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Offline kirubel94

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Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Topic Start: July 03, 2011, 11:21:28 PM »
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Washington's fifth-round pick in the 2011 Draft out of Georgia Tech... hit 47 home runs in three seasons at GT... full name is Matthew Thomas Skole... Born July 30, 1989 ... son of Michael and Leigh Skole ... father played baseball at Georgia Southern and grandfather, Tom T. Skole, played in the St. Louis Browns organization ... uncle Tony Skole played football and baseball at The Citadel in 1980 ... another uncle, Scott Skole, played football at Troy State in 1978 ... majored in business management at Georgia Tech... Three-year letterwinner for coach Andy Harlin at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School ... captain of the team his senior year ... Led Blessed Trinity to the AAA state championship in 2006 ... School record holder for home runs and RBI in a season and career ... Named the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's 2008 Hitter of the Year ... Fulton County Player of the Year in 2008 and tabbed to the All-Fulton County baseball team in 2007 and 2008... Participated in the Miracle League to benefit disabled children as well as Habitat for Humanity... at Georgia Tech, was 2010 First Team All-ACC Selection ... Named First Team Freshman All-America in 2009 by Collegiate Baseball... became the 12th player in Georgia Tech history to hit 20 home runs in a season in 2010.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=605474


He is a big kid At 6"4 230LB's who plays 3B but many think he can slide over to 1B, since he's blocked by Zimmerman and possibly Rendon.

He has been tearing it up so far in Single-A Auburn. Hitting .313/.371/.422 in 16 Games in auburn with 5 Doubles, and 1 Triple.(14 Game Hit-Streak).

I think we found a real steal in this guy, he could rise fast in our system.

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Re: The Matthew Skole Watch.
« Reply #1: July 04, 2011, 01:42:48 AM »
I think we got a steal too. I would'nt be surprised if his DUI was the reason he fell to the 5th round. He should've been a 3rd round pick.

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Re: The Matthew Skole Watch.
« Reply #2: July 04, 2011, 01:46:01 AM »
I think we got a steal too. I would'nt be surprised if his DUI was the reason he fell to the 5th round. He should've been a 3rd round pick.
He was rated the second best 3 baseman next to Rendon mostly through draft process.

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Re: The Matthew Skole Watch.
« Reply #3: July 04, 2011, 06:51:52 AM »
I think we got a steal too. I would'nt be surprised if his DUI was the reason he fell to the 5th round. He should've been a 3rd round pick.

He's a dumbcrap for the DUI but he's also a kid - playing in the Miracle League is likely more reflective of him as a man. I think it's one of the greatest charities around. I like his chances and it seems he can really hit.

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Re: The Matthew Skole Watch.
« Reply #4: July 04, 2011, 11:05:34 AM »
He's slugging .422, not .525.

I still like him, just needs to show more pop. 0 HRs in 64 ABs

Offline kirubel94

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Re: The Matthew Skole Watch.
« Reply #5: July 04, 2011, 11:11:46 AM »
He's slugging .422, not .525.

I still like him, just needs to show more pop. 0 HRs in 64 ABs

Not really worried about that , the guy has tons of power. Its just a matter of time before they start showing up.

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Re: The Matthew Skole Watch.
« Reply #6: July 04, 2011, 02:15:09 PM »
Thanks Kirubel for putting this together.  I linked this to our "Follow the Prospects" posts.  I'll pull the link if you don't want it.

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Re: The Matthew Skole Watch.
« Reply #7: July 04, 2011, 07:56:28 PM »
Can the title please be fixed?

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #8: July 04, 2011, 10:29:26 PM »
Skole 2/4 with 2 Doubles, 3 RBIs, and a walk tonight. Batting .324 now

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #9: July 04, 2011, 10:29:52 PM »
Third straight game with two doubles.

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #10: July 04, 2011, 10:36:42 PM »
Also hit-streak extends to 15 games.

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #11: July 10, 2011, 09:00:58 PM »
1-4 With a HR,(second of the year) and a walk so far tonight. His average up to .311 . His HR Was Supposedly 450+ feet.
http://twitter.com/nats_prospects/status/90208563946979328

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Matt Skole connects for 450'+ bomb well over RF wall, but @Doubledays still down, 9-2

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #12: July 21, 2011, 08:39:13 PM »
I have officially hitched my wagon to this horse.  The studliness is flowing.

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #13: July 23, 2011, 06:34:04 PM »
Looks good. Right about the time Morse is hitting free agency, he'll be ready to step up

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #14: July 23, 2011, 06:46:59 PM »
morse v2

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #15: August 01, 2011, 04:12:23 PM »
Skole went 4for6 4RBI today. I guess the kid can hit.

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #16: August 01, 2011, 04:44:22 PM »
I have officially hitched my wagon to this horse.  The studliness is flowing.

You have the best screen name on WNFF.

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #17: October 24, 2011, 02:00:13 PM »
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/top-15-prospects-lists-a-teaser/

Skole misses the Fangraphs top 15 for the system, but gets a write up in the "just missed"  teaser they reelased.

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YEAR IN REVIEW: In short-season ball, Skole had a solid debut by hitting for both average (.290) and gap power (23 doubles in 272 at-bats). He also showed a good eye at the plate with a walk rate of 13.2%. The left-handed hitter will have to improve against southpaws (.581 OPS) if he’s going to continue to play every day. His defense was inconsistent at third base and he needs to improve on his foot work.

Rest of the write up points out how tied his future is to the fate of RZ and Rendon.  The write up suggests a future as either trade bait and/ or conversion to first base.

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #18: April 24, 2012, 07:26:30 PM »
Bump
Hitting .370/.463/.630 with 3 HRs so far this year in Hagerstown. Very nice.
also this:
ScoutingtheSAL: #Nationals Matt Skole looks at least 20 lbs lighter than his #GeorgiaTech days. Might have been a top-3 round pick at this weight.

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #19: April 24, 2012, 07:54:55 PM »
Skole with a HR tonight.  #4

Offline JMUalumni

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #20: April 24, 2012, 08:13:02 PM »
Another hit and RBI for Skole, Hagerstown just killing the Rome Braves right now.

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #21: April 24, 2012, 10:24:30 PM »
Matt Skole 1/2 with a HR, 2 RBIs, and 2 walks tonight.

Now batting .375/.472/.679 on the season. :az: Bump him up to Potomac plz

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #22: April 25, 2012, 12:21:31 PM »
Matt Skole 1/2 with a HR, 2 RBIs, and 2 walks tonight.

Now batting .375/.472/.679 on the season. :az: Bump him up to Potomac plz

Not before I get to see him, Goodwin and Meyer play together in Hagerstown please!  :pray:

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #23: April 25, 2012, 01:31:25 PM »
If he can continue his hot start, a mid-May or early June would seem possible, though the tendency during the Rizzo regime has been midseason promotions.  Not that I would have a problem with that, I'm not a fan of promoting guys based off of a hot streak.  Let's see what his stats are after ~150 PA (currently @ 72).

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Re: Follow The Prospects : Matt Skole 3B
« Reply #24: April 25, 2012, 09:35:45 PM »
1/2, 4 BB, 2 RBI, 4 R tonight so far through seven innings.