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Skye Bolt

Born: 01/15/1994 (Age: 22)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 180
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: RF
Tall, lean frame with wiry strength throughout; Slightly sloped shoulders with strength through the chest tapering to trim waist and long legs; Athletic, agile body with marginal room for added development.
Evaluator James Fisher
Report Date 05/02/2016
Dates Seen 4/9, 4/10, 4/14, 4/26-5/1
Affiliate Beloit Snappers (Low A, Athletics)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2019 High 50 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Mild crouch, slightly open front foot and a stride to get the swing going; Slight hitch that is more of a timing mechanism combined with light bat wrap lengthen the swing; Swing path has improved in consistency from both sides of the plate and simplified approach has led to moderate barrel control combined with average bat speed and mild leverage; Stays balanced through swing and controls his weight shift on breaking balls; Pitch recognition has improved, swing and miss is in zone rather than outside; Will put the ball in play enough to let his speed work.
Power 30 Mild leverage and strength in swing lead to well below-average raw but does show ability to drive the ball out of the park pull-side left handed; In game, swing and approach geared towards line drives and doubles rather than homers; Most homers will be to pull side; 5-8 homers annually in the big leagues.
Baserunning/Speed 60 4.03 from left side, 4.12 from right side at present; Fast, explosive strides; Appears to be gliding across the base paths, especially when going 1st to 3rd. Not afraid to steal a bag showing good instincts on the base paths.
Glove 60 Premium defensive skill set in CF; Plus speed with solid routes and covers both gaps; Arm is a weapon in CF and will play in RF if needed.
Arm 60 Loose arm with long stroke; Ball jumps out of his hand with on-line carry through the bag; Accurate throws from CF, throws to correct base; Likes to show it off.

Bolt is a 22-year-old center fielder drafted in the fourth round of the 2015 draft out of UNC with an athletic frame and mild projection remaining. He is gifted with three plus tools; speed, defense, and arm that he combines to become an above average defensive center fielder. His bat will be the defining factor in his development and has shown the ability to make adjustments at the plate. Will be an everyday regular at the major league level.

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