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Jake Skole

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Jake Skole
Name: Jacob Michael Skole
Born: Jan 17, 1992 in Woodstock, Ga. USA
High School: Blessed Trinity HS, Roswell, Ga.
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 1st round (15th overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2010 (signed for $1,557,000)
Skole, the younger brother of Georgia Tech sophomore third baseman Matt, has always been a premium talent, but his football commitment to Georgia Tech depressed his draft stock. Skole, 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, started the spring a bit slowly, due in part to an ankle injury, but the further he got from football, the looser he got and the better he played. Blessed with above-average athleticism, Skole has a good swing with strength, power and explosiveness. He made himself a likely top-two-rounds selection by making hard contact and getting two hits in a late May state playoff game against Kaleb Cowart, the state's top pitcher. He's far from a finished product on the diamond, which shows up most against breaking balls. He swung and missed several times against slow, offspeed stuff in the game following his matchup with Cowart. He's a fringe-average runner who profiles as a corner outfielder. His football scholarship also means teams can go over-slot to sign him and spread the bonus out over five years.
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