Matt Skole
Matt Skole
30-Year-Old DHDH
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the White Sox in November of 2018.
Joins White Sox on minors deal
DHChicago White Sox  
January 21, 2020
Skole signed with the White Sox as a non-roster invitee Tuesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
ANALYSIS
Skole recorded a .208 batting average with seven runs and six RBI in 27 games for the White Sox last season before being released to minor-league free agency in October. The veteran designated hitter will get another chance to impress the coaching staff this spring in an attempt to land a spot on the White Sox roster for the third time.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
8
5
5
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+47%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+2%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .400 10 1 0 1 0 .200 .200 .200
Since 2017vs Right .589 83 8 1 6 0 .219 .301 .288
2019vs Left .500 8 1 0 1 0 .250 .250 .250
2019vs Right .512 72 6 0 5 0 .203 .278 .234
2018vs Left .000 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2018vs Right 1.121 11 2 1 1 0 .333 .455 .667
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+20%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+11%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .512 41 4 0 2 0 .216 .268 .243
Since 2017Away .612 52 5 1 5 0 .217 .308 .304
2019Home .539 39 4 0 2 0 .229 .282 .257
2019Away .485 41 3 0 4 0 .189 .268 .216
2018Home .000 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2018Away 1.121 11 2 1 1 0 .333 .455 .667
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Matt Skole compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.23
 
BB Rate
8.8%
 
K Rate
38.8%
 
BABIP
.357
 
ISO
.028
 
AVG
.208
 
OBP
.275
 
SLG
.236
 
OPS
.511
 
wOBA
.237
 
Exit Velocity
82.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
14.0%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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June 3, 2018
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June 1, 2018
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2014 Nationals Team Preview: Beast Of The East
February 16, 2014
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2013
Tommy John surgery is, for obvious reasons, mostly associated with pitchers, but Skole is providing an example of how it can derail a promising hitting career as well. The first baseman's 2013 season was scuttled due to an elbow injury, and while he managed to play a full schedule last year, Skole didn't look at all like the same hitter he was before he went under the knife. Prior to getting hurt, the left-handed slugger showed flashes of becoming a classic walks, wallops and whiffs first baseman, and Nationals manager Matt Williams even compared him to Jim Thome, but with Ryan Zimmerman now moving across the diamond to preserve his shoulder the club doesn't seem to have room for him any more. Skole was left unprotected heading into the Rule 5 draft but wasn't taken, which means he'll continue to try to recoup value in the Nats' system for now.
Big things were expected from Skole last year, but wrist and elbow injuries cut short his campaign before it could even get started. The Nationals are still searching for a long-term answer at first base though, and Skole's left-handed power-and-patience profile seems like a perfect fit, so if he can put together a strong 2014 season, he'll be right back in the club's plans.
Skole's pro debut went swimmingly, as he had no difficulty carrying over the power stroke and plate discipline he showed in college and wound up being named the Nationals' Minor League Player of the Year. He is probably looking at a move across the diamond at some point, more due to his own defensive limitations than Anthony Rendon's presence in the system, and given that Skole is already 23 he still needs to prove himself against more advanced competition. To his credit, he held his own in the AFL this offseason, and that classic lefty Three True Outcomes profile could take him a long way at first base.
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Needs new club
DHFree Agent  
October 28, 2019
Skole was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Monday in order to be released to minor-league free agency at the end of the World Series.
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Not starting finale
DHChicago White Sox  
Abdomen
September 29, 2019
Skole (abdomen) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Detroit.
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Remains sidelined
DHChicago White Sox  
Abdomen
September 28, 2019
Skole (abdomen) is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers.
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Sitting Game 1
DHChicago White Sox  
Abdomen
September 27, 2019
Skole (abdomen) is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers.
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Leaves Wednesday's game
DHChicago White Sox  
Abdomen
September 25, 2019
Skole exited Wednesday's game against the Indians with right abdominal tightness.
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