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Skye Bolt Scouting Report — OF, Oakland Athletics

Prospect: Skye Bolt
Position: Outfielder
Organization: Oakland Athletics
Height/Weight: 6’3”, 190 lbs.
Bats/Throws: S/R
Age/DOB: 24 (January 15, 1994)
Acquired/Hometown: Round 4 (2015), Atlanta, GA (UNC)

April 25-26, 2018 — Stockton Ports (High-A, California League)
Strong, sturdy frame; improved musculature, particularly through upper body and shoulders, compared to my looks at him a year ago with Stockton. Timed 4.30 and 4.34 up the line to first base from the LHH box on two bang-bang plays in my April look, but I don’t think he showed his best run times; dogging it a bit, for whatever reason … Context matters; saw the first few games of his demotion back to High-A after starting 6-for-45 with 17 strikeouts in 11 Double-A games to open the season; demotion less than ideal, but gives him a shot to breathe and reset … In this High-A look, Skye Bolt proved patient, comfortable working deep counts and taking pitches. Didn’t noticeably press at the plate; calm there with good understanding of the strike zone. Good bat speed with plane for contact in the air; didn’t produce a ton in my looks, however … Defensively, struggled early to track balls off the bat and misplayed two balls in center field even with clear above-average foot speed to track fly balls out there; improved noticeably later in the night as the sun went down. Showed off a very, very strong arm; no doubt plus; base runners must honor it … Physical tools have been there in spades for Skye Bolt for a while now; the previously well-regarded Oakland Athletics prospect desperately needs a strong season producing at the plate to really solidify himself as a part of the future; make it-or-break it year here for Bolt; must prove himself now.

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  1. […] Skye Bolt, OF | Nate Mondou, 2B | Melvin Mercedes, INF | Kevin Merrell, SS | Luis Barrera, OF […]

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