Biographical

Portrait of Scott Olsen

Scott Olsen PNationals

Nationals Player Cards | Nationals Team Audit | Nationals Depth Chart

Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
6 723 37 49 0 528 4.85 1.9
Birth Date1-12-1984
Height6' 4"
Weight200 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
2005 FLO 21 5 4 20.3 19.0 1.3 1 1 0 0 1 0 91 21 13 9 5 38 10 10 0 21 3.98 5.60 6.06 -1.4 -0.1
2006 FLO 22 31 31 180.7 180.7 0.0 12 10 0 0 18 0 761 160 94 81 23 275 75 74 7 166 4.04 4.29 4.85 19.0 1.9
2007 FLO 23 33 33 176.7 176.7 0.0 10 15 0 0 11 2 826 226 134 114 29 362 85 81 1 133 5.81 5.27 5.68 10.3 0.9
2008 FLO 24 33 33 201.7 201.7 0.0 8 11 0 0 17 1 855 195 106 94 30 337 69 56 3 113 4.20 4.99 5.28 1.2 -0.1
2009 WAS 25 11 11 62.7 62.7 0.0 2 4 0 0 4 0 289 83 45 42 11 146 25 23 0 42 6.03 5.19 5.80 -1.1 -0.2
2010 WAS 26 17 15 81.0 75.0 6.0 4 8 0 1 6 0 357 93 54 50 10 145 27 23 2 53 5.56 4.48 5.26 -3.0 -0.4
Career130127723.0715.77.337490157331797784463901081303291267135284.854.865.3525.01.9

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2003 GRB A 25 24 128.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 JUP A+ 25 25 136.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .335 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 FLO MLB 5 4 20.3 6.06 58 .295 .265 .324 .431 .259 .291 93 -1.1 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2005 CAR AA 14 14 80.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.519 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 FLO MLB 31 31 180.7 4.85 94 .254 .262 .325 .425 .260 .280 94 14.2 1.4 19.0 1.9
2006 ABQ AAA 1 1 6.1 3.08 130 .186 .265 .336 .408 .264 .294 97 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2007 FLO MLB 33 33 176.7 5.68 86 .300 .263 .325 .414 .256 .341 104 5.8 0.6 10.3 0.9
2008 FLO MLB 33 33 201.7 5.28 81 .266 .263 .328 .414 .262 .258 95 -0.4 -0.0 1.2 -0.1
2009 WAS MLB 11 11 62.7 5.80 67 .324 .267 .331 .422 .266 .341 96 -3.1 -0.3 -1.1 -0.2
2009 POT A+ 1 1 3.0 2.03 157 .207 .262 .328 .395 .252 .429 104 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2009 SYR AAA 3 3 12.7 5.24 84 .313 .260 .334 .405 .253 .378 101 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2010 WAS MLB 17 15 81.0 5.26 71 .292 .257 .322 .406 .269 .313 93 -1.9 -0.2 -3.0 -0.4
2010 HAG A 1 1 4.0 2.47 139 .147 .250 .307 .357 .250 .200 91 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2010 POT A+ 1 1 5.0 4.74 111 .281 .284 .349 .408 .256 .312 118 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2010 SYR AAA 1 1 6.3 5.17 97 .253 .276 .342 .407 .260 .348 106 0.1 0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2010 NAT Rk 2 2 5.0 5.13 92 .225 .243 .304 .346 .259 .188 103 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2012 CHR AAA 2 2 4.0 8.58 18 .284 .274 .343 .405 .258 .182 101 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2012 BRI Rk 1 1 1.0 3.72 131 .291 .266 .328 .412 .273 .333 104 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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
2003 GRB A 7 9 0 25 24 128.3 101 59 129 4 0% .290 7.1 4.1 0.3 9.0 1.25 2.81 0.0 0.0
2004 JUP A+ 7 6 0 25 25 136.3 127 54 158 8 0% .335 8.4 3.6 0.5 10.4 1.33 2.97 0.0 0.0
2005 CAR AA 6 4 0 14 14 80.3 75 27 94 7 0% -.519 8.4 3.0 0.8 10.5 1.27 3.92 0.0 0.0
2005 FLO MLB 1 1 0 5 4 20.3 21 10 21 5 40% .291 9.3 4.4 2.2 9.3 1.52 3.98 -1.4 -0.1
2006 ABQ AAA 0 0 0 1 1 6.1 5 3 5 0 65% .294 7.4 4.4 0.0 7.4 1.31 0.00 1.6 0.2
2006 FLO MLB 12 10 0 31 31 180.7 160 75 166 23 47% .280 8.0 3.7 1.1 8.3 1.30 4.04 19.0 1.9
2007 FLO MLB 10 15 0 33 33 176.7 226 85 133 29 40% .341 11.5 4.3 1.5 6.8 1.76 5.81 10.3 0.9
2008 FLO MLB 8 11 0 33 33 201.7 195 69 113 30 39% .258 8.7 3.1 1.3 5.0 1.31 4.20 1.2 -0.1
2009 WAS MLB 2 4 0 11 11 62.7 83 25 42 11 38% .341 11.9 3.6 1.6 6.0 1.72 6.03 -1.1 -0.2
2009 SYR AAA 1 0 0 3 3 12.7 19 6 9 2 40% .378 13.5 4.3 1.4 6.4 1.97 5.67 0.3 0.0
2009 POT A+ 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 3 0 4 0 57% .429 9.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 1.00 0.00 1.4 0.1
2010 SYR AAA 0 0 0 1 1 6.3 8 1 4 0 48% .348 11.4 1.4 0.0 5.7 1.43 5.71 -0.3 -0.0
2010 NAT Rk 0 0 0 2 2 5.0 3 1 3 0 38% .188 5.4 1.8 0.0 5.4 0.80 1.80 0.2 0.0
2010 WAS MLB 4 8 0 17 15 81.0 93 27 53 10 46% .313 10.3 3.0 1.1 5.9 1.48 5.56 -3.0 -0.4
2010 POT A+ 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 6 0 4 1 47% .312 10.8 0.0 1.8 7.2 1.20 5.40 0.8 0.1
2010 HAG A 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 2 0 4 0 60% .200 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.50 2.25 1.2 0.1
2012 CHR AAA 0 0 0 2 2 4.0 3 2 2 1 50% .182 6.8 4.5 2.2 4.5 1.25 2.25 -0.6 -0.1
2012 BRI Rk 0 1 0 1 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 67% .333 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 9.00 0.4 0.0

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 2951 0.5540 0.4978 0.8033 0.6654 0.2895 0.8410 0.6955 0.1961
2009 1035 0.5440 0.4802 0.7968 0.6590 0.2669 0.8706 0.5794 0.2032
2010 1303 0.5211 0.4735 0.8006 0.6362 0.2965 0.8958 0.5784 0.1977
Career52890.54390.48840.80140.6570.28680.86030.64390.1979

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-03-22 2011-05-14 60-DL 53 38 Left Shoulder Recovery From Inflammation -
2011-03-18 2011-03-18 On-Alr 0 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2011-02-17 2011-03-22 Camp 33 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2010-09-18 2010-10-04 DTD 16 15 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2010-05-22 2010-07-29 15-DL 68 58 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2010-05-11 2010-05-11 DTD 0 0 Left Ankle Contusion Batted Ball -
2009-07-11 2009-10-05 60-DL 86 77 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2009-07-23
2009-05-17 2009-06-29 15-DL 43 38 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2009-05-10 2009-05-10 DTD 0 0 Left Ankle Contusion -
2008-03-03 2008-03-20 Camp 17 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2007-07-08 2007-07-08 DTD 0 0 Low Back Tightness -
2007-05-11 2007-05-11 DTD 0 0 Left Foot Contusion -
2005-08-03 - Minors - - Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 TEX $
2012 CHA $
2011 PIT $450,000
2009 WAS $2,800,000
2008 FLO $405,000
2007 FLO $380,000
2006 FLO $327,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$4,362,000
5 yrTotal$4,362,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 146 dMatt Sosnick1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Texas as a free agent 11/12/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent (minor-league contract with Major League option for 2013). Released by Chicago White Sox 7/7/12.
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2011), plus 2012 club option. Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/10/10. 11:$0.45M, 12:$4M club option, $0.1M buyout. Performance bonuses: $3M in 2011 based on starts, $1M in 2012. 2011 performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 8, 10 games. $0.15M each for 12, 14 games. $0.175M each for 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 games. 2012 performance bonuses: $75,000 each for 22, 24 games. $87,500 each for 26, 28, 30, 32 games. Award bonuses. Club may not offer arbitration if Olsen is a Type A free agent.
  • 1 year/$1M (2010). Re-signed by Washington as a free agent 12/13/09. $2.825M in performance bonuses based on starts to 33).
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2009). Re-signed by Washington 2/8/09 (avoided arbitration, $3.5M-$2.5M). Non-tendered 12/12/09.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2008). Re-signed by Florida 2/22/08. Acquired by Washington in trade from Florida 11/11/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Renewed by Florida 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Re-signed by Florida 2/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by Florida 6/05.
  • Drafted 2002 (6-173). $0.145M signing bonus.

BP Annual Player Comments

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

BP Articles

Scott Olsen is referenced in the following articles.

BP Premium requires BP Premium access to view, BP Fantasy requires BP Premium or BP Fantasy access to view

  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: So long Abreu; Farewell, WillinghamBaseball Prospectus2014-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: The Great Closer DebateDaniel Rathman2013-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Portrait of a HackerGeoff Young2012-09-25
The BP Wayback Machine: Defending JeffreyNate Silver2012-03-30
The BP Wayback Machine: PECOTA Takes on Pitching Prospects and Left-Handed PitchersNate Silver2011-12-15
The BP Broadside: Firing the Manager is the Last Refuge of the IncompetentSteven Goldman2011-06-19
BP Unfiltered: The Paper Trail 5/17John Perrotto2011-05-17
Transaction Analysis Blog: Pirates Add Xavier PaulR.J. Anderson2011-04-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Pittsburgh PiratesCorey Dawkins2011-03-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Pittsburgh PiratesMarc Normandin2011-03-25
Overthinking It: Small Samplings of Spring, NL EditionBen Lindbergh2011-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Manny B.'s Inside AdventureR.J. Anderson2011-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Seeking Starters in Yankees CampJohn Perrotto2011-02-25
Collateral Damage: The Injury Beat Goes OnMarc Normandin2011-02-21
Collateral Damage: The Injury Beat Goes OnCorey Dawkins2011-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Winning the Winter, NL EditionTommy Bennett2011-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central RoundupChristina Kahrl2011-01-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting PitchersBill Baer2010-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: A Werthy DisguiseJohn Perrotto2010-12-14
This article requires BP Premium accessGM for a Day: Washington NationalsChristina Kahrl2010-10-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Phillies, Nationals, CubsChristina Kahrl2010-09-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #20Craig Brown2010-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The National Redistribution EffortKevin Goldstein2010-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The National Redistribution EffortChristina Kahrl2010-07-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #18Craig Brown2010-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL East and CentralChristina Kahrl2010-07-27
Transaction Action: ALtruismsChristina Kahrl2010-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Shuffling SeniorsChristina Kahrl2010-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: The All-Star EffectWill Carroll2010-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Dealing and DecapitatingChristina Kahrl2010-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Shuffling SeniorsChristina Kahrl2010-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Youthful Orient-ationChristina Kahrl2010-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Grab BagChristina Kahrl2010-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior Circuit ShakeupsChristina Kahrl2010-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Monday UpdateWill Carroll2010-05-24
BP Unfiltered: The Paper Trail of May 22John Perrotto2010-05-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #6Craig Brown2010-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Runaway RedbirdsJay Jaffe2010-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior ShuffleChristina Kahrl2010-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Captive, O Captive!Christina Kahrl2010-04-13
Game Story: Nats at MetsChristina Kahrl2010-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Turn of the Screw, NLChristina Kahrl2010-04-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Weekend Mayhem EditionChristina Kahrl2010-03-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Depth Chart/PFM Update, Part 2Clay Davenport2010-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessCamp Battles: NL EastChristina Kahrl2010-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Capital Offenses?Christina Kahrl2010-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL KetchupChristina Kahrl2010-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Replacement-Level KillersJay Jaffe2010-01-15
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Low Risk, Any Reward?Eric Seidman2010-01-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL ActionChristina Kahrl2009-12-15
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Day Three of the Winter MeetingsJohn Perrotto2009-12-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Action and ReactionChristina Kahrl2009-11-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Better Angels and a Beantown Explosion?Christina Kahrl2009-11-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-09-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior ShufflingChristina Kahrl2009-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Toeing the LineWill Carroll2009-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Bottom HalfJoe Sheehan2009-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Rebooting the PiratesChristina Kahrl2009-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: AbuseWill Carroll2009-05-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Josh JohnsonMarc Normandin2009-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: WhifferyEric Seidman2009-05-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Updates from the EastsChristina Kahrl2009-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Bottom TenJoe Sheehan2009-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Going South?Steven Goldman2009-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: All the MovesChristina Kahrl2009-02-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Washington NationalsWill Carroll2009-02-09
Prospectus Hit and Run: Outside Help, NL EastJay Jaffe2009-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Nationals Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2009-01-23
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The Dog Days of WinterJohn Perrotto2009-01-07
Every Given Sunday: Winter Meetings PreviewJohn Perrotto2008-12-07
Hot Stove Preview: NL EastCaleb Peiffer2008-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: The Olsen and Willingham DealChristina Kahrl2008-11-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-11-10
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Getting Ink DoneJohn Perrotto2008-11-09
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Off-season MovesJohn Perrotto2008-11-02
Prospectus Preview: Sunday's Games to WatchMarc Normandin2008-09-28
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Winding DownJohn Perrotto2008-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: A Red MenaceJohn Perrotto2008-08-24
Prospectus Toolbox: WHIP-ping Through the MailbagDerek Jacques2008-08-19
Fantasy Beat: Getting QuickMarc Normandin2008-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: A Failure to Communicate?Will Carroll2008-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Big Fish StoryJay Jaffe2008-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Waiving Good-bye?John Perrotto2008-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Saturday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Deadline Day AftersJohn Perrotto2008-08-03
Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: All Busy-ness 'Round the Major League TableJohn Perrotto2008-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: AL Advantage, 74-51Jay Jaffe2008-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Combo PlatterJay Jaffe2008-06-11
The Week in Quotes: June 2-8Alex Carnevale2008-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Maple MayhemJohn Perrotto2008-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessCan Of Corn: Fishy SuccessDayn Perry2008-05-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Look for LoftonJay Jaffe2008-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Miracle in Miami?Joe Sheehan2008-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Saturday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Walking a Fine LineJay Jaffe2008-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-04-30
Prospectus Today: Totally UnrealJoe Sheehan2008-04-29
Prospectus Preview: Saturday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchMarc Normandin2008-04-25
Prospectus Preview: Sunday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-04-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East Rosters ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-04-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Florida MarlinsWill Carroll2008-03-18
Prospectus Toolbox: Moneybag MailballDerek Jacques2008-03-11
Future Shock: Marlins Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2008-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: Fishing for Mediocrity?Bryan Smith2007-12-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: LuckKenn Ruby2007-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Blowing Hot and ColdJim Baker2007-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Bad WeekendWill Carroll2007-08-27
Prospectus Hit List: Flyover Flops EditionJay Jaffe2007-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: The Eve of ReshufflingJay Jaffe2007-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Down From OlymposJay Jaffe2007-06-01
Wait 'Til Next Year: The Scouting Directors, NL EastBryan Smith2007-05-31
This article requires BP Premium accessSomething's Fishy in Florida: A Sophomore Jinx?John Perrotto2007-05-30
Transaction Analysis: NL-Brand KetchupChristina Kahrl2007-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Pitching Prospects and Left-Handed PitchersNate Silver2007-04-12
Hope and Faith: How the Florida Marlins Can Win the World SeriesChristina Kahrl2007-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessPositional Health Reports: Starting Pitchers, Part TwoWill Carroll2007-02-23
Future Shock: Florida Marlins Top Ten ProspectsKevin Goldstein2006-11-28
Completely Random Statistical Trivia: 2006 in ReviewKeith Woolner2006-10-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Week of October 2Jay Jaffe2006-10-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Giving CreditJoe Sheehan2006-09-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Five Teams for Four SpotsJim Baker2006-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: A Rose by Any Other NameWill Carroll2006-09-18
Future Shock: Short Term Impact, NLKevin Goldstein2006-09-15
Prospectus Matchups: Those Who Repeat History are Doomed to Repeat HistoryJim Baker2006-08-25
Prospectus Hit List: Week of August 2ndJay Jaffe2006-08-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: ROI 100 UpdateErik Siegrist2006-07-28
Prospectus Notebook: Rockies, Marlins, TwinsBaseball Prospectus2006-07-27
Prospectus Hit List: July 25Marc Normandin2006-07-25
Prospectus Hit List: Week of July 3Marc Normandin2006-07-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: The RotoWire ROI 100Erik Siegrist2006-07-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 30-July 2Christina Kahrl2006-07-03
Prospectus Hit List: Week of June 18thJay Jaffe2006-06-20
Prospectus Hit List: Week of May 7Jay Jaffe2006-05-09
Prospectus Notebook: Reds, Indians, MarlinsBaseball Prospectus2006-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 11-13Christina Kahrl2006-04-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-30Christina Kahrl2006-03-31
This article requires BP Premium access2006--Setting the Stage: The New GuysChristina Kahrl2006-03-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: NL Spring Job BattlesPeter Schoenke2006-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems: NL EastKevin Goldstein2006-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Long NightJoe Sheehan2006-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Building a Fantasy Farm SystemJeff Erickson2006-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Defending JeffreyNate Silver2005-11-22
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Dick Martin Award Finalists: Keeping Players on the FieldMichael Groopman2005-11-22
Prospectus Notebook: White Sox, MarlinsBaseball Prospectus2005-11-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: NL Call-UpsRandy Hale2005-08-31
Prospectus Notebook: LAA, PHI, PITBaseball Prospectus2005-08-19
Prospectus Notebook: Thursday EditionBaseball Prospectus2005-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessWill's Mill: Deadline WeekendWill Carroll2005-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessWill's Mill: Keeping The Rumors ComingWill Carroll2005-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 20-25Christina Kahrl2005-07-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Flags Fly ForeverJeff Erickson2005-07-22
Prospectus Hit List: Week of July 10, 2005Jay Jaffe2005-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 1-8Christina Kahrl2005-07-08
Prospectus Hit List: Week of July 3, 2005Jay Jaffe2005-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 23-30Christina Kahrl2005-06-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: The Rookie Dilemma In One-Year LeaguesErik Siegrist2005-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.Christina Kahrl2005-03-25


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm excited about Strasburg, but on my mind is the pleasant surprise of what Scott Olsen's done so far, despite his injury. What kind of pitcher do you think he can be, and how good is a rotation of Strasburg, Olsen, Zimmermann, Lannan and Livan/Marquis/Detwiler going to look in 2011?
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
I think he's a below average major league starter who is better than replacement level. He benefits a lot from his home stadium, as his 6.5% HR/FB rate attests.

Strasburg-Zimmerman 1-2 will be pretty nifty though. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-02-17 16:00:00 (link to chat)It seems clear from most of the Nationals blogs that The Constituency is no longer patient, and Mike Rizzo's honeymoon is already over. I have been pretty happy with the moves the Nats made this off-season, but I have to agree that too much depends on the health of folks like Chien-Ming Wang, Scott Olsen and even Chris Duncan. The Nats will be better this year, because they can't help but be. However, is the view of the Nats' offseason more charitable at BP or anywhere else outside of Nats fans' disgruntled little world?
(HalfStreet from Fairfax VA)
The kinds of things the Nationals need to do to improve their team just can't be done in a single offseason. To evaluate them on that basis almost isn't fair. I feel the same way about Rizzo. I have a hard time identifying actual things he's done that are that bad. I don't love the Pudge signing and Wang is probably done (but it's a nice gamble). They have to focus on the draft and on international scouting. There's no other path to .500. (I'll hold off on a discussion of Adam Dunn for the next question.) (Tommy Bennett)


BP Roundtables

No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.

 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Scott Olsen threw 5,855 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2010, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Slider (82mph), also mixing in a Change (84mph).