Skye Michael Bolt (born January 15, 1994) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB).
The A’s selected Bolt in the fourth round of the 2015 MLB draft, and he made his MLB debut with them in 2019. He has also played in MLB for the San Francisco Giants.
Bolt attended Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in Atlanta, Georgia. He played center field for the school’s baseball team, batting .430 in his senior year, and the Washington Nationals selected him in the 26th round of the 2012 MLB draft.
The Athletics selected Bolt in the fourth round, with the 128th overall selection, of the 2015 MLB draft. He made his professional debut in 2015 with the Vermont Lake Monsters, hitting .238/.325/.381/.706 with 4 home runs and 19 RBIs.
On April 5, 2021, Bolt was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco Giants. On April 30, Bolt was designated for assignment by the Giants following the promotion of Zack Littell. Bolt only appeared in 2 games for the Giants, registering a single plate appearance.
On May 5, 2021, Bolt was traded back to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for cash considerations and was assigned to the Triple-A Las Vegas Aviators. On June 1, Bolt was called up by the Athletics.
On June 12, Bolt recorded his first career home run, against Kansas City Royals reliever Wade Davis. With Oakland, he batted .089/.105/.161 in 56 at-bats.
However, his 2021 Triple-A Las Vegas Aviators performance was the polar opposite — crushing a .387/.492/.650 with a minor league career-high 16.1% BB rate and lowered his K rate to 21.6%.
Skye Bolt Contract and Salary
Skye Bolt signed a 1 year / $700,000 contract with the Oakland Athletics, including $700,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $700,000. In 2022, Bolt will earn a base salary of $700,000, while carrying a total salary of $700,000.
Skye Bolt Net Worth
Bolt has an estimated net worth of between $1 million to $3 million.