Matt Olson Oakland Athletics

Age: 26 (March 29, 1994) | 6' 5" | 230lbs. | Bats: Left DH-92 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 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 AAA 2019 5 22 3 4 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 .182 .250 .318 4 13 .167 n/a
OAK AL 2019 127 483 73 129 51 138 26 0 36 91 0 0 .267 .351 .545 9 25 .300 31/24/45 21 19
OAK AL 2020 60 210 28 41 34 77 4 1 14 42 1 0 .195 .310 .424 14 31 .227 35/21/44 12 12
Career 5yrs 419 1483 222 364 184 442 66 1 103 262 3 1 .245 .338 .500 11 26 .277 n/a
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Kyle Seager faced the most shifts this year (218 plate appearances). Matt Olson tied with Max Muncy for second (215 PA).

When Olson hit a grounder or short line drive against the shift, he batted .180.

On the rare occasion he came to the plate without seeing the shift and hit a grounder or short line drive, he batted 1.000.

Muncy's GSL batting average against the shift was .152.

It's possible he never hit a grounder or short line drive the few times there was no shift. His GSL batting average in that situation was .000.

Alex Patton Alex

I was there -- 4th of July 1978.

mike fenger mike
Sep 12

And "Pound Town" again! ... a true "cleanup hitter" moment (ie. 1st inning Grand Slam by the #4 hitter) ... I remember Dave Winfield doing this for Padres vs Giants, back in the day ...

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Sep 12

I was bullish last year and owned him all over the place. My thoughts haven't changed heading into 2020. One of my bold predictions this year is that he earns more than Pete Alonso.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Jan 24

If he steps forward as a hitter, and I think he will, he's a legitimate MVP candidate. That's how good his fielding is.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 23
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 3.4 Bat 14 Field 12 Run -2 HR/FB 16% Pull 42% Hard 47% IFFB 15%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 3.9 Bat 24 Field 7 Run -1 HR/FB 24% Pull 52% Hard 50% IFFB 14%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19