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Matt Olson P

Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
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Birth Date5-17-1985
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP

Advanced

'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 FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: First Base ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 27Zach Mortimer2013-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: August 26, 2013BP Prospect Staff2013-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: August 26, 2013Jason Parks2013-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 21Zach Mortimer2013-08-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: July 29, 2013Jason Parks2013-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: July 29, 2013BP Prospect Staff2013-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 10-12Zach Mortimer2013-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 25Kevin Goldstein2012-06-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-01-17 10:00:00 (link to chat)Which 1B prospects do you like more and why out of CJ Cron, Dominic Smith and Matt Olson. Personally I like Cron for his power potential and low K%, I like his chances to find better pitches to swing at.
(MoenPDC from Boston MA)
I think Dom Smith has the best chance to hit, but I'm not really a fan of 1B prospects, especially ones that are on dimensional power bats with suspect hit tools. Dom Smith is more hard contact than power. I'd take that over Cron all day long. (Jason Parks)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)What kept Matt Olson out of the A's top 10? The power seems legit
(Jack from Atlanta)
There's certainly power in the bat, but there's a lot of work to be done for him to access it against more advanced pitching. The swing needs work. The approach needs work. As a first-base only type, he's not Top 10 material in a solid system until the bat really starts to prove there is some legitimacy to it. (Mark Anderson)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are you thoughts about Matt Olson? Will he progress in the Cal League or will it lead to more questions than answers?
(Chris from Phoenix)
I touched on Olson earlier. His success in the Cal League will depend largely on what they do with his swing and how he approaches his at-bats mentally. He needs work in both areas. If he makes adjustments to those areas with success, he is a candidate to put up big numbers in that league. If he doesn't, the questions are going to come fast and furious. That said, I don't think he's a lock to move on to the Cal League to start next season. (Mark Anderson)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)What other prospects were considered for the Oakland top 10?
(Pat from Oakland )
The names you see on the list is the bulk of the names that were discussed. There were passing discussions of Dustin Driver, Chris Kohler, Edwin Diaz, Matt Olson, and a few others; the discussion was pretty focused looking back on it. (Mark Anderson)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Olson: .225/.326/.435 with 23 HRs as a 19 year old in the Midwest League. Step forward or back?
(Zack from Boston)
I'd call it a bit of a step back because, when I saw him in the AZL last summer, I thought there was a more advanced feel to hit with decent power. The reports I've heard on how his body developed this year weren't great. He and Renato Nunez both took a slight step back this year with Daniel Robertson impressing and flying slightly under the radar. (Jason Cole)
2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who's a decent bet at 1b/3b for power and avg? I like cj cron at 1b but he's blocked 6 ways from Sunday and like joey gallo but contact seems to be an issue. Help a brother out lol
(jquinton82 from ny)
Depends on who's available in your league. Vogelbach? Matt Adams? If you need a deep sleeper how about Matt Olson? (R.J. Anderson)


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