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.