Photo: Arkansas

Draft Focus: Chris Oliver

Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
Frankie Piliere        
Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014


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Chris Oliver Perfect Game profile

Position:  RHP
Height:  6-4
Weight:  180
Bats/Throws:  R-R
Birthdate: July 8, 1993
College:  Arkansas
Hometown:  Farmington, Ark.
Previously Drafted:  Orioles '11 (27)
Projected Draft Round:  1S-2

Summer baseball is a very useful scouting tool for evaluating both high school and college players alike. But, keep in mind that it is not by any means the be all and end all. Players change, both for the worse and for the better at this early stage in their careers. Players have breakout summers then slide in the spring. And, then there are players that scouts feel like they have a fully formed evaluation of that turn out to be far better than they realized when the spring rolls around. There’d no greater example of that this spring than Arkansas’s Chris Oliver.


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