The Book on Mike OltCHC



Prospect Info and Scouting Report

Mike Olt / 3B, CHC
Born 8/27/1988
Branford, CT, USA
School: U Connecticut
Height 6-2
Weight 210
Bats/Throws R/R
104 | 9/1/2013


RAAAAAAMiLBMLB
14 503 366 361 33

Total professional at-bats: .



A rapidly-maturing slugger who rose to attention in the Rangers system, Mike Olt ('Mike Olt!') is a legit third-base candidate whose defense is already passable, though his first-step could use some improvement. Olt hit .288/.398/.579 with 28 dingers at AA Frisco in 2012, good enough to enter discussions as a 2013 starting possibility in Arlington, despite the lack of any clear position at which for him to play. After a full year of trade rumors, he finally landed in Chicago at 2013's midseadson in the trade that sent Matt Garza to Texas. In the smaller park and with a young team growing up alongside his bat, his career is in a good place.

9/1/2013




Batting Stats
Yr Age Lv Lg Tm G AB R H HR 3B 2B SB CS BB K BA OBP SLG OPS
2012 23 MLB AL Texas TEX 16 33 2 5 0 0 1 1 1 5 13 .152 .250 .182 .432
2013 24 AAA PCL Iowa CHC 39 131 11 22 3 1 3 0 0 20 37 .168 .276 .275 .551
2013 24 AAA PCL Round Rock TEX 65 230 37 49 11 0 15 0 0 35 89 .213 .317 .422 .739
2013 24 AA Texas Frisco TEX 3 12 1 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 .333 .333 .750 1.083
2012 23 AA Texas Frisco TEX 95 354 65 102 28 1 17 4 0 61 101 .288 .398 .579 .977
2011 22 A+ Caro. Myrtle Beach TEX 69 240 39 64 14 0 15 0 1 48 70 .267 .387 .504 .891
2011 22 Rk Arizona Rangers TEX 4 14 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 .214 .267 .429 .695
2010 21 A- NW Spokane TEX 69 263 57 77 9 1 16 6 0 40 77 .293 .390 .464 .854


Fielding Stats
Yr Age Lv Lg Tm   Posn GP Ch PO A E Fld
2012 23 MLB AL Texas TEX   RF 2 4 3 0 1 .985
2012 23 MLB AL Texas TEX   3B 5 9 0 8 1 .952
2012 23 MLB AL Texas TEX   1B 8 53 46 6 1 .994
2013 24 AAA PCL Round Rock TEX   3B 63 168 30 125 13 .923
2013 24 AAA PCL Iowa CHC   3B 38 110 29 71 10 .909
2013 24 AAA PCL Iowa, Round Rock TEX,CHC   3B 101 278 59 196 23 .917
2013 24 AA Texas Frisco TEX   3B 3 6 1 5 0 1.000
2012 23 AA Texas Frisco TEX   1B 13 127 120 7 0 1.000
2012 23 AA Texas Frisco TEX   3B 78 218 46 161 11 .950
2012 23 AA Texas Frisco TEX   RF 3 11 11 0 0 1.000
2011 22 A+ Caro. Myrtle Beach TEX   3B 66 197 43 145 9 .954
2011 22 Rookie Arizona Rangers TEX   3B 4 12 2 8 2 .833
2010 21 A- NW Spokane TEX   3B 64 171 37 124 10 .942

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News and Notes

7/22/2013 by KDaddy



Mike Olt, CJ Edwards and Justin Grimm, along with two players to be named later, have been traded to the Cubs for Matt Garza. The transaction improves the outlook for every player in the deal.

7/14/2013 by KDaddy



While every trade seller talking to Texas asks for Jurickson Profar first, sources inside the Ranger organization are pretty adamant that almost any pitcher offered will return only Mike Olt as a consolation prize. This includes on-the-market arms like Matt Garza and Roy Oswalt. There's really only semi-available pitcher who could command a Profar Price... and that's the one.

12/10/2012 by KDaddy



According to SI.com, the Rangers are dangling Mike Olt, one of the two or three best hitting prospects in baseball, in the hope of prying Cy Young winner RA Dickey from the Mets. Dickey spent the first ten years of his professional career with the Rangers, of course, before being released and becoming a resurgent knuckleballer. (Also, Dickey is 38. Olt is 24. Just saying.)

8/12/2012 by KDaddy



Welcome to the big time. Mike Olt, pinch hitting situationally for Mitch Moreland, drove in the game-winning hit in the Rangers' victory over the Tigers last night. Expect to see Olt substituting for Moreland and other Rangers more often in the weeks to come, and starting against lefthanders. Ron Washington will have a nice problem here, squeezing a lot of quality bats into a nine-man lineup.

8/9/2012 by KDaddy



In a day filled with surprise moves in the AL, the Rangers have decided to join the fun, and have called up top hitting prospect Mike Olt from AA. He's still a bit raw, but his power could give Texas the boost they need to hold off both the rival Angels and surprise Athletics in what has quickly become one of the most interesting divisions in baseball. If he shows success early, it could also make things easier for the team to sever ties with the problematically underperforming Josh Hamilton in the offseason... or even sooner.

2/20/2012 by KDaddy



According to the Dallas News, the Rangers are still committed to testing Mike Olt at first base for at least some of this season. While it's a shame to waste his defense that way, it would definitely get him to MLB sooner, and probably while Adrian Beltre is still manning the other corner in Texas. It could also open up a clear path to third for Villanueva later.

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