Matt Olson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/29/1994 (28)
Matt Olson Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Matt Olson News
Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Olson went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, three RBI, a walk, and a strikeout in Monday's 8-0 win over the Nationals. Olson crushed a fourth-inning Cory Abbott offering off the right-field foul pole for his 29th long ball of the season. The 28-year-old has provided more-or-less the production fantasy managers had expected in his first season with his new team, slashing .234/.319/.456 with 95 RBI. It will be interesting to see where he falls in fantasy drafts next season, for while he offers a great deal of power, there are other options at the position with just as much power and higher batting average upside.
Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Olson broke out of a slump in the 5-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Monday by going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Olson entered Monday's game hitting just .074 (4-for-54) with a home run, four RBI, six runs scored and 20 strikeouts in 15 games in the month of September, so his two-hit day was a welcomed sight for his fantasy managers. Overall, the 28-year-old left-handed slugger is slashing .234/.319/.456 with 28 home runs, 91 RBI and 75 runs scored in 561 at-bats in his first year in Atlanta while trying to replace Freddie Freeman at first base. Olson's fantasy managers will be hoping he can get on a run over the final weeks of the regular season.
Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Olson went 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk and two RBI in the team's 7-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday. He has now homered in two straight games and he has a total of 20 home runs on the year, with eight of them coming this month. Olson has been having a solid year overall, but it wasn't until July that his home run total caught up to the rest of his surface numbers. He owns a .252/.339/.499 slash line on the season to go along with 66 RBI and an MLB-leading 35 doubles.
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.