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 41 148 22 35 18 45 9 0 11 23 0 0 .236 .331 .520 11 27 .261 29/20/51 6 5
Career 4yrs 273 938 143 229 117 272 45 0 64 152 2 1 .244 .337 .497 11 25 .273 n/a
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I'm working on Big Prices for the Guide. Today I have Matt Olson with a price of $19. What do you think?
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Nov 17 '18

Homered on a 3-2 pitch from Sipp, whose job most likely was to face the first batter in the bottom of the tenth, to bring the A's to within a game of the Astros.

An appreciative crowd of 23,000 watched. 

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 18 '18

ZiPS puts Mo Vaughn as his #1 Comp.  At least on Fangraphs, only one comp is shown.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Mar 13 '18

The PECOTA comps drive me crazy. I mean, how many players are between A.J. Reed and Goldschmidt? 600?

Gene McCaffrey GeneM
Mar 13 '18

We think we're bold, showing Rotoman's projections for last year as well as this year. BP's PECOTA is even bolder, projecting this year and next year.

Olson's going to hit 31 homers this year, 29 next year.

But his WARP will go up a tick, from 2.1 to 2.2. So maybe PECOTA is predicting the old baseball will be brought back?

I hope it's right.

The comps for Olson are A.J. Reed, Rhys Hoskins and Paul Goldschmidt.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 12 '18

He's obviously not September 2017 good, because nobody is.  But is he .250/30/80 good?  I think so.  And we'll likely keep him at $15.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Feb 4 '18

Two pans in the Guide.  Meanwhile Bill James put him in his Top-10 Firstbasemen right now on MLB Network, even though his short season doesn't qualify him for the Shredder rankings.  Bill James said, he's going to hit 40 HR this year.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 4 '18

As we scrapped and scrounged to hang on last September, his daily homer (and it WAS daily for a while) was everything for us.  He missed the last week with a hammie, and we were out of FAAB money (so no subs), and I shrugged and said, "It's not like he owes us anything."

Mike Dean TMU2009
Jan 8 '18

So (Soler thread), what's Olson going to fetch this year, Mike?

Do you have the topper?

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 8 '18