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Matt Olson

21-Year-Old First Baseman – Oakland Athletics

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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 a...

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LEAGUE: AA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 230   DOB: 3/29/1994   BORN: Atlanta, GA   COLLEGE: None      Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to terms with the Athletics in June of 2012.

August 8, 2015  –  Matt Olson News

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Olson, 21, is batting .343 with one home run, six RBI and one steal in his last 10 games for Double-A Midland.

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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

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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% .341 .238
2012 18 A VER 16 11 18.8% 25% 0.75 64% .333 .272
2013 19 A BEL 558 481 12.9% 26.5% 0.49 69% .274 .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% .319 .189

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Olson, 21, is hitting .239/.413/.511 with six home runs and 17 RBI through 28 games for Double-A Midland.

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Olson, 21, is 6-for-22 (.273) with three home runs and seven RBI through seven games for Double-A Midland.

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Olson was reassigned to minor league camp Sunday, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

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Olson (shoulder) indicates that he has "100% strength" in his shoulder and he is fully participating in spring camp, writes William Boor of MLB.com.

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Olson was removed from the Arizona Fall League prior to the Rising Stars Game last week, OaklandClubhouse.com reports. It's believed that he suffered a shoulder injury at first base after being involved in a collision.

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Olson hit a solo homer in Mesa's 10-7 loss to Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday, MiLB.com reports.

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Olson, 20, is slashing .242/.396/.492 with 17 home runs and 42 RBI through 71 games for High-A Stockton.

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Olson, 20, is batting .233/.375/.465 with 13 home runs and 30 RBI through 54 games for High-A Stockton this season.

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Olson has struggled at the plate for Low-A Beloit this month as he's hitting just .177 with 23 strikeouts in July.

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Olson blasted his seventh home run of the season for Low-A Beloit in the 8th inning of a 3-0 victory over Wisconsin on Wednesday.

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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.