Matt Olson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/29/1994 (28)
Matt Olson Season Stats
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Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Olson has been swinging the bat well so far this season. Over 32 games, he's slashing .269/.376/.462 with a 47.8% hard-hit rate (82nd percentile) and a 92.2 mph average exit velocity (90th percentile). Unfortunately, he's only mustered three home runs on the year and only one homer over his past 22 games. He currently has a HR/FB rate of just 10.3%, down from his career rate of 21.1%. He also has a career-high GB/FB rate of 1.52, up from 0.85 over his career. The 28-year-old just needs to start getting under the ball more consistently and then we should see the home runs start to follow.
Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Olson has been generating a ton of hard contact out of the gate this year. He currently has a 51.4% hard-hit rate to go along with a 93.4 mph average exit velocity. His 116.8 mph max exit velocity ranks in the 99th percentile of the league. Across 27 games, the 28-year-old has a .283/.395/.485 slash line, three home runs, 11 RBI and 13 runs. His lack of home runs could be attributed to his average launch angle, which is currently sitting at 6.8 degrees, down from his career average of 17.4 degrees. Expect to see him start getting under balls more consistently soon, and once he does, the homers will follow.
Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Olson went 0-for-3 with a walk, two RBI and two strikeouts in the team's 5-4 loss to the Miami Marlins on Sunday. He earned his two RBI on a ground out and a sacrifice fly. Olson has been swinging a hot bat out of the gate this year. Through 17 games, he's slashing .355/.461/.581 with two home runs, eight doubles, six RBI and 10 runs. He has a 98th percentile xBA of .367 to go along with a career-best 16.9% walk rate.
Oakland A's first baseman Matt Olson is a power-only fantasy option, and nothing better exemplifies what he brings to the table than his 2020 campaign. He hit .195/.310/.424 with 14 long balls over 245 PAs, providing plenty of pop while torpedoing your roster's batting average. Both trends are primed to continue. His 96.7 mph average airborne exit velocity and 12.8% rate of Brls/BBE both ranked well above-average, and he posted even better numbers in 2019 (97.2 mph, 14.5% Brls/BBE). Olson is also a lock to post an FB% above 40 (44.3% last year). Unfortunately, Olson's fly ball approach contributes to a low BABIP (.227 last year, .277 career), an issue amplified by the fact that every grounder he hits is gobbled up by a shift. His career-worst 31.4 K% and 13.5 SwStr% don't help his batting average either. Olson is due for somewhat of a batting average increase as his xBA was .224 last year, but you still have to consider him a liability in that area. These guys are definitely useful in fantasy, but there's no reason to sign Olson at his current ADP of 88.82 when virtually identical profiles like Rhys Hoskins and Joey Gallo are available outside the top 150.