21-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, 21, is 6-for-22 (.273) with three home runs and seven RBI through seven games for Double-A Midland.
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Oakland Athletics Roster
MajorsAbad, Fernando (P)
AAAAnderson, Bryan (C)
A+Barreto, Franklin (SS)
ACovey, Dylan (P)
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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.