• Full name Matthew Thomas Skole
  • Born 07/30/1989 in Woodstock, GA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Georgia Tech
  • Debut 05/28/2018
  • Drafted in the 5th round (157th overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2011 (signed for $161,100).
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    Hulking third baseman Matt Skole nearly made BA's Top 200, but a power slump pushed him off the list. He didn't homer in Atlantic Coast Conference play until the season's penultimate series, against North Carolina. Skole comes from a baseball family, as his grandfather played professionally. His father played at Georgia Southern, while his uncle Tony coaches East Tennessee State, and most famously, his younger brother Jake was a first-round pick of the Rangers in 2010. Matt Skole was one of the few veterans in a young Georgia Tech lineup and was pitched around all season. After hitting 37 home runs his first two seasons, Skole was down to nine in 2011. Still, he has plus raw power from the left side, has trimmed up his body over the last three seasons and has a polished offensive approach, drawing more walks than strikeouts the last two seasons. He's competent at third base but fits better at first base as a pro, which will require more offense. A February charge of driving under the influence hasn't soured scouts on his makeup.

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  • Rated Best Power Hitter in the Washington Nationals in 2014
  • Rated Best Power Hitter in the Washington Nationals in 2013
  • Rated Best Strike-Zone Discipline in the South Atlantic League in 2012

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