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Matt Olson

23-Year-Old Outfielder – Oakland Athletics

2017 Stats

AVG

.196

HR

4

RBI

9

R

6

SB

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Regardless of their flaws, young left-handed bats with an enticing power tool can establish their own market. Olson (6-foot-5, 230 pounds) has proven as much in his early professional career, with 37 ...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 228   DOB: 3/29/1994   BORN: Atlanta, GA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By OAK In 2012   Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Olson Contract Information:

Agreed to terms with the Athletics in June of 2012.

July 24, 2017  –  Matt Olson News

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Matt Olson Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2012 18 R PHO 46 197 177 29 50 25 16 1 8 41 0 0 16 46 0 2 2 .282 .345 .520 .865
2012 18 A VER 4 16 11 3 3 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 3 4 0 1 1 .273 .438 .545 .983
2013 19 A BEL 134 558 481 69 108 55 32 0 23 93 4 3 72 148 0 3 2 .225 .326 .435 .761
2014 20 A+ STO 138 634 512 111 134 69 31 1 37 97 2 0 117 137 0 0 5 .262 .404 .543 .947
2015 21 AA MID 133 585 466 82 116 54 37 0 17 75 5 1 105 139 0 8 6 .249 .388 .438 .826
2016 22 AAA NAS 131 540 464 69 109 52 34 1 17 60 1 0 71 132 2 3 0 .235 .335 .422 .757
2016 22 MAJ OAK 11 28 21 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 0 0 0 .095 .321 .143 .464
2017 23 AAA NAS 69 297 252 45 67 35 14 1 20 53 3 0 41 73 0 3 1 .266 .367 .567 .934
2017 23 MAJ OAK 18 60 51 6 10 5 1 0 4 9 0 0 8 22 0 0 1 .196 .317 .451 .768
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3-Year Averages     11 28 21 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 0 0 0 .095 .321 .143 .464
Career  (View All)     29 88 72 9 12 6 2 0 4 9 0 0 15 26 0 0 1 .167 .318 .361 .679

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Matt Olson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 23 @NYM 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .317 .451 .768
Jul. 22 @NYM Did not play.
Jul. 21 @NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .180 .305 .440 .745
Jul. 2 Atl 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .184 .310 .449 .759
Jul. 1 Atl 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .308 .477 .785
Jun. 30 Atl 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .175 .313 .500 .813
Jun. 29 @Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .318 .444 .762
Jun. 28 @Hou 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .156 .325 .469 .794
Jun. 27 @Hou 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .333 .393 .726
Jun. 25 @CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .387 .478 .865
Jun. 24 @CWS 3 2 2 0 0 2 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .407 .550 .957
Jun. 23 @CWS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .118 .286 .176 .462
Jun. 22 Hou 3 1 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .375 .250 .625
Jun. 21 Hou Did not play.
Jun. 11 @TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .182 .000 .182
Jun. 10 @TB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .100 .000 .100
Jun. 10 @TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
Jun. 9 @TB Did not play.
Jun. 5 Tor Did not play.
Jun. 4 Was 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Jun. 3 Was Did not play.
Apr. 26 @LAA Did not play.
Apr. 25 @LAA Did not play.
Apr. 23 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 22 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 21 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 20 Sea Did not play.
Last 7 Games 19 1 5 0 0 1 1 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .300 .421 .721
Last 14 Games 42 5 10 1 0 4 8 6 17 0 0 1 0 0 .238 .347 .548 .895
Last 30 Games 51 6 10 1 0 4 9 8 22 0 0 1 0 0 .196 .317 .451 .768
Matt Olson Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 25 Las Vegas 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .800 1.000
Jul. 19 Iowa 2 3 1 0 0 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .833 2.000 2.833
Jul. 18 Iowa 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .600
Jul. 17 Iowa 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
Jul. 15 Omaha 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .400 .667 1.067
Jul. 14 Omaha 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .750 1.000 1.750
Jul. 13 Omaha 5 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 1.000 1.400
Jul. 9 Memphis 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Jul. 8 Memphis 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jul. 7 Memphis 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jul. 5 ColoSprings 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
Last 7 Days 7 4 2 0 0 2 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 .286 .545 1.143 1.688
Last 14 Days 26 8 9 3 1 3 10 7 5 0 0 0 1 .346 .471 .885 1.356
Last 30 Days 38 9 9 3 1 3 10 8 9 0 0 1 1 .237 .375 .605 .980

Matt Olson: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 5 10 10
2016 4 5 5

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Matt Olson: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 62 2 59

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Matt Olson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201790000.111.111.311
201630000.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017426490.214.524.864
2016183000.111.167.527

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017193140.263.474.865
201661000.167.167.542

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017323350.156.438.708
2016152000.067.133.433
Matt Olson Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2012 18 R PHO 197 177 8.1% 23.4% 0.35 74% .336 .238
2012 18 A VER 16 11 18.8% 25% 0.75 64% .286 .272
2013 19 A BEL 558 481 12.9% 26.5% 0.49 69% .272 .210
2014 20 A+ STO 634 512 18.5% 21.6% 0.85 73% .287 .281
2015 21 AA MID 585 466 17.9% 23.8% 0.76 70% .311 .189
2016 22 AAA NAS 540 464 13.1% 24.4% 0.54 72% .289 .187
2016 22 MAJ OAK 28 21 25% 14.3% 1.75 81% .118 .048
2017 23 AAA NAS 297 252 13.8% 24.6% 0.56 71% .290 .301
2017 23 MAJ OAK 60 51 13.3% 36.7% 0.36 57% .240 .255
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3-Year Averages     28 21 25% 14.3% 1.75 81% .118 .048
Career     88 72 17% 29.5% 0.58 64% .190 .194

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Matt Olson Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2016 1B 20 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 0
2016 RF 37 1 7 0 1 9 0 11 0
2017 1B 22 0 3 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 0 0 0
2017 RF 88 -2 21 -1 -2 36 1 30 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2016 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 RF -1 0 1 0 0 -1 0 1 0 0
2017 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 RF -1 0 -1 0 0 3 1 -1 0 3

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2017 Stat Review for Matt Olson    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.36 BB/K
WEAK
13.3% BB Rate
ELITE
36.7% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.768 OPS
WEAK
.317 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.196 AVG
TERRIBLE
.240 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.451 SLG
AVERAGE
.255 ISO
ELITE

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Matt Olson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Athletics recalled Olson from Triple-A Nashville on Friday.

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Olson was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Monday.

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Olson went 1-for-4 with a ninth-inning solo home run in Friday's 3-1 loss to the Braves, breaking up Mike Foltynewicz's no-hit bid in the process.

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Olson went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and three strikeouts against the Astros on Wednesday.

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Olson went 2-for-4 with two home runs, two walks and four RBI in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

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Olson went 2-for-3 with two RBI from a run-scoring groundout and a double in Thursday's 12-9 loss to the Astros. He also walked twice and scored once.

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The Athletics recalled Olson from Triple-A Nashville on Thursday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Olson was optioned to Triple-A Nashville following Tuesday's game to make room for Wednesday's starter Daniel Gossett, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Olson was recalled by the A's on Saturday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Olson was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Olson moved up to Double-A in 2015 and took a step back from his big 2014, when he had 37 home runs and 111 RBI with a .281 ISO. Olson hit .249 with 17 home runs in his first full season in Double-A and saw his ISO drop to .189. The good news is that his impressive walk rate stayed stable at 17.9 percent even though his strikeout rate did bump up a touch to 23.8 percent (21.6 percent in 2014). Olson is 22, and while he is still a top-five prospect in the organization, his bit of a downturn upon seeing Double-A pitching likely ended any chance of his starting 2016 with the A's. He has a chance to make it up to the majors in the second half of 2016 and could be the A's starting first baseman (or right fielder if Josh Reddick is moved) to begin 2017.

2015

Olson had a monster 2014 in the power department at High-A Stockton, leading all A's minor leaguers with 37 homers and 97 RBI over 512 at-bats. The 20-year-old also had a nice boost in his batting average, hitting .262 (along with a huge .947 OPS) after hitting merely .225 in 2013. In addition, he added a lot of walks to his resume, walking 45 more times than he did in 2013. The A's sent Olson to the Arizona Fall League after the season to give him a look against other top prospects, but his stint there was cut short by a shoulder injury, suffered in a collision at first base. He's expected to be ready for the start of spring training, and Olson will likely begin the season as the starting first baseman in Double-A, with a legitimate chance to join the A's in 2016.

2014

Olson spent the 2013 season at Low-A Beloit and while the power numbers were impressive (23 homers and 93 RBI), Olson struggled to make contact, hitting only .225 and striking out 148 times. The 19-year-old possesses the power upside from the left side of the plate that teams drool over, but he will look to improve upon his contact in High-A in 2014. If he's able to cut back on the whiffs, Olson could make a significant push up the prospect charts as he ascends the Oakland system.