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 62 231 37 59 24 61 12 0 20 40 0 0 .255 .336 .567 9 24 .260 29/20/51 12 11
Career 4yrs 294 1021 158 253 123 288 48 0 73 169 2 1 .248 .338 .509 11 25 .272 n/a
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Olson has now homered in back-to-back games. A good sign coming off that hand injury.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
May 14

Yeah, we have the topper.  That's going to be a tough one.  I'm not sure I can make myself go double-digits, and I doubt I'll have to.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Mar 25

That sounds right, Tim, but in some ways the bigger issue is the way power hitters lose power after hand injuries. Even when the hand is healed, it can take a while to get the strength back in the grip. (I have a friend who broke her hand while snowshoeing two months ago. She got the cast off a couple of weeks ago and she still can't squeeze her hand tightly. They've stepped up the PT but it takes time to get all the pieces working again.)

I dropped Olson's bid price to $12 in the software, and now I think that didn't go far enough.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 23

He underwent surgery today on his right hand, with no timetable for a return announced. It was a hamate procedure, so I'd be expecting at least two months on the DL.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Mar 22

Absolutely, though we don't know much about this. But hand injuries and power hitters are a bad match. So, bid less, but with the knowledge we don't know whether it matters. So risk takers can bid a bit more.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 22

Should we be concerned about Olson leaving this morning's game with a hand injury? 

Scott Shea SJS
Mar 21

And I'm just noticing Peter's projection. Eleven fewer games, eight more homers.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 15

More from the Duck:

* 1B – Matt Olson’s rating of 12.4 left all the others in the dust…his Gold Glove was well deserved.

 Fangraphs agrees.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 15
Fangraphs:  WAR 3.4   Bat 14   Field 12   Run -2    HR/FB 16%   Pull 42%   Hard 47%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18