognition; moderate approach; struggles when busted inside; opens up on offspeed; too many holes and moving parts in the swing to make consistent contact.
Power 40 Plus raw power; leveraged swing; plays down in-game due to poor hit tool; struggles to make enough contact for power to manifest.
Baserunning/Speed 30 4.30 home to first; lacks agility and a second gear; likely to slow down with age.
Glove 30 Well-below average actions at 3B; poor range; footwork is choppy; lacks the agility and athleticism to play 3B; fringe 1B.
Arm 50 Above-average arm strength; footwork is choppy; arm slot inconsistent; throws inaccurate.

Skole lacks the bat to play consistently in the majors. His swing has displayed noise for consecutive seasons without any improvements. He does not carry defensive value and is better suited for 1B long-term. At best, he can provide some pop off the bench.

Round Drafted: 5th round, 2011 (signed for 161,100)
Why: Chance to hit with plus power at third base.

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