Mike Olt Will Dress For the Texas Rangers Tonight

Will you be rooting for the Texas Rangers now that Branford's Mike Olt has made the MLB rank?

An ESPN blog as well as the MLB website are reporting this morning that 's own will be moving up from the Texas Rangers’ Double A team to the major league as of Wednesday night. The report states that Olt will take the place of Brandon Snyder.

Olt, a 2007 graduate of , was drafted by the Texas Rangers in June 2010 from UCONN's baseball program. The university details that he was “a four-year letter winner at Branford High School… led his team to the Class L State Championship in 2006... holds the school hits record with 115... and holds a career batting average of .475..."

MLB.com ranks Olt as the No. 3 prospect in the Rangers' system and reports that he "was hitting .287 with 27 home runs and 81 RBIs in 94 games for Double-A Frisco." The story detials, "He had a .399 on-base percentage and a .575 slugging percentage along with 99 strikeouts in 348 at-bats."

The Texas Rangers report that Olt will be in uniform tonight when the team faces the Angels. 

Nicole Ball August 02, 2012 at 02:14 PM
I hear there is going to be a watch party tonight, location TBD. Where will you be watching Mike?
Nicole Ball August 02, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Mike's brother Brad Olt said via Twitter that he'll be catching the game tonight at the Owenego Inn when it airs at 8:05 p.m ET. Go Mike! Follow Mike on Twitter @Molt2222 or Brad Brad ‏@Olty23
Victor Amatori August 02, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Best wishes to Mike and the entire Olt Family!!! Branford is very proud to call Mike, one of our hometown heros!!! He is living proof how we all can set our sights on a goal, work hard at it and accomplish it!! GO RANGERS!!! From Vic Amatori


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