Wyatt Olds Portland Sea Dogs Pitcher

       
 
Age: 23
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)
   

Photo © Kelly O'Connor
Wyatt Olds Photos by Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciation: -
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 (1/23): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2023): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @wyattolds5
Instagram: @wyattolds

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Slightly undersized with an average frame. Minimal remaining projection. Athletic.

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

Fastball: 93-96 mph. Tops out at 98 mph. Will sit 93-94 after the first inning or two when he is starting. Has shown the ability to miss bats with the pitch. Pitch will show sink sometimes, arm-side run at others. Will also throw a two-seam fastball at 92-93 mph. Command and control need work. Below-average command and control profile. Struggles locating arm-side. 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: 87-89 mph. Clear third pitch that he has not incorporated often. Poor pitch at present. Has thrown early in counts in what seems to be an effort work on the pitch, but he lacks feel for the pitch and confidence. Will throw also with two strikes on occasion. Well below-average potential.
  Career Notes: Was a top high school prospect in Oklahoma in 2018. Big-12 All-Freshman Team in 2019. Started 2021 in the Oklahoma rotation, but was moved to the bullpen after he struggled. May have changed his pitch mix in 2021 in an attempt to move into a full-time starting role, but Red Sox preferred his 2020 pitch mix—combined with the ability to turn a lineup over he showed at times in 2021—when drafting him. Participated in the Fall Performance Program in 2021.

Summation: Potential up-and-down relief arm. Ceiling of a middle reliever. Command and control need refinement for him to reach his potential. Even though he is being developed as a starter intially, his 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. 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 be developed in the rotation initially to force him to use all of his pitches and work on his fastball command.

Links
Red Sox select Wyatt Olds with seventh-round pick (7.12.2021)
Scouting Report Update (3.4.2022)
 
   
     
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 Greenville Drive SAL A+ Bos 22 4 9 6.01 26 25 0 106.1 106 80 71 9 27 59 130 1.55 11.00 4.99
  2022 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 22 0 0 3.86 1 1 0 4.2 2 2 2 0 1 5 3 1.40 5.79 9.64
  2023 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 23     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  Oklahoma All-State (2018)
Oklahoma All-Conference (2018)
  -  
   

   
     
 
 
 
     
 
Copyright © 2003-2022 SoxProspects, LLC
All Rights Reserved.
email: info@soxprospects.com
SoxProspects.com is not affiliated with the Boston Red Sox,
Worcester Red Sox, Portland Sea Dogs, Greenville Drive,
Salem Red Sox, or Major League Baseball.
.