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 is starting at first base and is hitting third in Game 2 of the National League Division Series on Wednesday against the Philadelphia Phillies and right-hander Zack Wheeler. Olson went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run as the Braves fell short 7-6 in the Game 1 loss on Tuesday. The 28-year-old left-handed slugger hit .240/.325/.477 with an .802 OPS, 34 home runs, 103 RBI and 86 runs scored in 616 at-bats in his first year in Atlanta as Freddie Freeman's replacement. He has 73 home runs and 214 RBI in his last two seasons with the Braves and Oakland Athletics and will remain a serious power threat for Atlanta this postseason.
Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Olson did his part offensively in Tuesday's National League Division Series Game 1 7-6 loss to the Phillies. Olson went 2-for-3 with a single, a ninth-inning three-run home run, and two walks. Unfortunately, his late pop wasn't enough for the Braves to claw their way back. The 28-year-old should continue to provide plenty of power to the team's lineup, as he slashed .240/.325/.477 with 34 HR and 103 RBI during the regular season.
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 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.