Edward Olivares

Edward Olivares

28-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Pittsburgh Pirates
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Olivares popped a career-high 12 home runs last season and Statcast's xHR says he should have had 17.4. The gap of 5.4 was the largest in all of baseball. Exactly half of Olivares' home runs came in September, a month during which he posted a blistering 1.047 OPS. That was after he had slumped badly enough to get sent back to the minors in August. It was a two-month stretch which essentially summed up Olivares' career so far, as he's shown flashes of big ability but the consistency and playing time haven't always been there. The Royals punted on him this winter, trading the 28-year-old to the Pirates. Perhaps a fresh start in the Steel City is what the doctor ordered. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year $1.35 million contract with the Pirates in January of 2024.
Headed to Triple-A
OFPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
July 9, 2024
The Pirates optioned Olivares to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.
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Olivares was a regular in right field for the Pirates throughout June, but the 28-year-old has started only one game since Joshua Palacios was brought up to the active roster Thursday. With Palacios emerging as Pittsburgh's preferred option in right field, Olivares will be sent back to Triple-A and will yield his roster spot to Quinn Priester (lat).
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
3
10
4
4
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
13
10
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+19%
OPS vs LHP
2024
 
 
+23%
OPS vs LHP
2023
 
 
+18%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+33%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .811 264 34 11 40 2 .257 .322 .489
Since 2022vs Right .681 491 59 10 34 12 .259 .310 .372
2024vs Left .694 90 11 4 15 0 .215 .289 .405
2024vs Right .566 106 11 1 8 1 .232 .292 .274
2023vs Left .857 124 15 4 18 2 .277 .339 .518
2023vs Right .728 261 32 8 18 9 .256 .307 .421
2022vs Left .905 50 8 3 7 0 .283 .340 .565
2022vs Right .678 124 16 1 8 2 .287 .331 .348
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+12%
OPS at Home
2024
 
 
+24%
OPS at Home
2023
 
 
+5%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+18%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .771 355 47 15 44 6 .268 .315 .455
Since 2022Away .686 400 46 6 30 8 .250 .313 .374
2024Home .695 92 12 3 14 1 .244 .304 .390
2024Away .561 104 10 2 9 0 .207 .279 .283
2023Home .790 187 24 9 21 3 .266 .310 .480
2023Away .749 198 23 3 15 8 .260 .323 .425
2022Home .814 76 11 3 9 2 .300 .342 .471
2022Away .689 98 13 1 6 0 .275 .327 .363
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Stat Review
How does Edward Olivares compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.43
 
BB Rate
8.2%
 
K Rate
18.9%
 
BABIP
.250
 
ISO
.109
 
AVG
.224
 
OBP
.291
 
SLG
.333
 
OPS
.624
 
wOBA
.279
 
Exit Velocity
86.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
23.4%
 
Barrels/PA
4.6%
 
Expected BA
.282
 
Expected SLG
.400
 
Sprint Speed
23.8 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
49.6%
 
Line Drive %
17.7%
 
Fly Ball %
32.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2020
Has the ship sailed for Olivares? He was up and down between Triple-A and the majors so much in 2021 they made a rule to restrict the number of times a player can be optioned in a given season. It appeared he might finally get a long look in 2022, but Olivares was in and out of the lineup before landing on the injured list with a right quadriceps strain. He later strained his left quad, necessitating another trip to the IL. All told, Olivares played in 53 games for the Royals last season, batting a healthy .286 with four homers and two steals across 174 plate appearances. He has legitimate pop and has stolen as many as 35 bases in the minor leagues. Plus, the outfielder is still just entering his age-27 season. That being said, it's difficult to tell where he stands in the organization right now. Both Dayton Moore and Mike Matheny are gone, but that does not necessarily mean Olivares will be turned loose in an everyday role.
Olivares broke camp with the Royals as a reserve outfielder, but playing time is likely to be scarce to begin with. The 26-year-old impressed with a .313/.397/.559 slash line in 66 games with Triple-A Omaha last season. He wasn't able to translate that success to the big leagues, where he hit .238/.291/.406 in 39 games. There's still room for him to grow, but getting a foot in the door for playing time figures to be his biggest challenge. Olivares has a good speed tool, notching at 47 steals in 193 games at the upper levels of the minors -- he'll likely be called upon as a pinch runner regularly in 2022.
Olivares made the jump from Double-A, debuting the first weekend of the 2020 season. While Olivares doubled in his first game and launched his first career home run in early August, he also struck out in 38.9% of his PA in a Padres uniform. The Padres traded Olivares in late August along with a PTBNL in exchange for Trevor Rosenthal -- not a case of San Diego souring on the outfielder as much as it was a straightforward reflection of how MLB front offices view Olivares. He has some power and good speed and is much better at making contact than he showed during his time in San Diego -- indeed his strikeout rate dropped to 16.9% following the trade -- but he's not a big walker and he's not a particularly good defender even with that speed. The Royals are suddenly pushing to compete and playing time is not assured, but Olivares will have every chance to secure a starting job in spring training.
The Padres opted to protect Olivares from the Rule 5 draft in 2018 and he rewarded that optimism by logging a 123 wRC+ with 18 home runs and 35 steals (on 45 attempts) in the Texas League. He turns 24 in March and only had a 23.0 Hard% in 2019, so there is reason for pessimism regarding his ability to hit enough to be an everyday outfielder on a team with San Diego's depth. Olivares is an above-average runner, but improved to just passable in the outfield at Double-A. He has enough arm for right field, so he is versatile enough to handle all three spots, but lacks the instincts to be a huge net positive in the field. This means his bat probably has to be at least league average. He doesn't strike out too much (17.8 K%) and hit line drives at a 25.5% clip while using the whole field. He currently trails Taylor Trammell in the pecking order, but could pass him if he keeps making improvements.
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Moving into short-side platoon role
OFPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
July 8, 2024
Olivares is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Mets.
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Sitting again Saturday
OFPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
July 6, 2024
Olivares is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Mets.
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Idle again Friday
OFPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
July 5, 2024
Olivares is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Mets.
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Out of Pittsburgh lineup
OFPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
July 4, 2024
Olivares is not in the lineup for Thursday's game versus the Cardinals.
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Taking seat Tuesday
OFPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
July 2, 2024
Olivares is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Cardinals.
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