Wyatt Olds Salem Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 22
Born: August 5, 1999
Birthplace: McLoud, OK
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 7th round, 2021 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: Oklahoma
High School: McLoud (OK)
   

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First Pro Contract: July 24, 2021 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Lane Decker
Signing Bonus: $236,500
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2024
MLFA Eligible: November 2027
   
Pro Debut: August 17, 2021 (FCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @wyattolds5
Instagram: @wyattolds

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Slightly undersized with an average frame. Minimal remaining projection. Athletic.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Effort in delivery. Pitches exclusively from the stretch. Medium-high leg kick, long arm action. Solid front-side deception. Has had trouble repeating his delivery in the past.

Fastball: 93-96 mph. Tops out at 97 mph. Will sit lower when pitching in a starting role. Has shown the ability to miss bats with the pitch. Pitch will show sink sometimes, arm-side run at others. Command and control need work. Has the tendency to yank the pitch glove-side when his arm gets out ahead of the rest of his delivery. Potential above-average offering.

Slider: 85-88 mph. Hard breaker with tilt. Pitch shows sharp 10-to-4 shape and depth. Has shown the ability when ahead in the count to land it in the zone or bury it down and away from righties or in on the hands of lefties to generate swinging strikes. Will flash plus potential, but needs to improve consistency.
  Changeup: Clear third pitch that he has not incorporated often. Will need to develop the pitch to stick as a starter. Did not throw in three-inning scouted in 2021.

Career Notes: Was selected to the Big-12 All-Freshman Team in 2019 and was a top high school prospect in Oklahoma in 2018. Started 2021 in Sooners' rotation, but was moved to the bullpen after he struggled. May have changed his pitch mix in 2021 in an attempt to move into full-time starting role, but team liked his 2020 pitch mix better when drafting him, combined with his ability to turn a lineup over shown at times in 2021.

Summation: Potential up-and-down relief arm. Ceiling of a middle reliever. Size, delivery and arsenal point to bullpen role long-term. Has a quality fastball/slider combination and could move quickly in a pure bullpen role. Current projection is driven by how far he is from the majors, but if he stays healthy, he has definite major league potential. Needs to improve his changeup and show he can stay healthy over a full season as a starter to be considered in that role. Will likely be developed in the rotation initially to force him to use all of his pitches and refine his fastball command.

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Red Sox select Wyatt Olds with seventh-round pick (7.12.2021)
 
   
     
Pitching Stats
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2019 Oklahoma Big12 NCAA --- 19 0 2 4.23 31 0 0 27.2 27 13 13 1 1 20 37 1.70 12.04 6.51
  2020 Oklahoma Big12 NCAA --- 20 4 0 1.89 5 2 0 19 14 4 4 0 0 8 29 1.16 13.74 3.79
  2021 Oklahoma Big12 NCAA --- 21 4 6 5.40 17 11 1 70.0 63 50 42 12 0 35 90 1.40 11.57 4.50
  2021 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 21 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.00 9.00 9.00
  2021 Salem Red Sox LAE A Bos 21 0 0 2.45 5 3 0 11.0 11 3 3 0 2 6 20 1.66 16.40 4.90
   
     
    2022 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2022 TBD --- --- Bos 22     stats                            
   
     
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  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  Oklahoma All-State (2018)
Oklahoma All-Conference (2018)
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