Matt Olson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/29/1994 (27)
Matt Olson Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Matt Olson News
Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson went 1-for-3 with a walk, two RBI, two runs scored, and his 15th homer of the season in a win over the Rockies on Saturday. It feels like cheating to let Olson play in Coors Field, as the big first baseman has been on fire lately and has had a field day in baseball's best hitting environment. Olson has 10 hits in his last five games with five hits going for extra bases. He's hitting the ball as hard as anyone in baseball as his average exit velocity, max exit velocity, and xwOBA all rank in the top-fifth percentile among qualified hitters. Leave Olson locked into lineups for one more game in Colorado before more good matchups at home against Arizona starting on Tuesday.
Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson had a big night on Tuesday to lead a 12-run outburst by the A's offense. Olson went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, and two runs scored in his latest big game for fantasy managers. The 27-year-old has been crushing the ball this season as he's batting .264 with a .560 slugging percentage to go with his 14 homers, 36 RBI, and 33 runs. His batted-ball data backs up his success as his hard-hit rate is 50 percent thanks in part to a 14.1 percent barrel rate. Olson has a good matchup versus right-hander Chris Flexen on Wednesday before a weekend trip to hitter's paradise, Coors Field.
Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two strikeouts in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Seattle Mariners. The home run was his 13th on the year and his third over his past five games. Olson has been on a great run lately. He's recorded at least one hit in nine of his last 11 games. Over that 11-game stretch, he has five home runs, three doubles, six RBI and 10 runs. He has a .264/.348/.564 slash line over 45 games on the year.
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.