20-Year-Old First Baseman – Oakland Athletics
2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
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 ave...
Matt Olson Contract Information:
Agreed to terms with the Athletics in June of 2012.
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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Oakland Athletics Roster
MajorsAbad, Fernando (P)
AAAAnderson, Bryan (C)
AAAlcantara, Raul (P)
A+Barfield, Jeremy (OF)
ACovey, Dylan (P)
RookieBarreto, Franklin (SS)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.