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September 23, 2020 06:24 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Receives rare day off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.

Olson has started all 54 games at first base this season but will take a seat Wednesday while he is 4-for-31 with 18 strikeouts in his past nine games. Mark Canha shifts to first base while Khris Davis serves as the designated hitter.

September 19, 2020 10:12 AM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Provides three-run homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Friday's 6-0 win over the Giants.

Olson broke the game open in the third inning with his 14th home run of the season. While Olson's strikeout rate is up -- just under 30 percent -- his .191 batting average is worse than he deserves. Olson has just a .200 BABIP and Statcast gives him an xBA of .239 through 214 plate appearances.

September 12, 2020 07:44 AM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Rakes in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 2-for-5 with a grand slam and five total RBI during Friday's 10-6 win over the Rangers.

Olson led the way for the A's, plating half of the team's runs. Olson has improved his season of late, slashing a massive .269/.345/.615 over his last seven games. He has hit three home runs in four games while covering the absence of Matt Chapman (hip).

September 11, 2020 01:12 AM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Pops 12th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Astros.

Jose Urquidy kept Oakland's offense quiet through five innings, but Olson was able to take the right-hander deep for a two-run shot to give the A's a 2-1 lead in the sixth. It marked the first baseman's 12th long ball on the campaign. Despite hitting just .194 so far, Olson has been able to reach base at a .320 clip while providing plenty of power in the middle of the Athletics' lineup.

September 10, 2020 12:48 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Homers in nightcap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and three strikeouts in a 5-4 loss to the Astros in Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader.

Olson went deep in the third inning, giving the Athletics a 4-0 lead at the time. The first baseman is up to 11 long balls this year to go with 29 RBI and 22 runs scored in 40 games despite his .188/.312/.444 slash line.

September 7, 2020 02:16 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Plates two more Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles in a loss to the Padres on Sunday.

A day after plating a pair of runs with the aid of a triple, Olson replicated the RBI total Sunday while accounting for all but one of the Athletics' runs on the afternoon. The slugger still sports an unsightly .195 average on the campaign, but perhaps his 5-for-8 tally over the last two games will ignite an offensive surge down the stretch for the 26-year-old.

September 7, 2020 02:04 AM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Logs three hits against San Diego
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 3-for-4 with a triple, two RBI and one strikeout in Saturday's win against the Padres.

Olson had been struggling prior to the Athletics' recent hiatus as he had gone 0-for-6 with five strikeouts heading into the layoff. However, he's been dominant in the two games since Oakland returned to play as he drew three walks Friday prior to tallying three hits Saturday.

August 25, 2020 11:44 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Crushes 10th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in Tuesday's 10-3 win over the Rangers.

Olson gave the Athletics a lead they never relinquished with his blast in the fourth inning. The first baseman is up to 10 homers, 22 RBI and 20 runs scored despite batting just .175 through 31 games. Fantasy managers that can weather his low average will want to take advantage of his powerful bat -- he'd be on pace for a 50-homer campaign in a full season.

August 21, 2020 04:36 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Slugs two-run blast
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in a win over the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

Olson boosted the Athletics' lead to 3-0 with his 385-foot blast to right field in the fourth inning, a homer that plated Mark Canha. The slugger snapped a brief 0-for-10 skid that had encompassed his last three games with what was his ninth round tripper of the season, but his .170 average over 113 plate appearances has plenty of room for improvement.

August 16, 2020 11:12 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Scores three runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 3-for-5 with three runs scored in Sunday's 15-3 win over San Francisco.

Prior to Sunday, Olson's last seven hits were all home runs, so his three-single day was certainly uncharacteristic. Thanks to his eight home runs this season, the 26-year-old owns an .808 OPS despite an unsightly .185 average.

August 16, 2020 03:20 AM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Slugs eighth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's victory over San Francisco.

Olson's lone hit of the night was a solo shot to center field in the sixth inning to tie the score 3-3. The 26-year-old has hit a solo home run in each of his last three games and is now up to eight long balls on the season, tied for fourth in baseball.

August 13, 2020 02:56 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Keeps mashing Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in a win over the Angels on Wednesday.

Olson opened the scoring on the afternoon for either club with one of his mammoth trademark homers, blasting a 454-foot shot to right in the first inning. The 26-year-old has had an interesting statistical month thus far, as five of his six hits in August have left the yard and he's also drawn 10 walks. However, Olson has also struck out on 12 occasions and is hitting just .136 (6-for-44) during that span, leaving him with an unorthodox .149/.313/.418 slash over his first 83 plate appearances of 2020.

August 10, 2020 02:12 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Belts three-run homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in a win over the Astros on Sunday.

Olson's 418-foot shot to center field in the third inning staked the Athletics to a 4-0 lead. The slugger had entered the game in a brief 1-for-12 slump over the prior three contests, although his one hit during that span had also left the yard. Olson now has four of his five home runs on the season in August, although with only one other hit during the month, his average sits at an unsightly .156 since the calendar flipped.

August 6, 2020 11:08 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Another homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk Thursday against the Rangers.

Olson took Mike Minor deep in the second inning to collect his fourth home run of the season. After failing to homer in 10 consecutive starts, Olson now has gone yard in back-to-back games. Despite collecting only eight hits in 55 plate appearances to begin the season, Olson has drawn 13 walks and has an on-base percentage of .382.

August 6, 2020 12:44 AM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Goes yard twice in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 2-for-3 with two home runs, three RBI and a walk in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Rangers.

Olson put the Athletics ahead with a two-run blast in the bottom of the first inning. That lead didn't hold, but he would later provide insurance with a solo shot off Rangers reliever Luke Farrell in the eighth. Olson now has three homers, nine RBI and six runs scored in 12 games this season despite a .179/.373/.410 triple-slash line.

August 4, 2020 01:36 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: On base four times in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 1-for-3 with an RBI single, three walks and a run in a win over the Mariners on Monday.

As his line implies, Olson was a constant thorn in the side of Mariners pitching all night. The productive outing was an especially welcome sight for the slugger, for whom things had steadily gone downhill following a game-winning grand slam on Opening Night. Olson had come into Monday's game mired in an 0-for-14 slump that encompassed the previous four games, and even factoring in his production during Monday's rout, the 26-year-old's average and slugging percentage sit at an anemic .152 and .242, respectively.

July 30, 2020 02:36 AM
Athletics' Matt Olson: On base thrice in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run in a loss to the Rockies on Tuesday.

Olson provided the struggling Athletics offense with one of only two multi-hit efforts on the night. The slugging first baseman snapped a three-game hitless streak with Tuesday's effort, with his brief skid coming after he slugged a game-winning grand slam in extra innings Opening Night against the Angels.

July 25, 2020 04:52 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Hits walk-off grand slam
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and a walk during Friday's win against the Angels.

Olson wasted no time turning the first pitch he saw from Hoby Milner into a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the 10th inning. He marks the first player to hit a walk-off grand slam on Opening Day since Jim Presley in 1986 with the Mariners. Olson is coming off a successful 2019 campaign, during which he batted .267 with 36 home runs and 91 RBI.

April 14, 2020 10:56 AM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Scuffles with bat in spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 8, 2020 12:20 AM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Knocks first spring homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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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Oakland Athletics

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2018: AL Gold Glove-1B
2019: AL Gold Glove-1B