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Matt Olson

23-Year-Old First Baseman – Oakland Athletics

2017 Stats

AVG

.259

HR

24

RBI

45

R

33

SB

0

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

A lot was made of the power displays exhibited by Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge, but if you prorate Olson's numbers over a full season, we're looking at something north of 60 homers. Of course, he...

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LEAGUE: Majors   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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Agreed to terms with the Athletics in June of 2012.

February 22, 2018  –  Matt Olson News

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Olson (hamstring) will be in the lineup for Friday's Cactus League contest against the Angels, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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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 79 343 294 56 80 40 16 1 23 60 3 0 45 83 0 3 1 .272 .367 .568 .935
2017 23 MAJ OAK 59 216 189 33 49 26 2 0 24 45 0 0 22 60 0 0 5 .259 .352 .651 1.003
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3-Year Averages     35 121 105 18 25 13 1 0 12 22 0 0 14 32 0 0 2 .238 .339 .590 .929
Career  (View All)     70 244 210 36 51 27 3 0 24 45 0 0 29 64 0 0 5 .243 .348 .600 .948

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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
Oct. 1 @Tex Did not play.
Sep. 30 @Tex Did not play.
Sep. 29 @Tex Did not play.
Sep. 28 @Tex Did not play.
Sep. 27 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 26 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 25 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 24 Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .352 .651 1.003
Sep. 23 Tex 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .357 .661 1.018
Sep. 22 Tex 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .357 .667 1.024
Sep. 20 @Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .359 .659 1.018
Sep. 19 @Det 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .361 .670 1.031
Sep. 18 @Det 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .360 .663 1.023
Sep. 17 @Phi 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .354 .651 1.005
Sep. 16 @Phi 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .356 .642 .998
Sep. 15 @Phi 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .359 .634 .993
Sep. 14 @Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .361 .624 .985
Sep. 13 @Bos 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .273 .364 .636 1.000
Sep. 12 @Bos 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .270 .355 .618 .973
Sep. 10 Hou 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .268 .351 .624 .975
Sep. 9 Hou 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .344 .610 .954
Sep. 9 Hou 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .340 .592 .932
Sep. 8 Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .325 .583 .908
Sep. 6 LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .333 .600 .933
Sep. 5 LAA 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .336 .611 .947
Sep. 4 LAA 5 2 3 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .340 .603 .943
Sep. 3 @Sea 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .331 .554 .885
Sep. 2 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 .237 .323 .525 .848
Sep. 1 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .328 .544 .872
Aug. 30 @LAA 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .339 .564 .903
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 24 5 5 0 0 4 6 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .321 .708 1.029
Last 30 Games 83 18 22 1 0 14 25 10 22 0 0 3 0 2 .265 .365 .783 1.148

Matt Olson: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 43 12 12
2016 4 5 5

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Matt Olson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017468460.196.457.758
201630000.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20171432520390.280.7131.081
2016183000.111.167.527

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017932012230.290.6991.045
201661000.167.167.542

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017961312220.229.604.961
2016152000.067.133.433
Matt Olson vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 343 294 13.1% 24.2% 0.54 72% .298 .296
2017 23 MAJ OAK 216 189 10.2% 27.8% 0.37 68% .238 .392
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3-Year Averages     121 105 11.6% 26.4% 0.44 70% .213 .352
Career     244 210 11.9% 26.2% 0.45 70% .221 .357

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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 349.7 3 30 2 1 2 184 2 36 0 1 2 0
2017 RF 91 -2 23 -2 -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 2 2 0 4
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

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0.37 BB/K
WEAK
10.2% BB Rate
GOOD
27.8% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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1.003 OPS
ELITE
.352 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.259 AVG
WEAK
.238 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.651 SLG
ELITE
.392 ISO
ELITE

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Matt Olson

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

Olson has a Grade 2 hamstring strain and will miss the rest of the season, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

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Olson is undergoing an MRI on his hamstring Monday and will be shut down, possibly for the rest of the regular season, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

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Olson is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Mariners, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Olson went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.

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Olson went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, two walks and two runs during Monday's win over Detroit.

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Olson, who went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Phillies, smacked three homers overall in the three-game weekend series.

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Olson went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Friday against the Phillies.

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Olson went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, a walk and two runs scored Sunday against the Astros.

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Olson went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Saturday's win over Houston in the second game of a doubleheader.

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Olson went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 8-7 extra-inning loss to the Angels.

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Olson went 3-for-5 with three RBI from a solo home run and a game-tying two-run shot in Monday's 11-9 extra-inning loss to the Angels.

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Olson went 2-for-3 with a run-scoring single and a solo home run in Sunday's 10-2 loss to the Mariners.

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Olson went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's 10-8 loss to the Angels.

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2017

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 home runs at High-A Stockton and 17 at each of his two stops since. Throughout his farm work, he's kept an equally attractive 15.2 percent walk rate, but Olson's prospect appeal has slipped as he's advanced closer to the big leagues. The A's have avenues at first base, outfield and designated hitter to test the potential middle-of-the-order stick. Olson turns 23 in March, though, and like many hackers, he has holes in his swing. His strikeout rate has hovered in the 23-24 percent range in his time at Double-A Midland and Triple-A Nashville, and logic doesn't say to expect immediate improvement in the big leagues as he adjusts to top-level pitching.

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.