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Draft Focus: Eric Skoglund

Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
Frankie Piliere        
Published: Friday, May 30, 2014

Every weekday leading up to the 2014 MLB Draft, Perfect Game will be providing a scouting profile on a notable draft-eligible prospect.  Stay tuned to Perfect Game and be sure to visit the Draft Page for all of the latest info and reports pertaining to the draft.

Eric Skoglund Perfect Game profile

Position:  LHP
Height:  6-7
Weight:  200
Bats/Throws:  L-L
Birthdate: Oct. 26, 1992
College:  UCF
Hometown:  Sarasota, Fla.
Previously Drafted:  Pirates '11 (16)
Projected Draft Round:  2

As we moved moved along with these draft prospect profiles, we’ve noted more than a few times that these players arrive at their elite status from all different angles. They don’t all follow a typical path, and that’s true of UCF lefthander, Eric Skoglund. Many of the players we’ve profiled made names for themselves playing for Team USA, or in the Cape Cod League, Northwoods League or the NECBL. Skoglund, while a known commodity for some time now, didn’t make his name for himself in any of those places. He quietly performed and developed as a prospect in the Florida League last summer, and has carried that over into this spring, as he pieced together a monster season.

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