Skye Michael Bolt was originally signed by A’s scout Neil Avent…graduated from Holy Innocents Episcopal School (GA) where he played baseball and quarterbacked the football team…played collegiately at North Carolina…earned consensus freshman All-America honors in 2013 and was third-team All-ACC in 2015.
Had one stint with the Giants and three with the A’s and batted a combined .088 with a home run and four RBI in 34 games...Went 1-for-21 (.048) against left-handed pitchers, 4-for-36 (.111) against right-handers...Two of his five hits came with runners in scoring position and he hit .154 with RISP...Started 12 games, all with the A’s…made nine starts in center field, two in right field and one in left field…did not commit an error in 25 games and 50 total chances overall…has not made an error in 29 career games (60 total chances)…does not have an assist...Made seven starts batting ninth, four hitting eighth and one in the seven spot...Also played in 51 games for Triple-A Las Vegas and hit .387 with nine home runs and 29 RBI in 51 games...His batting average, on-base percentage (.492), slugging percentage (.650) and OPS (1.143) were his highest as a minor leaguer although his games played were his fewest...Among Triple-A players with at least 150 plate appearances, he had the best batting average, on-base percentage and OPS and ranked seventh in slugging...Was a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen base attempts...Hit .391 (18-for-46) with a .991 OPS against left-handed pitchers, .385 (45-for-117) with a 1.202 OPS and all nine of his home runs against right-handers...Batted .398 with seven of his nine home runs at home, .373 on the road...Had a .385 batting average with runners in scoring position...Hit .417 in the seventh inning or later...Was 10-for-16 (.625) with three home runs when putting the first pitch in play...Started 36 games in center field, four each in left field and right field, and three at designated hitter…did not commit an error in 48 games (104 total chances) overall in the outfield…had two assists...Hit in every spot in the order except clean-up…batted sixth 14 times and third 13 times...Went 1-for-6 (.167) in two games with Estrellas in the Dominican Winter League following the season.
Hit .222 and walked five times in 11 games during the spring for a .391 on-base percentage… was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on March 7 and added to the A’s 60-man player pool on June 29… was never on the Taxi Squad and did not play in 2020…had left shoulder surgery on Nov. 5 at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles…the surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache.
Made his Triple-A and Major League debut in 2019…went 1-for-10 (.100) with a double, walk and three strikeouts in five games over three stints with Oakland…appeared in three games (one start) in center field and one game (one start) in right field…was also 1-for-3 with a double as a pinch hitter…was recalled for the first time on May 3 and made his debut that night at Pittsburgh…pinch hit in the seventh inning and popped out to first in his first career at-bat…remained in the game in center field and finished the night 0-for-2 with a strikeout…collected his first hit the next day against the Pirates with a pinch-hit double off Keone Kela in the seventh inning… was 1-for-4 in three games when he was optioned back to Las Vegas on May 7…returned on May 24, went 0-for-3 with a walk in his first start in right field on May 26 at Seattle, and was sent back to the Aviators on June 1…was recalled a final time Sept. 26 and went 0-for-3 in a start in center field in the final game of the season at Seattle.
LAS VEGAS: Batted a career-high .269 with 11 home runs and 61 RBI in 89 games in his Triple-A debut with Las Vegas…also had a career-high .350 on-base percentage…was hitting .325 with six home runs and 27 RBI in 22 games at the time of his first promotion to Oakland on May 3…batted .249 with five home runs and 34 RBI in 67 games after that…had a .272 (58-for-213) batting average, 10 of his 11 home runs and 33 of his 37 walks against right-handed pitching compared to .261 (24-for-92) against left-handers…had an .874 OPS against righties, .650 against lefties… hit nine of his 11 home runs with runners on base…batted .323 with runners in scoring position… hit .313 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 15 day games, .261 with seven home runs and 46 RBI in 74 games at night…batted .318 before the All-Star Break, .160 after the break…had a .215 batting average when leading off an inning…started 38 games in right field, 36 in center field, seven in left field and three at designated hitter…committed three errors in 83 games overall in the outfield (.984 fielding percentage) and had four assists…hit in every spot in the order except fourth and saw his most action with 39 games batting seventh…had his first of three four-RBI games April 14 against Fresno (also April 21 at Fresno and June 20 vs. Sacramento)…had 16 RBI over a seven-game stretch from April 14 to 22…was a perfect 4-for-4 with a walk, two doubles and two RBI April 22 at Fresno, giving him a .362 batting average over his first 15 games…then went 5-for-22 (.227) over his next seven contests, but four of the five hits were home runs…homered in three straight games from April 26 to 28…capped the streak with the third two-homer game of his career on April 28 against El Paso…batted .333 with six home runs and 27 RBI in 21 games in the month of April…also had eight doubles and a triple (.692 slugging percentage), and walked nine times (.409 on-base percentage)…was recalled by Oakland the first time on May 3 but was sent back to Las Vegas on May 7…went 0-for-5 with a career-high five strikeouts May 10 against Salt Lake…was hitting .282 in 12 games during his second stint with the Aviators when the A's called again on May 24…was optioned back to Las Vegas on June 1 and hit .242 with five home runs and 31 RBI over his final 55 games at Triple-A…had a season-best seven-game hitting streak from June 13 to 21…went 11-for-32 (.344) with 11 RBI during the streak…batted .329 with 17 RBI in 19 games in June…went 2-for-3 with two doubles in the first game after the All-Star Break on July 11, which put his season average at .322…then went 13-for-91 (.143) over his final 30 contests…was placed on the injured list the first time July 25 with a strained left wrist…was reinstated Aug. 2, went 4-for-14 (.286) with a home run and four RBI in five games, and returned to the IL on Aug. 8 with a concussion…was reinstated Aug. 18 and went 3-for-46 (.065) with seven walks over his final 14 games…hit .130 in 17 games in August…then went 5-for-17 (.294) with four runs, two doubles, three home runs, six RBI and three walks in five postseason games for Las Vegas…played in his final game on Sept. 8 but was recalled by Oakland on Sept. 26 following an injury to Mark Canha.
Began the season at Double-A Midland but also had a 46-game stay with Single-A Stockton from April 23 to June 16…combined with both clubs to hit .260 with 19 home runs and 69 RBI in 124 games…had career-highs in batting, slugging (.474), on-base percentage (.348), games, at bats (454), hits (118), doubles (26), home runs, RBI, extra base hits (52) and walks (58) and matched his best in triples (7) and stolen bases (19)…ranked second in the A's farm system in home runs, third in extra base hits, fourth in walks, fifth in RBI, sixth in runs (69) and slugging, tied for sixth in triples and eighth in stolen bases…was named an A's Organization All-Star by milb.com…was also named to the California League Midseason All-Star Game for the second consecutive season but did not play as he was sent back to Midland before the game…batted .265 (92-for-347) with 17 of his 19 home runs against right-handed pitching compared to .243 (26-for-107) against lefthanders…slugged .507 against righties, .364 against lefties…hit .226 with the bases empty, .299 with runners on…had a .313 batting average in the eighth inning or later…appeared in 95 games in center field, 19 in right field and four in left field…committed five errors in 115 games overall in the outfield for a .983 fielding percentage…had seven assists…also went 7-for-31 (.226) in eight games at designated hitter…hit in every spot in the batting order and saw his most action with 34 games batting third (all at Stockton)…played for Mesa in the Arizona Fall League following the season and hit .247 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 19 games…walked 12 times for a .353 on-base percentage and stole seven bases…tied for the AFL lead in triples (4) and tied for third in extra base hits (10).
MINORS: Started the year with Midland and was hitting .133 in 11 games when he was transferred to Stockton April 23…went 0-for-5 with a season-high four strikeouts April 16 at Tulsa… combined with the Ports and RockHounds to hit .194 in 18 games in April…reached base safely in 25 consecutive games from May 4 to June 1, which tied for the fourth longest reaching base streak in the California League…hit .287 with a .431 on-base percentage during the streak…stole a season-high two bases May 12 at Inland Empire…had a grand slam and a season-high four RBI May 25 at Lancaster…had his lone two-homer game of the season May 30 against Modesto… finished May with a .271 batting average but walked 18 times for a .402 on-base percentage… equaled his season-high with two steals on June 1 at Visalia and matched his season high with four strikeouts two days later against the Rawhide…was hitting .266 with nine home runs, 32 RBI and a .382 on-base percentage in 46 games with Stockton when he was sent back to Midland June 17…batted .279 with 10 home runs and 35 RBI in 67 games during his second stint at Double-A and hit .256 with 10 home runs and 37 RBI in 78 games overall with the RockHounds… went 14-for-46 (.304) over his first 14 games through July 5…then hit .167 over his next 22 contests through July 28…went 0-for-22 over a six-game stretch from July 22 to 28…hit safely in a season-high nine consecutive games from July 29 to Aug. 8 (14-for-35, .400)…scored a run in each of the final eight games of that streak (10 runs total)…was named Texas League Batter-ofthe Week for the week of July 30-Aug. 5 after going 11-for-29 (.379) with nine runs scored, two doubles, one triple, three home runs and 12 RBI in seven games…had his first three-hit game of the season Aug. 1 against Frisco…would have three more three-hit games in August…homered in three consecutive games from Aug. 3-5 and Aug. 24-26…hit .351 with eight home runs and 19 RBI in August, all of which were his best single-month marks of 2018…18 of his 33 hits in the month were for extra bases (nine doubles, one triple) and he slugged .723…walked seven times for a .402 on-base percentage…led the TL in batting, slugging, home runs and extra base hits (18) in August, tied for second in doubles, ranked third in RBI, fourth in hits (33) and fifth in on-base percentage.