April 19, 2021

Washington Nationals Minor Leaguer Matt Skole Named South Atlantic League MVP

Matt Skole Named South Atlantic League MVP
Led Sally League in Homers, Walks, On-Base and Slugging Percentages

COMMENTS FROM MATT SKOLE

(WOODBRIDGE, VA) – Current Potomac infielder Matt Skole has been named the Most Valuable Player of the South Atlantic League. He still leads the Sallu League in home runs, walks, on-base percentage and slugging percentage.

A 2011 5th Round Pick, Skole played in 101 games for the Suns hitting .286 with 27 home runs and 92 RBI. Despite leaving the league on August 14th with more than three weeks remaining in the season, Skole still paces the circuit in home runs, walks (94), on-base percentage (.438) and slugging (.574). He also stole ten bases without being caught for the Suns.

“I’m very honored that the coaches and the voters felt that I deserved that award,” said Skole. “It’s a very prestigious award and I can’t say enough thanks to Brian Daubach my manager in Hagerstown and Mark Harris the hitting and infield coach who just helped me throughout the season.”

Combined with his time with Potomac, Skole is hitting .291 with 102 RBI which ranks in the top ten in all of MiLB. He is just the third Washington farmhand to ever reach the century mark of runs batted in. Skole also ranks second in MiLB with 97 walks. The 23-year old from Woodstock, GA is in the top 25 of Minor League Baseball in HR, OBP and slugging as well.

The 27 homers for Skole are currently tied for the third most ever for a Washington minor league player. His 102 RBI rank third all-time for a single season behind Jason Martinson this season and Tyler Moore’s 2010 Carolina League MVP season.

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