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Scott Olsen

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 211   DOB: 1/12/1984   BORN: Kalamazoo, MI   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 6th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Scott Olsen Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Rangers in November of 2012.

July 12, 2012  –  Scott Olsen News

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Scott Olsen Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 20 A JUP 25 25 1 136.3 127 45 8 158 53 7 6 0 2.97 1.32
2005 21 AA CAR 14 14 0 80.3 75 35 7 94 27 6 4 0 3.92 1.27
2005 21 MAJ FLA 5 4 0 20.3 21 9 5 21 10 1 1 0 3.98 1.52
2006 22 AAA ALB 1 1 0 6.3 5 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 0.00 1.26
2006 22 MAJ FLA 32 31 0 180.7 160 81 23 166 75 12 10 0 4.04 1.30
2007 23 MAJ FLA 33 33 0 176.7 226 114 29 133 85 10 15 0 5.81 1.76
2008 24 MAJ FLA 34 33 0 201.7 195 94 30 113 69 8 11 0 4.20 1.31
2009 25 A POT 1 1 0 3.0 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2009 25 AAA SYR 3 3 0 12.7 19 8 2 9 6 1 0 0 5.68 1.97
2009 25 MAJ WAS 11 11 0 62.7 83 42 11 42 25 2 4 0 6.03 1.72
2010 26 R GUL 1 2 0 5.0 3 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.80 0.80
2010 26 A POT 1 1 0 5.0 6 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 1.20
2010 26 A HAG 1 1 0 4.0 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 0.50
2010 26 AAA SYR 1 1 0 6.1 8 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.68 1.48
2010 26 MAJ WAS 17 15 0 81.0 93 50 10 53 27 4 8 0 0 0 5.56 1.48
2012 28 R BRI 2 1 0 1.0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 9.00 1.00
2012 28 AAA CHA 2 2 0 4.0 3 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 1.25
Career  (View All)     132 127 0 723.0 778 390 108 528 291 37 49 0 4.85 1.48

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Scott Olsen Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Scott Olsen Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 20 A JUP 25 25 136.3 10.43 3.50 2.98 0.53 78.5% 2.97 2.81 .344
2005 21 AA CAR 14 14 80.3 10.53 3.02 3.48 0.78 70.5% 3.92 3.11 .339
2005 21 MAJ FLA 5 4 20.3 9.30 4.43 2.10 2.21 84.6% 3.98 5.86 .306
2006 22 AAA ALB 1 1 6.3 7.11 4.26 1.67 0.00 100% 0.00 3.04 .280
2006 22 MAJ FLA 32 31 180.7 8.27 3.74 2.21 1.15 1.16 72.6% 4.04 4.30 .285
2007 23 MAJ FLA 33 33 176.7 6.78 4.33 1.56 1.48 0.83 69.9% 5.81 5.32 .350
2008 24 MAJ FLA 34 33 201.7 5.04 3.08 1.64 1.34 0.75 72.6% 87.8 MPH 4.20 5.07 .266
2009 25 A POT 1 1 3.0 12.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.53 .402
2009 25 AAA SYR 3 3 12.7 6.39 4.26 1.50 1.42 73.9% 5.68 5.25 .389
2009 25 MAJ WAS 11 11 62.7 6.03 3.59 1.68 1.58 0.88 68% 88.1 MPH 6.03 5.38 .348
2010 26 R GUL 1 2 5.0 5.40 1.80 3.00 0.00 75% 1.80 2.60 .213
2010 26 A POT 1 1 5.0 7.20 0.00 0.00 1.80 60% 5.40 4.20 .331
2010 26 A HAG 1 1 4.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 2.25 1.95 .216
2010 26 AAA SYR 1 1 6.1 5.90 1.48 4.00 0.00 55.6% 5.68 2.38 .377
2010 26 MAJ WAS 17 15 81.0 5.89 3.00 1.96 1.11 1.39 63.6% 89.6 MPH 5.56 4.57 .321
2012 28 R BRI 2 1 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 9.00 1.20 .355
2012 28 AAA CHA 2 2 4.0 4.50 4.50 1.00 2.25 100% 2.25 6.95 .177
Career     132 127 723.0 6.57 3.62 1.81 1.34 70.7% 4.85 4.93 .307

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Scott Olsen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Olsen's contract with the White Sox did not include an invitation to spring training, the team's official site reports.

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Olsen has signed a minor league deal with the White Sox, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports.

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The Pirates released Olsen on Saturday, Colin Dunlap of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Olsen (hamstring) continues to build up his arm strength, but he doesn't appear close to a return to the Pirates, the team's official site reports.

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The Pirates placed Olsen (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

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Olsen, who has been unable to build arm strength due to a hamstring injury, is expected to begin the year of the disabled list, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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Pirates GM Neal Huntington said Sunday that he doesn't believe there's enough time left in spring training for Olsen to make the starting rotation out of camp.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Scott Olsen.

2011

On the bright side, Olsen actually had a good run going into early May, but then his shoulder became an issue again and wrecked the rest of his year. He's young enough that if he can just get healthy, he might yet turn back into a useful back-of-the-rotation lefty. He'll compete for a spot in the Pittsburgh rotation after signing a two-year deal with the Pirates.

2010

Olsen was a disaster in 2009, and his season ended mercifully early due to what proved to be a labrum tear. He'd been alternating ugly seasons with adequate ones, but he's not guaranteed a rotation spot heading into spring training, so that pattern will likely be snapped. Washington still thinks he has a big league future, but they're decidedly in the minority on that one.

2009

Olsen's 2008 was better than his 2007, but it would have been hard for it to be worse. His control improved but his strikeout numbers have regressed sharply since he entered the majors and the Marlins likely felt no hesitation about trading him to the Nationals. He'll fill a rotation spot for Washington, but with an even worse team behind him it's doubtful he'll turn things around.

2008

While fellow young guns Anibal Sanchez and Josh Johnson were felled by injuries, Olsen's struggles seemed mostly attributable to mental issues like his immaturity and lack of control, issues which spilled off the field in July and led to a DUI and scuffle with police. He's still got a good fastball and nasty slider (so nasty it sometimes gets mistaken for a changeup) but until he learns to harness his emotions it's tough to project a solid major league career for him.

2007

Olsen didn't get the attention that Josh Johnson or Anibal Sanchez did in 2006, but his first full major league season was only a little less impressive. His HR rate spiked compared to his minor league numbers but otherwise his skill set remained firmly intact, especially his excellent strikeout rate, and at 23 he's got plenty of time to refine the command on his fastball-slider arsenal and start reeling off some 200 strikeout campaigns.

2006

Olsen looked surprisingly good in a brief stint in the Marlins rotation during the summer, but his season was cut short by an elbow injury. Assuming he's fully recovered, he stands as good a chance as any of Florida's top pitching prospects of winning a spot in the rotation for good coming out of spring training.

2005

Olsen ripped through the Florida State League in 2004, posting a 158/53 K/BB ratio in 136 1/3 innings. The Marlins could have a revolving door for a fifth starter this season, so if Olsen keeps up the pace at Double-A there's always a chance he could find himself in a big league uni sometime in August.

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