Olson
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.242
HR
23
RBI
58
R
64
SB
2
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy 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 only played 59 games, so Olson would have been hard pressed to keep hitti... read more
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 only played 59 games, so Olson would have been hard pressed to keep hitting a homer every nine plate appearances in a full campaign (Stanton was one per 11.7 PA while Judge was one per 13 PA). Further, Olson's HR/FB was a ridiculous 41.4 percent. There have been only four players in history with a seasonal mark over 35 percent, two of which were Stanton and Judge in 2017. Olson's power earned him the full-time first base spot, enabling the Athletics to deal Ryon Healy. When the dust settles, the lefty-swinging slugger will be another high-power, high-strikeout hitter with a risky batting average. There's a chance he gets exposed versus southpaws over a full season.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: L    Throws: R    HT: 6'5"    WT: 241 lbs.    DOB: 3/29/1994    College: None    Drafted By: OAK In 2012Show Contract
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Matt Olson Contract Info:
Agreed to terms with the Athletics in June of 2012.
Keeps knocking cover off ball
1BOakland Athletics
August 19, 2018
Olson went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and two runs in a win over the Astros on Saturday.
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Vs. Today's Pitcher
Matt Olson Vs Pitcher Stats
  • AB:
    10
  • H:
    2
  • 2B:
    0
  • 3B:
    0
  • HR:
    0
  • RBI:
    0
  • BB:
    0
  • K:
    1
  • SB:
    0
  • CS:
    0
  • HBP:
    0
  • SF:
    0
  • AVG:
    .200
  • OBP:
    .200
  • SLG:
    .200
  • OPS:
    .400
2018 Stat Review for Matt Olson
0.39 BB/K
WEAK
9.8 % BB Rate
GOOD
24.8 % K Rate
POOR
0.779 OPS
AVERAGE
0.327 OBP
WEAK
0.242 AVG
POOR
0.285 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
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First Baseman
  1. 1. MattM. Olson (L)
  2. 2. MarkM. Canha (R)
  3. 3. ChadC. Pinder (R)
Second Baseman
  1. 1. JedJ. Lowrie (S)
  2. 2. ChadC. Pinder (R)
Third Baseman
  1. 1. MattM. Chapman (R)
  2. 2. JedJ. Lowrie (S)
  3. 3. ChadC. Pinder (R)
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  1. Matt Olson 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Matt Olson 2017 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  3. Matt Olson 2016 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  4. Matt Olson 2015 Preseason 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 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.
  5. Matt Olson 2014 Preseason Outlook
    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.
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Keeps knocking cover off ball
1BOakland Athletics
August 19, 2018
Olson went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and two runs in a win over the Astros on Saturday.
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Walks it off against Astros
1BOakland Athletics
August 17, 2018
Olson went 2-for-5 with a walk-off solo home run in a 4-3 extra-inning victory over Houston on Friday.
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Pair of hits in defeat
1BOakland Athletics
August 16, 2018
Olson went 2-for-5 with a double in an extra-innings loss to the Mariners on Wednesday.
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Retreats to bench
1BOakland Athletics
August 14, 2018
Olson is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Mariners, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Pair of hits, RBI in win
1BOakland Athletics
August 13, 2018
Olson went 2-for-5 with an RBI single, a double and a run in a win over the Angels on Sunday.
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