Matt Olson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/29/1994 (27)
Matt Olson Season Stats
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Matt Olson News
Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in a win over the Astros on Friday. The blast was Olson's 39th of the season, and 22nd against left-handed pitching to extend his franchise record for home runs by a lefty hitter versus LHP. Olson has 101 runs scored and 111 RBI on the season as he's been one of the most consistent fantasy producers all season. Olson is a matchup-proof start for the last two games of the season in Houston.
Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson went 2-for-4 with a run scored in a loss to the Mariners on Monday. The run was Olson's 100th run scored this season, easily a new career-best for the big first baseman. In addition to scoring all those runs, Olson has career-highs with 38 homers, 109 RBIs, and a .274 batting average. Oakland has stumbled to the finish line, but that's not on Olson who was one of the most valuable players in real and fantasy baseball all season long. He's a must-start option in all leagues during the last week of the season and will be an early-round pick heading into 2022 drafts.
Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in a loss to the Mariners on Tuesday. The blast was Olson's 34th of the season to go with 104 RBI and 97 runs scored as Olson has been one of the most consistent fantasy assets this season. What's elevated Olson's game to the next level has been his batting average gains as his .274 BA represents a career-best for the 27-year-old. This can be chalked up to an excellent 16% strikeout rate which, you guessed it, is also a career-best. Keep Olson locked into fantasy lineups with two more games versus Seattle on tap.
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.