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Skye Bolt

CF/RF/LF | BrewersMIL
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Skye Bolt
Name: Skye Michael Bolt
Born: Jan 15, 1994 in Woodstock, GA
High School: Holy Innocents' Episcopal HS, Atlanta
College: North Carolina
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 187 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
Drafted in the 4th round (128th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2015 (signed for $650,000)
Armed with a plus name and explosive tools, Bolt has been famous for a few years. Coming out of high school, Bolt was the no. 214 prospect in the BA 500, and the Nationals took a shot at him in the 26th round, but he opted to take his talents to Chapel Hill, where he's patrolled center field for the Tar Heels and developed into a solid pro prospect. Bolt is excellent defender in center field, showing mature reads and routes, and has the plus speed to stay at the position long term. He has a knack for making highlight-reel-worthy catches, with his speed bailing him out when he needs it. Offensively, Bolt is a switch-hitter with pull power from both sides of the plate, a potential above-average tool for him. The big question on Bolt is whether he will ever develop the pitch recognition and timing requisite of Major League hitters. If Bolt can develop even a below-average bat, he could profile as a defense-first center fielder with power to make up for some of his hitting deficiencies, but it appears more likely that he develops into a backup outfielder with intriguing power off the bench.
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