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Jake Skole

Born: 01/17/1992 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 195
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: LF
Football build; thick upper body; noticeably strong; mature/lacks projection.
Evaluator Jason Parks
Report Date 07/25/2013
Dates Seen 07/08/13 - 07/12/13
Affiliate Myrtle Beach Pelicans (High A, Cubs)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2015 Moderate 40 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 35 Poor hitter; struggles against velocity; struggles against off-speed offerings; swing has slow trigger; length; fringe bat speed; small pocket for sweet-spot contact; can hit mistakes from right-handers; chewed up by arm-side pitching; not impact bat.
Power 30 Good strength, but doesn’t generate good bat speed and doesn’t make enough hard contact for power numbers; not going to get easier as he climbs; could run into a few mistakes; batting practice displays don’t indicate much.
Baserunning/Speed 40 Below average times to first (~4.3); limited baserunning looks; runs better in center; good athlete that makes up for lack of plus raw speed with good jumps/first step; should maintain present speed
Glove 55 Can play center field defense; above average glove; good instincts for the position; good reads/routes; defensive versatility (can play all three spots); best tool; can refine more.
Arm 50 Average arm strength; gets good utility out of it; good transfers; good release; can make throws from right field; plays well in center; good accuracy.

Long history with player; never impressed with defensive skill set; walked away from series very impressed with ability to handle up-the-middle spot; lacks ideal speed but has instincts and proper reads/routes so range is solid; only above average tool; played with effort; ran every ball out; heady in the field during the game.

Lacks impact potential; can play all three outfield spots; bat won’t play as regular; lacks bat-to-ball ability; shows some approach; will play in upper minors; glove gives him a chance.

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