Author Topic: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B  (Read 20152 times)

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Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #75: October 21, 2012, 06:00:55 PM »
Here's some video of Skole provided by Baseball America.

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.