Jake Skole was a
member of the 2004 East Cobb Astros (GA)
during week 3. In 2010, Jake became the
15th first round pick of Major League
Baseball's amateur draft. He was selected
by the Texas Rangers.
2010 also marked Jake's senior year for
the varsity baseball team at Blessed
Trinity High School (Roswell, GA).
Although an ankle injury limited the final
season of his high school career, Jake was
able to return for 14 games, recording a
.452 BA with six homers and 21 RBIs.
Prior to his final varsity baseball
season, Jake signed football and baseball
scholarships with Georgia Tech (Atlanta,
GA). Jake, who currently holds two
Cooperstown Dreams Park 12 and under
records - "most bunts hit by a player for
singles in one game" (7) and "most
consecutive bunts hit by a player for a
hit" (7), elected to sign with the Texas
Rangers and begin his major league career.
Jake's professional career began in 2010,
playing in the rookie league with the
Arizona League Rangers. After 8 games,
Jake moved over to the Spokane Indians
(Spokane, WA), a class A short season
squad affiliated with the Texas Rangers.
In 65 games, he posted a .286 BA with 51
hits and 27 RBI. Jake currently plays for
the Rangers Class A team the Hickory
Crawdads (Hickory, NC).