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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #75: August 14, 2012, 11:54:18 AM »
Skole promoted to Potomac :clap:

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #76: August 16, 2012, 09:50:17 PM »
Not really a surprise but

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Nowhere close to it. RT @cmhall14: @Kevin_Goldstein Matt Skole possibly make your top 101?

Fwiw, he's 1/10 so far since being promoted to Potomac.

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #77: August 25, 2012, 08:10:47 AM »
Skole with 3 hits last night. Now hitting over .300 with Potomac.

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #78: August 25, 2012, 08:27:01 AM »
I hold to my belief that he'll end up our best hitter out of that draft

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #79: August 25, 2012, 09:11:57 AM »
I hold to my belief that he'll end up our best hitter out of that draft

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #80: August 28, 2012, 07:26:21 PM »
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Matt Skole with his 100th of the year. Joins Martinson this year and Tyler Moore (2010) as only 100 RBI men in WAS minor league history

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #81: August 29, 2012, 01:06:45 PM »
I hold to my belief that he'll end up our best hitter out of that draft

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #82: August 30, 2012, 12:20:46 PM »
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Matt Skole named South Atlantic League MVP
By Adam Kilgore

Third baseman Matt Skole was named the Most Valuable Player of the South Atlantic League, another honor for a Nationals’ farm system that has played a crucial role in their success this season.

Skole, who earned a late-season promotion to High-A Potomac, hit .286/.438/.574 with 27 home runs for Class A Hagerstown this season. He has started well at Potomac, hitting .327 with an .876 OPS in 13 games. At 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, Skole has a legitimate major league frame.

The brunt of credit attention Nationals receive for developing players derives from first overall picks Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper. But their depth, so important this season, is more important and more difficult to cultivate. Late-round picks like Steve Lombardozzi and Tyler Moore helped stabilize the major league roster this season.

Skole, taken last year in the fifth round out of Georgia Tech, could be the next in line in a couple seasons. He bats left-handed and fares well against left-handed pitchers. Team officials regard Skole as a confident who loves to play.

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #83: August 30, 2012, 02:03:09 PM »
Well-done, Matt Skole.  Good year at Auburn in 2011 and nice jump to A and A+ this year.  Will be interesting to see how he develops and what position he ends up playing.

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #84: September 10, 2012, 05:22:16 PM »
Added to the AFL roster.

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #85: September 10, 2012, 05:24:51 PM »
Not to be dramatic, but this AFL season is basically his only shot to ever be taken seriously as a prospect.

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #86: September 10, 2012, 05:42:09 PM »
He's only got one shot, do not miss his chance to blow
this opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo!

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #87: September 10, 2012, 10:34:23 PM »
Why is this his one and only chance?  He's done well in A ball - if he does well in AA next year, why wouldn't he be taken seriously as a prospect?

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #88: September 10, 2012, 11:09:07 PM »
Why is this his one and only chance?  He's done well in A ball - if he does well in AA next year, why wouldn't he be taken seriously as a prospect?

He's old. He's strikes out a lot. He can't stick at 3B.

This is his big shot. It doesn't mean he won't be a pro if he fails... but he'll never be a prospect if he does.

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #89: September 11, 2012, 12:00:14 AM »
It sounds like he's doomed already...

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #90: September 11, 2012, 08:04:05 AM »
He's old. He's strikes out a lot. He can't stick at 3B.

This is his big shot. It doesn't mean he won't be a pro if he fails... but he'll never be a prospect if he does.

Who cares if he's a prospect?  It is possible for a player to succeed without Keith law trying to constantly blow them. 

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #91: September 11, 2012, 08:16:07 AM »
No crap? If only I had said it didn't mean he wouldn't be a pro.

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #92: September 11, 2012, 08:47:24 AM »
Putting it positively - a big power show in the AFL will get him on the radar of other teams.  Power is less common in the post roids era.  We would then be in a position to move a Skole / Moore / Morse for other needs and have depth in case of injury.

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #93: September 11, 2012, 09:57:13 AM »
Putting it positively - a big power show in the AFL will get him on the radar of other teams.  Power is less common in the post roids era.  We would then be in a position to move a Skole / Moore / Morse for other needs and have depth in case of injury.

I was thinking the same thing. A good AFL means Skole becomes a legitimate trade-chip instead of a throw-in.

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #94: September 11, 2012, 08:06:18 PM »
Who cares if he's a prospect?  It is possible for a player to succeed without Keith law trying to constantly blow them. 

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #95: September 15, 2012, 02:03:54 PM »
tyler moore

Compared to what Law thinks about Steve Lombardozzi, what he thinks about Tyler Moore is a veritable lovefest.

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #96: October 17, 2012, 02:25:05 PM »
Tearing it up in the AFL right now. If he continues this, they need to move him to first base and put him in Double A. Gotta find out if he can handle breaking stuff.

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #97: October 17, 2012, 02:43:16 PM »
6th best 1b prospect that Mike Newman at FG observed, including film:
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6. Matt Skole, Washington Nationals (3B)

Over the past couple of years, I’ve had the chance to see Skole a handful of times between Georgia Tech and Hagerstown. Early in 2012, I could not help but notice how Skole’s physique had transformed into a true pro body. In game action, he slugged a long home run to centerfield, walked and booted a routine ground ball — a seemingly typical day based on his .291/.426/.559 triple slash line and my familiarity with his defense. As a 5th round pick, the Nationals have a steal in Skole, but don’t mistake his lofty numbers at an advanced age for true impact talent.


He projects him at 1st.

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #98: October 21, 2012, 06:00:55 PM »
Here's some video of Skole provided by Baseball America.

Matt Skole, 1b, Washington Nationals


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3. Matt Skole, 1b, Salt River Rafters (Washington Nationals)

Statistics: .500/.625/.778 (9-for-18), 2 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 6 BB, 5 K, 1-for-1 SB

After leading the South Atlantic League in on-base percentage (.486), slugging (.574) and home runs (27), Skole has continued to rake in the AFL, leading the league in batting average (.500) and slugging percentage (.778). In each of his five games to date, Skole has registered at least one hit and one walk, continuing to show why Sally League managers rated him with the best strike-zone discipline this summer.

At the plate, the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Skole displays a patient approach with good barrel ability and power to all fields, however his swing can be a bit uphill at times. A third baseman for much of the summer, Skole has played exclusively at first base this fall, the position where he will likely end up long-term.


Obvious, the first thing you notice is how low his hands drop on the load. As BA mentions, his swing is "uphill" when his hands drop like that. To me, that's going to be a big problem when he starts to face top shelf velocity. If they can smooth that out, I think they've got something.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/winter-baseball/arizona-fall-league/2012/2614225.html

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #99: October 25, 2012, 05:03:38 PM »
Questioner: Starting to come around on Matt Skole? Has been raking in the AFL...
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Nope. Probably an org player. Poor defender, slow bat.

Not saying that means anything, but Keith Law thinks Skole has a slow bat?