Matt Olson

#28 1B / Oakland Athletics / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 230 lb Age: 26 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Athletics' Matt Olson: Scuffles with bat in spring

      Matt Olson hit .200 (5-for-25) with two doubles, one home run, four RBI, nine strikeouts, five walks and four runs across 11 Cactus League games before spring training was suspended.The slugging first baseman's spring average left plenty to be desired, but it was obviously a small sample. The 26-year-old enjoyed the best season of his career in 2019, a campaign that included a new career high of 36 home runs. As good as Olson was last season, Jessica Kleinschmidt of NBC Sports Bay Area reports Olson could still have room for even more improvement, noting multiple baseball metrics sites had projected him to exceed last season's homer total in a full 2020 season.

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      Athletics' Matt Olson: Knocks first spring homer

      Matt Olson went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, a walk and two runs overall in a Cactus League split-squad loss to the Reds on Friday.The slugging first baseman took Wade Miley deep in the first inning with Matt Chapman aboard for his first spring round tripper. Olson is hitting just .167 despite the homer, which was only his third hit through nine spring contests. However, there is no concern about the 25-year-old, who set career highs in multiple categories in 2019, including in home runs (36) and RBI (91).

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      Athletics' Matt Olson: Sitting out finale

      Matt Olson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.The 25-year-old will step out of the starting nine for the first time since early June, a stretch of 98 consecutive starts in which he posted a .927 OPS with 27 homers. Seth Brown will start at first base Sunday as Olson rests up for Wednesday's Wild Card Game.

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      Athletics' Matt Olson: Leaves yard in loss

      Matt Olson went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in a loss to the Mariners on Friday.Olson unloaded a 370-foot shot to left with Matt Chapman aboard in the seventh inning to erase a 2-1 deficit at the time. The homer was Olson's first since Sept. 17, but he's still slugged an impressive nine overall during the month, which has helped lead to an impressive 23 RBI across his last 24 games.

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      Athletics' Matt Olson: Belts 35th round tripper

      Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's victory over the Royals.Olson got Oakland on the board in the seventh inning with a massive 450-foot solo shot to center field. The long ball was his fourth in the last six games and eighth overall in September. Olson missed all of April with a hand injury but has still managed to set career highs in homers (35) and RBI (86) in 118 games this season.

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      Athletics' Matt Olson: Another pair of RBI

      Matt Olson went 2-for-4 with a two-run double and another two-bagger in a loss to the Royals on Monday.Olson erased an early 1-0 deficit with his first-inning double that plated both Ramon Laureano and Marcus Semien. The 25-year-old has been a terror with men on base in September, driving in 17 runs on the strength of 13 extra-base hits (six doubles, seven home runs).

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      Athletics' Matt Olson: Homers for third straight game

      Matt Olson went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Rangers.Olson's power surge continued, as he's gone yard in three straight games and has five homers in his last five games. The first baseman has accumulated 10 RBI and seven runs scored in that span. For the year, Olson is up to .273/.356/.564 with 34 homers, 83 RBI and 68 runs scored in 114 games. He needs just one more RBI to match his total from last season, when he played in all 162 games.

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      Athletics' Matt Olson: Leaves yard again

      Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a win over the Rangers on Friday.Olson squared up on a first-inning Brock Burke offering and sent it 395 feet into right center to open the scoring on the night. Despite a strong overall second half of the season, Olson's power production had been somewhat modest by his standards since the calendar flipped to August (seven home runs across 149 plate appearances between Aug. 1 and Sept. 9), but he's making up for that relative dry spell with four round trippers over his last four games.

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      Athletics' Matt Olson: Slugs 32nd homer

      Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's victory over Houston.Olson took Justin Verlander deep in the third inning, launching a two-run shot to right field to stake Oakland to a three-run lead. Despite missing all of April with a broken bone in his right hand, the 25-year-old is now tied for the team lead with 32 homers and 81 RBI while slashing .274/.358/.557 in 481 plate appearances this season.

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      Athletics' Matt Olson: Timely hitting continues

      Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with a two-run double and a run in a win over the Astros on Wednesday.Olson has displayed a welcome penchant for timely hitting in September, with Wednesday representing his third multi-RBI game over the last five. The slugger has gotten it done with the help of eight extra-base hits (four doubles, four home runs), and he's been solid all season with men on base. Olson is now just five RBI from equaling the career-best 84 he tallied last season, and he's slashing .297/.391/.605 with 23 extra-base hits across 215 plate appearances with teammates on the basepaths this season.