Edward Olivares

Edward Olivares

26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Kansas City Royals
2023 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Traded to the Royals in August of 2020.
Racks up three hits
OFKansas City Royals
September 29, 2022
Olivares went 3-for-5 in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Tigers.
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Olivares knocked three singles in the contest, but the Royals' lone run was an MJ Melendez leadoff solo shot in the first inning. Since returning from a two-month absence with a quadriceps injury, Olivares has hit .333 with a home run, three RBI, seven runs scored and four doubles across 10 games. The outfielder has seized a near-everyday role to close out the year, playing mainly in the corner outfield spots while fending off challenges from Kyle Isbel and Drew Waters for playing time.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
5
6
6
4
5
2
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
3
3
1
1
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+5%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+33%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+50%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+24%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .684 133 14 5 12 0 .228 .286 .398
Since 2020vs Right .717 249 33 7 25 4 .277 .315 .403
2022vs Left .905 50 8 3 7 0 .283 .340 .565
2022vs Right .678 124 16 1 8 2 .287 .331 .348
2021vs Left .544 48 4 1 4 0 .205 .271 .273
2021vs Right .815 63 10 4 8 2 .263 .306 .509
2020vs Left .562 35 2 1 1 0 .182 .229 .333
2020vs Right .697 62 7 2 9 0 .271 .290 .407
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+13%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+18%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+28%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+57%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .753 157 24 6 22 3 .269 .312 .441
Since 2020Away .669 218 23 6 15 1 .251 .295 .374
2022Home .814 76 11 3 9 2 .300 .342 .471
2022Away .689 98 13 1 6 0 .275 .327 .363
2021Home .600 45 8 1 6 1 .214 .267 .333
2021Away .765 66 6 4 6 1 .254 .308 .458
2020Home .821 36 5 2 7 0 .273 .306 .515
2020Away .524 54 4 1 3 0 .208 .222 .302
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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
0.28
 
BB Rate
5.7%
 
K Rate
20.7%
 
BABIP
.344
 
ISO
.124
 
AVG
.286
 
OBP
.333
 
SLG
.410
 
OPS
.743
 
wOBA
.329
 
Exit Velocity
89.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
32.5%
 
Barrels/PA
4.6%
 
Expected BA
.288
 
Expected SLG
.433
 
Sprint Speed
24.2 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
46.0%
 
Line Drive %
24.6%
 
Fly Ball %
29.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2022
2021
2020
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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Day off Saturday
OFKansas City Royals
September 24, 2022
Olivares isn't starting Saturday against the Mariners.
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Slugs fourth homer
OFKansas City Royals
September 22, 2022
Olivares went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Thursday against the Twins.
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Reclaims everyday role
OFKansas City Royals
September 21, 2022
Olivares will start in right field and bat seventh in Wednesday's game against the Twins, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports.
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Reinstated, starting Saturday
OFKansas City Royals
September 17, 2022
Olivares (quadriceps) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list and is starting Saturday against the Red Sox.
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Starts up rehab assignment
OFKansas City Royals
Quadriceps
August 30, 2022
Olivares (quadriceps) will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Omaha.
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