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Kyle Skipworth | Catcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Marlins sent C Kyle Skipworth outright to Triple-A New Orleans.
Skipworth was designated for assignment Wednesday but has cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. The 23-year-old hit just .188 with a .639 OPS for Triple-A New Orleans this past season. Fri, Dec 20, 2013 02:29:00 PM

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Marlins designated C Kyle Skipworth for assignment.

Skipworth was a first-round pick of the Marlins, sixth overall, in 2008, but he hasn't panned out as hoped. The 23-year-old hit just .188 with a .639 OPS for Triple-A New Orleans this past season and had only a cup of coffee with the major league club in May. Skipworth was removed from the 40-man roster to make room for the newly signed Casey McGehee.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 06:17:00 PM

Marlins optioned C Kyle Skipworth to Triple-A New Orleans.

Skipworth was called up last week with Austin Kearns on the bereavement list and appeared in four games with the Marlins. He'll continue to serve as Miami's third catcher in the minors.
Sun, May 12, 2013 07:54:00 PM

Marlins recalled C Kyle Skipworth from Triple-A New Orleans.

He'll be with the club for a few days while Austin Kearns is on the bereavement list. Skipworth is unlikely to see much playing time.
Sun, May 5, 2013 11:16:00 AM

Marlins optioned C Kyle Skipworth to Triple-A New Orleans.

Skipworth received just three plate appearances over his week and a half with the club, drawing one walk. He'll be replaced on the roster by Joe Mahoney.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 10:08:00 PM

Marlins recalled C Kyle Skipworth from Triple-A New Orleans.

Skipworth lost out on an Opening Day roster spot after the Marlins signed Miguel Olivo, but Casey Kotchman's injury made his stay in the minors a short one. He'll be the club's third catcher.
Fri, Apr 5, 2013 01:56:00 PM

Marlins optioned C Kyle Skipworth to Triple-A New Orleans.

Skipworth lost his roster spot when the club signed Miguel Olivo. The former first-round pick batted just .160/.313/.240 this spring.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 03:37:00 PM

The Marlins are expected to give prospect Kyle Skipworth an extended look in spring training.

A first-round pick in 2008, Skipworth has an underwhelming .660 OPS over parts of five seasons in the minors, but did hit 21 home runs at Double-A Jacksonville last season. With Jeff Mathis expected to miss at least six weeks due to injury, he could a candidate for the backup job behind Rob Brantly.
Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:04:00 PM

Marlins purchased the contract of C Kyle Skipworth from Double-A Jacksonville.

Skipworth hit just .217 with a .285 on-base percentage in 116 games this season at the Double-A level, but he did manage to slug 21 home runs. The Marlins valued that power enough to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 04:40:00 PM

2008 first-round pick Kyle Skipworth hit his first homer Thursday for low Single-A Greensboro.

Skipworth is repeating the Sally League after hitting .208/.263/.348 in 264 at-bats last year. The sixth overall pick two years ago is still a very raw talent, but his power potential is intriguing. He's opened the year with five extra-base hits in his first 23 at-bats.
Fri, Apr 16, 2010 01:38:00 PM

18-year-old Kyle Skipworth fanned four times Sunday for the Rookie GCL Marlins.

Skipworth, the sixth pick in he 2008 draft, is still looking for his first hit as a pro. He's 0-for-8 with five strikeouts and a walk so far.
Mon, Jun 30, 2008 02:38:00 PM

Marlins signed first-round pick Kyle Skipworth.

Skipworth, who is coming out of high school, is reportedly getting a $2.3 million signing bonus. The left-handed catcher often draws comparisons to Minnesota's Joe Mauer, but he's still very raw and it's quite possible he'll be moved to a new position.
Wed, Jun 25, 2008 12:20:00 PM

Marlins selected catcher Kyle Skipworth with the sixth pick in the draft.

High school catchers in the first round tend to be poor bets, but Skipworth has a terrific bat and could blossom if moved elsewhere. If he remains a catcher, it's less likely that he'll reach his ceiling. He has the tools to stay behind the plate, but he's still quite raw.
Thu, Jun 5, 2008 02:47:00 PM

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3J.T. Realmuto
1B1Garrett Jones
2Jeff Baker
3Justin Bour
2B1Rafael Furcal
2Jordany Valdespin
3Enrique Hernandez
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Casey McGehee
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
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S1Nathan Eovaldi
2Henderson Alvarez
3Tom Koehler
4Jarred Cosart
5Brad Hand
6Brad Penny
7Andrew Heaney
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R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Carter Capps
6Chris Hatcher
7Sam Dyson
8Dan Jennings
9Kevin Gregg
10Anthony DeSclafani