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Portrait of Garrett Olson

Garrett Olson PAthletics

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2015 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date10-18-1983
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age31 years, 10 months, 15 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
0.12011
-0.02012
2013
2014
-0.12015
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2007 BAL MLB 7 7 32.3 42 28 28 4 .265 102 11.7 7.8 1.1 7.8 35% .380 .317 2.16 5.97 7.79 107 7.07 -0.5
2008 BAL MLB 26 26 132.7 168 62 83 17 .260 104 11.4 4.2 1.2 5.6 44% .335 .295 1.73 5.16 6.65 112 5.95 -0.7
2009 SEA MLB 31 11 80.3 79 34 47 19 .263 98 8.9 3.8 2.1 5.3 35% .247 .282 1.41 6.47 5.60 123 5.65 -0.2
2010 SEA MLB 35 0 37.7 42 15 31 6 .258 97 10.0 3.6 1.4 7.4 39% .300 .296 1.51 4.67 4.54 103 5.55 -0.3
2011 PIT MLB 4 0 4.3 2 3 4 0 .261 96 4.2 6.2 0.0 8.3 50% .143 .287 1.15 3.22 2.08 101 4.25 0.0
2012 NYN MLB 1 0 0.3 3 1 0 0 .219 93 81.0 27.0 0.0 0.0 25% .750 .756 12.00 12.14 108.00 108 52.72 -0.2
CareerMLB10444287.733614319346.26110110.54.51.46.040%.311.2961.675.536.261136.11-1.8

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2005 ABE A- 11 6 40.0 22 13 40 1 .269 77 5.0 2.9 0.2 9.0 61% .216 .175 0.88 2.89 1.57
2005 FRD A+ 3 3 14.3 10 7 19 0 .000 6.3 4.4 0.0 12.0 0% -.357 .000 1.19 2.56 3.15
2006 FRD A+ 14 14 81.0 81 19 77 7 .267 94 9.0 2.1 0.8 8.6 42% .316 .235 1.23 3.47 2.78
2006 BOW AA 14 14 84.0 78 31 85 5 .256 89 8.4 3.3 0.5 9.1 47% .320 .258 1.30 3.15 3.43
2007 BAL MLB 7 7 32.3 42 28 28 4 .265 102 11.7 7.8 1.1 7.8 35% .380 .317 2.16 5.97 7.79
2007 NOR AAA 22 22 128.0 95 39 120 13 .259 79 6.7 2.7 0.9 8.4 44% .243 .222 1.05 3.66 3.16
2008 BAL MLB 26 26 132.7 168 62 83 17 .260 104 11.4 4.2 1.2 5.6 44% .335 .295 1.73 5.16 6.65
2008 NOR AAA 7 7 36.3 35 16 39 1 .259 79 8.7 4.0 0.2 9.7 44% .326 .251 1.40 2.94 2.98
2009 SEA MLB 31 11 80.3 79 34 47 19 .263 98 8.9 3.8 2.1 5.3 35% .247 .282 1.41 6.47 5.60
2009 TAC AAA 9 9 47.3 38 23 38 2 .282 96 7.2 4.4 0.4 7.2 47% .265 .249 1.29 4.11 4.95
2010 SEA MLB 35 0 37.7 42 15 31 6 .258 97 10.0 3.6 1.4 7.4 39% .300 .296 1.51 4.67 4.54
2010 TAC AAA 12 6 46.7 36 15 50 4 .265 93 6.9 2.9 0.8 9.6 40% .271 .221 1.09 3.65 3.66
2011 PIT MLB 4 0 4.3 2 3 4 0 .261 96 4.2 6.2 0.0 8.3 50% .143 .287 1.15 3.22 2.08
2011 IND AAA 24 15 85.7 63 47 61 7 .252 97 6.6 4.9 0.7 6.4 36% .230 .228 1.28 4.63 3.05
2012 NYN MLB 1 0 0.3 3 1 0 0 .219 93 81.0 27.0 0.0 0.0 25% .750 .756 12.00 12.14 108.00
2012 BUF AAA 34 21 122.3 133 53 107 11 .251 103 9.8 3.9 0.8 7.9 46% .324 .260 1.52 3.93 4.63

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 2271 0.5240 0.4240 0.8442 0.5950 0.2359 0.9040 0.6784 0.1526
2009 1321 0.5556 0.4300 0.8345 0.5926 0.2266 0.8874 0.6617 0.1637
2010 616 0.5503 0.4643 0.8287 0.6401 0.2491 0.8710 0.6957 0.1713
2011 72 0.5694 0.4861 0.7429 0.6829 0.2258 0.7857 0.5714 0.2571
2012 20 0.4000 0.3500 0.8571 0.8750 0.0000 0.8571 0.1429
Career43000.53770.43230.83740.60350.23370.8920.67080.1604

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-03-24 2012-03-27 Camp 3 0 Left Hand Contusion Palm - -
2011-08-13 2011-08-23 Minors 10 10 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-05-15 2011-06-08 Minors 24 23 Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2010-03-14 2010-04-01 Camp 18 0 Left Fingers Sprain Ring Finger -
2007-09-07 2007-10-01 DTD 24 23 Left Forearm Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 PIT $430,000
2009 SEA $420,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$850,000
2 yrTotal$850,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 141 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Oakland as a free agent 10/24/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Oakland 3/16/13. Signed for 2013 with Doosan of Korea 3/17/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/15/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by NY Mets 8/7/12. DFA by NY Mets 8/11/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/14/12.
  • 1 year/$0.43M (2011). Claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers from Seattle 3/18/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 4/20/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Seattle 2/26/10.
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2009). Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Baltimore 1/18/09. Acquired by Seattle in trade from Chicago Cubs 1/28/09. Signed by Seattle 2/27/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed 2/11/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased 7/4/07.
  • Drafted 2005 (1s-48). Signed 6/05, $0.65M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Garrett Olson is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
BP Unfiltered: Ross Detwiler and the All-Fastball All-StarsBen Lindbergh2014-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The A's and Building a Bullpen By AttritionSam Miller2013-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL Top 11 Prospects UpdateKevin Goldstein2008-01-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Orioles Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-10-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Pinch-Hitter's EditionMarc Normandin2007-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: The Scouting Directors, AL EastBryan Smith2007-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 1-12, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Baltimore Orioles Top Ten ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-01-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Great Leap Forward, American LeagueKevin Goldstein2006-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Position Breakdown: Left-Handed StartersKevin Goldstein2006-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten-Pack 7/31/06Kevin Goldstein2006-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Division Roundup, AL East, 7/25/2006Kevin Goldstein2006-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL Draft NotebookKevin Goldstein2006-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems: AL EastKevin Goldstein2006-03-03


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Garrett Olson threw 4,591 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Slider (82mph), also mixing in a Change (83mph).