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NL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
26-14 6-4 W2
18-20 6-4 L1
17-20 4-6 L1
17-21 5-5 L1
13-26 3-7 W1

2022 Batting

Batting Average
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
On-base Plus Slugging
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .255 4 15 .820 0

Top Matt Olson News

  • Braves' Matt Olson: On base three times in loss

    Olson went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double and a run scored in Wednesday's extra-innings loss to the Brewers.

    The first baseman has stumbled to a .203 batting average through 16 games in May (12-for-59), but Olson is still reaching base at a .338 clip thanks to a strong 16.9 percent walk rate, and eight of his 12 hits have gone for extra bases (six doubles and two homers). Expect more hits to start falling in for the 28-year-old as the weather continues to warm up.

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  • Braves' Matt Olson: Hits solo homer

    Olson went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Saturday against the Padres.

    Olson opened the scoring with a solo shot off Sean Manaea in the bottom of the first inning. The homer was his fourth of the season, putting him on pace for just 19, but his overall .262/.373/.468 slash line is good for a strong 136 wRC+.

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  • Braves' Matt Olson: Slugs third homer

    Olson went 1-for-2 with two walks and a three-run home run in a 5-4 loss to the Mets during the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

    The first baseman took David Peterson deep in the fifth inning to get Atlanta within a run, but the offense went cold the rest of the way. Olson snapped a 14-game homer drought with the blast, but on the season he still carries a solid .286/.400/.484 slash line with three home runs and 10 RBI through 25 contests.

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  • Braves' Matt Olson: Drives in two Friday

    Olson went 1-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Friday's win over the Marlins.

    After crossing the plate with the game's first run in the bottom of the first inning, Olson gave his squad some insurance in the seventh with a two-run double. The first baseman is quickly making Atlanta fans feel better about the departure of Freddie Freeman, as Olson is slashing .389/.500/.630 with two homers, four RBI and 10 runs through his first 15 games of 2022.

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  • Braves' Matt Olson: Continues raking Monday

    Olson went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Monday's loss to the Dodgers.

    While Freddie Freeman was busy slugging his first homer with Los Angeles, his replacement at first base for Atlanta was having a pretty good night of his own. Olson has reeled off three straight multi-hit performances, boosting his slash line through 12 games to .452/.566/.714, and while his only two RBI on the season have come on his own solo shots, it's only a matter of time until those hits turn into bigger production.

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  • Braves' Matt Olson: Clubs second homer

    Olson went 3-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Padres.

    He took Nick Martinez deep in the fifth inning, Olson's second homer of the season. The first baseman has five multi-hit performances through his first 10 games with Atlanta and has an 11:8 BB:K, resulting in a .412/.556/.676 slash line, but Olson curiously isn't driving in many runs -- his only RBI so far have come on his two solo shots.

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  • Braves' Matt Olson: First homer with new team

    Olson went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Sunday's loss to the Reds.

    Olson touched up rookie flamethrower Hunter Greene for his first home run with Atlanta. The first baseman doesn't seem fazed by the outside pressures that come with a new $168 million contract extension. He is batting .571 with a 1.576 OPS through four games as Atlanta's two-hole hitter.

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  • Braves' Matt Olson: Three hits in Friday's win

    Olson went 3-for-5 with a double in Friday's 7-6 win over the Reds.

    He wasn't able to turn the knocks into production despite a good night overall for the Atlanta offense, but the runs and RBI will come for Olson. The 28-year-old reached triple digits in each category last season in a much less potent Oakland attack, and Olson has reached base five times in his first two games with his new club.

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  • Braves' Matt Olson: Crushes first spring homer

    Olson went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays.

    He blasted a fourth-inning offering from JT Chargois out to right-center field for his first homer of the spring. Olson is batting .263 (5-for-19) with a sharp 4:3 BB:K, and with his power stroke coming around he appears just about ready for Opening Day. The 28-year-old, picked up from the A's in the offseason to replace Freddie Freeman, is coming off a career-best campaign in which he slugged 39 homers and 111 RBI.

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  • Braves' Matt Olson: Signs huge extension

    Olson signed an eight-year, $168 million extension with Atlanta on Tuesday.

    Atlanta seemed unwilling to pay the market rate to bring back franchise icon Freddie Freeman, but they're evidently willing to pay top dollar to keep Olson in town through 2029 after acquiring him from Oakland in exchange for four prospects Monday. Olson is 4.5 years younger than Freeman and is in a similar tier of elite talents at first base. Last season was a breakout year for him, at least in terms of making contact, as his 16.8 percent strikeout rate was nearly 10 percentage points lower than the career 26.1 percent mark he carried into the season. He didn't sacrifice any power to get there, homering 39 times, and he could easily push for his first 40-homer campaign this season now that he's no longer calling the pitcher-friendly Oakland Coliseum home.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 230 lbs
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Age: 28
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: L, R