Mike Olt is AFL player of the week
November, 7, 2011
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com
Rangers third base prospect Mike Olt was named the Arizona Fall League's player of the week. Here is the release from the AFL:
The 23-year-old Olt hit .571 (8-for-14) last week with 1 double, 2 home runs, 8 RBI, and 5 walks to lead Surprise to a 4–1 week as the 20–7 (.738) Saguaros chase the Arizona Fall League single-season winning percentage record of .705 (31–13), set in 1999 by the Mesa Solar Sox.
Last Friday, Olt registered six RBI against Peoria to equal teammate and fellow third baseman Matt
Dominguez (FLA) for the 2011 league single-game high.
Olt also is the author of three two-homer games. A first-round compensation draft choice (49th
overall) in 2010 out of the University of Connecticut, Olt has been one of the Fall League’s top offensive performers through the season’s first five weeks. He leads the league in home runs (8) and
slugging percentage (.705), shares the lead in RBI (30) with Salt River third baseman Nolan Arenado
(COL), sits tied for third in total bases (55), and is tied for fourth in extra-base hits (12).
The 6–2, 210-pound Branford, CT native hit .267 with 14 home runs and 42 RBI in 69 games for High-A
Myrtle Beach in 2011.