Matt Olson Oakland Athletics

Age: 25 (March 29, 1994) | 6' 5" | 230lbs. | Bats: Left 1B-162 PH-5
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
OAK AA 2015 133 466 82 116 105 139 37 0 17 75 5 1 .249 .388 .438 18 24 .311 n/a
OAK AAA 2016 131 464 69 109 71 132 34 1 17 60 1 0 .235 .335 .422 13 25 .289 n/a
OAK AL 2016 11 21 3 2 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .095 .321 .143 25 14 .118 47/6/47 -1 -1
OAK AAA 2017 79 294 56 80 45 83 16 1 23 60 3 0 .272 .367 .568 13 24 .298 n/a
OAK AL 2017 59 189 33 49 22 60 2 0 24 45 0 0 .259 .352 .651 10 28 .238 38/16/46 12 11
OAK AL 2018 162 580 85 143 70 163 33 0 29 84 2 1 .247 .335 .453 11 25 .292 36/21/43 19 19
OAK AL 2019 119 449 70 121 47 126 26 0 35 86 0 0 .269 .354 .561 9 25 .298 31/24/45 24 22
Career 4yrs 351 1239 191 315 146 353 62 0 88 215 2 1 .254 .344 .517 10 25 .283 n/a
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Olson hit four more long balls in the AFL. He does
strike out a lot, but showed patience at the plate drawing 117 BB’s last year. The reports are he is a plus defender at 1B,
so if he is able to produce at AA, he might see time
in Oakland next year.



Keith Cromer Slyke
Dec 7 '14

No. 13 in the Cal League... No. 3 on the A's.

BA tells us stuff you juist don't egt from B-R..

Born: March 29, 1994. B-T: L-R. Ht.: 6-4. Wt.: 236. Drafted: HS—Lilburn, Ga., 2012 (1st round supplemental). Signed by: Matt Ranson.

Background: Olson established a fearsome reputation
when he hit 30 homers over his sophomore and junior years at Parkview
High, earning himself a $1,079,700 bonus as the 47th overall pick in
2012. He has kept right on mashing as a pro, swatting 37 homers at high
Class A Stockton in 2014, which was good for the third-highest total in
the minors. He hit 22 of those homers in the second half.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 7 '14
Looks a lot like Adam Dunn, but slower. Not that that's bad, just limited in value.
mike fenger mike
Oct 8 '14
Considering how desperate teams are these days for power, it's surprising that Olson is only No. 13 on Baseball America's list of the top 20 prospects in the California League.

Though he came in third to Kris Bryant and Joey Gallo in the overall minor league home run race, Olson set the standard for power in the Cal League. His 37 homers were the most by a Cal Leaguer since Chris Carter, also of Stockton, hit 39 in 2008. Olson has all kinds of strength and at his best takes smooth, easy swings...

That's the good. The bad:

.. Scouts saw him get beat by plus fastballs, and the whiffs will be something his teams will just have to live with. Despite the contact issues, he showed signs of becoming a better all-around hitter by hitting .313 in August as he became more willing to take the ball to left field.

In 138 games, he had 134 hits, 117 walks and 137 strikeouts.
Alex Patton Alex
Oct 8 '14
BA's Hitter of the Day:

The 2012 first-rounder had himself a career night on Thursday, going 5-for-6 with a double, two homers (including a walk-off blast), three runs and five RBIs. The Cal League's home run leader came a triple shy of the cycle, which he said his teammates kidded him about afterward.

"A couple of teammates were joking with me about that," he told Milb.com. "The thing is, if you've seen me running around the bases, you know the ball would have to take a couple of hops or kicks around the wall before I'd have a chance at a triple."

His slash stats are an uninspiring -- especially for the California league -- .242/.350/.470 in 251 AB. The K/W (64/58) is better. And somewhere along the line he stole a base.
Alex Patton Alex
Jun 20 '14