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Eric Skoglund

Born: 10/26/1992 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 7" Weight: 215
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
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 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 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 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.

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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