Matt Olson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/29/1994 (29)
Matt Olson Season Stats
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Matt Olson News
Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Olson continued to build on his league-leading home run totals in Tuesday's 7-6 extra-innings win over the Phillies. Olson went 2-for-4 with a single, a solo home run, a walk, and a strikeout. The 29-year-old is having a career season, slashing .281/.388/.619 with 51 HR and 128 RBI. Elite power has never been an issue for Olson, but if he can maintain his batting average gains then he can vault himself into a top-tier fantasy spot next season.
Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Olson in the first game of a doubleheader, was 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI as the Braves crushed the Mets 21-3 Saturday. Olson smashed his first homer in the sixth frame off of New York reliever Reed Garrett. His second shot came in the eighth inning against left-handed hurler Josh Walker. The 29-year-old has had a phenomenal season and now has seven multi-homer outings. With 436 trips to the plate, Olson leads the majors with 105 runs batted in.
Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Olson cracked his 40th home run of the season, losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 Thursday. Olson is now tied with Shohei Ohtani for the league lead in home runs. He has surpassed his career high of 39 in 2021. The most homers a Braves player has hit in a season was in 2005 when Andruw Jones smacked 51. At 29 years old, Olson is having another fantastic season hitting .267/.375/.979 with 101 RBI in 427 at-bats.
Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Olson had a solid, but what could be considered a slightly down 2022 season. The first of his eight-year deal ended with a .240/.325/.477 slash line, 34 home runs, and 103 RBI. His strikeout rate jumped from 16.8% to 24.3%, and his batting average dipped from 2021. However, Olson still hit the ball extremely hard, with an average exit velocity and hard-hit rate both in the top three percent of baseball. Olson is an elite source of power, which has become more valuable in fantasy given the changes to the baseballs across the league. His power should help bolster his BA, as his 2022 BABIP of .274 was higher than his .240 BA. Given the strong lineup around him and his power, there is no reason to think that Olson can't provide a .250 BA with 90 runs and 100 RBI, making him a valuable fantasy contributor. Olson is currently being drafted at about pick 45 overall, making him the fifth first baseman off the board. The top of the position is deep, so fantasy managers may have the luxury of filling a few different positions with top-tier talent before drafting him.