College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the countdown today at number 59 with Georgia Tech junior third baseman Matt Skole. He is a 6’4 218 power hitting left handed hitter. Skole is a Woodstock, Georgia native and attended Blessed Trinity Catholic High School where he picked up three letters. He picked up several awards including being named the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s 2008 Hitter of the Year, Fulton County Player of the Year in 2008, member of the All-Fulton County baseball team in 2007 and 2008, and All-state selection by the Atlanta Dugout Club in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Skole made an immediate impression with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in 2009 as he appeared in all 58 games hitting .302 with 17 homers and driving in 58 runs. He was named a First Team Freshman All-America in 2009 by Collegiate Baseball.
In 2010, Skole ended up playing in 62 games while hitting .335 with 20 homers and 63 RBI. He held a .682 slugging percentage which was the third highest in the conference. Matt was honored as First Team All-ACC for his great season. He spent the summer of 2010 in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Falmouth Commodores. He finished the summer with a .245 batting average with three homers and 21 RBI. Frankie Pilere rated him the 28th best prospect available in the draft. (Link). In the middle of the Cape Cod Baseball League season, he was invited to take part in the TD Ameritrade Homerun Derby at Rosenblatt Stadium. He ended up finishing with third. You can check out some video of his swing below.
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