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28 Matt Olson 1B

Oakland Athletics

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Key Stats
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Player Updates

May 4, 2021 01:44 AM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Goes deep in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run, a double and an additional run scored in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

Olson made a surprising return to the lineup after missing three games earlier this week due to an eye contusion, but he saw the ball well Sunday and recorded his fifth multi-hit game over his last eight contests. The 27-year-old is hitting .352 (12-for-34) with three homers and seven RBI during that eight-game stretch.

May 2, 2021 02:24 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Makes surprise return to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson (eye) will start at first base and bat cleanup Sunday against the Orioles.

Manager Bob Melvin said a day earlier that Olson would likely remain out through the weekend due to an eye contusion, but the 27-year-old's vision has apparently improved enough for him to check back into the lineup for the series finale. With Olson back in action after missing the previous three games, Seth Brown will move back into a reserve role.

May 2, 2021 01:36 AM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Unlikely to return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Bob Melvin said Saturday that he would "doubt" Olson (eye) returns to the lineup Sunday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Olson has already been ruled out for Saturday's matchup against Baltimore, but he was able to take some groundballs and take some swings in the cage prior to the game. If Olson is held out Sunday, Seth Brown or Mitch Moreland could fill in at first base once again.

May 1, 2021 01:40 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Remains on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson (eye) isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against Baltimore.

Olson will be out of the lineup for a third straight game as he continues to deal with an eye injury that he sustained during batting practice Thursday. Seth Brown will start at first base and bat sixth.

April 30, 2021 07:12 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Not in lineup Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson (eye) isn't starting Friday's game against the Orioles, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

Olson has been dealing with an eye issue since he suffered an injury during batting practice Thursday, and he'll be out of the lineup for a second straight day. Mitch Moreland will start at first base while Jed Lowrie shifts to DH and Tony Kemp enters the lineup at the keystone.

April 29, 2021 04:36 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: X-rays negative
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson underwent an X-ray on his eye Wednesday that revealed no broken bones, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Olson suffered an eye injury during batting practice prior to Thursday's game against the Rays and was scratched from the lineup as a result. However, he was diagnosed with a bruise after his X-ray. It appears as though Olson has avoided a major injury, although it's not yet clear whether he could return for Friday's series opener against Baltimore.

April 29, 2021 02:08 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Dealing with eye injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson isn't in Thursday's lineup against the Rays due to an eye injury, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Olson was a late scratch from Thursday's lineup, and manager Bob Melvin revealed that the first baseman hit a ball in batting practice that ricocheted off his eye. He'll have an X-ray, the results of which should give us a better idea of his prognosis.

April 29, 2021 02:04 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Scratched from lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson was scratched from the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rays for undisclosed reasons.

Whether Olson is dealing with something that will require an extended absence remains to be seen. Mitch Moreland will enter the lineup as his replacement, batting sixth and playing first base.

April 28, 2021 04:08 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Keeps hitting in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 2-for-4 with a double and a run in a loss to the Rays on Tuesday.

Olson had experienced a rare, brief downturn at the plate over the last two games while going hitless in eight at-bats with four strikeouts. However, the slugging first baseman heated right back up Tuesday, racking up his fourth multi-hit effort in his last six games, a stretch that includes four extra-base hits (two doubles, two home runs).

April 25, 2021 10:12 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Drives in two Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a walk in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Orioles.

Olson is having a monster start in 2021, slashing .338/.413/.667 with six home runs and 17 RBI in 18 games. The Athletics' offense is on a tear right now, winning 13 games in a row and Olson leads the team in hits, home runs, RBI and OPS. The 27-year-old also holds an active nine-game hitting streak.

April 21, 2021 11:12 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Goes yard twice against Twins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI in Wednesday's 13-12 extra-inning win over the Twins.

The first baseman went yard twice against Kenta Maeda, helping to chase the right-hander from the game after only three innings. Olson has been on fire lately, hitting safely in seven straight games and going 11-for-26 (.423) with five homers and nine RBI.

April 21, 2021 11:52 AM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Mashes grand slam Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in a 7-0 win during the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Twins.

The first baseman supplied a little more power in the nightcap, going 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Olson has hit safely in six straight games, and he's now slashing .288/.377/.577 with four homers and 12 RBI through 15 contests.

April 17, 2021 11:48 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Goes deep Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs scored in Saturday's 7-0 win over the Tigers.

Olson got the Athletics on the board with a 438-foot shot to right field in the first inning -- one of three long balls Oakland hit off Detroit starter Casey Mize. He is tied for the team lead with three home runs and has also knocked in eight runs. Olson has gone 8-for-20 with all three of his homers over his past six games.

April 16, 2021 11:24 AM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Smashes solo home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 1-for-4 with a solo homer, two walks and two runs in Thursday's win over the Tigers.

The 27-year-old smashed his second home run of the year off Buck Farmer in the fifth inning. Olson is currently slashing .235/.357/.441 -- an improvement over last season's miserable .195/.310/.424 line, but still a far cry from what we saw from him in the last three full MLB campaigns. That said, he's trimmed his strikeout rate and is still drawing walks at a healthy clip, so there's cause for optimism here.

April 16, 2021 10:04 AM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Returns to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson (thumb) is starting Thursday's game against the Tigers.

Olson sat out Tuesday's series finale against the Diamondbacks due to a bruised left thumb, but he'll start at first base and bat fifth against Detroit on Thursday. He's off to a cold start this season, slashing .226/.324/.355 with a home run and six RBI in nine games.

April 13, 2021 02:32 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Riding pine Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson (thumb) is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Just as manager Bob Melvin suggested would be the case following Monday's win, Olson will head to the bench for the series finale due to a bruised left thumb. The Athletics are hopeful that with the benefit of a team off day Wednesday, Olson will be ready to play in Oakland's four-game home series with Detroit, which begins Thursday. With Mitch Moreland (hamstring) also sitting out Tuesday, the Athletics will turn to Seth Brown to cover first base.

April 13, 2021 12:00 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Unlikely to play Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said after Monday's 9-5 win over the Diamondbacks that Olson (thumb) probably won't play in Tuesday's series finale in Arizona, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

Per Alex Coffey of The Athletic, Oakland is viewing Olson as day-to-day after he exited Monday's contest with a left thumb contusion. He sustained the injury when he was struck by a pitch during a seventh-inning plate appearance. Initial X-rays have already ruled out any structural damage, but Olson may need a day or two for the pain to subside. Oakland has an off day Wednesday before kicking off a four-game home series with the Tigers on Thursday.

April 13, 2021 02:48 AM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Day-to-day with contusion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson is considered day-to-day with a left thumb contusion, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Olson was plunked on his left hand in the seventh inning of Monday's game and was lifted in the eighth. Fortunately, it sounds like he avoided a serious injury, with Rubin reporting that there is nothing broken. Mitch Moreland is dealing with a hamstring injury, so Seth Brown could get more run if Olson is forced to miss additional time.

April 13, 2021 12:56 AM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Leaves game after HBP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson left Monday's game after he was hit on his left hand by a pitch in the seventh inning, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Olson stayed in the game initially but was lifted before the bottom of the eighth inning. Seth Brown replaced Olson at first base. Olson went 0-for-2 with an RBI and a strikeout prior to exiting.

April 10, 2021 01:32 AM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Drives in three
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in a victory over the Astros on Friday.

Olson broke a 1-1 tie in the eighth inning, crushing a 414-foot shot to right field with a pair of runners on base. The first baseman entered the game having gone 0-for-11 over his past three games, and Friday's effort pushed his average up to .240 for the campaign.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
05/09vs TBL 3-43010010
05/08vs TBW 6-32000020
05/07vs TBW 2-14000000
05/06vs TORL 4-104110100
05/05vs TORL 4-93100010
05/04vs TORW 4-14000000
05/03vs TORW 5-43000010
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021OAK291061628720112501.264.342.5280.870
2020OAK6021028411442347710.195.310.4240.734
2019OAK1274837312936915113800.267.351.5440.895
2018OAK1625808514329847016321.247.335.4530.788
2017OAK5918933492445226000.259.352.6511.003
2016OAK112132007400.095.321.1430.464
Total448158923839211028219546732.247.339.5020.840
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021OAK29705610204
2020OAK60418900122
2019OAK1272602631012711
2018OAK162330263208313
2017OAK592012300516
2016OAK1110300001
Total44873179740281337
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2012R-Azl Athletics461772950161841164600.282.345.520
2012ASX-Vermont Lake Monster4113300143400.273.438.545
2013AFX-Beloit Snappers1344816910832023937214843.225.326.434
2014AFA-Stockton Ports138512111134311379711713720.262.404.543
2015AA-Midland Rockhounds13346682116370177510513951.249.388.438
2016AAA-Nashville1314646910934117607113210.235.335.422
2017AAA-Nashville Sounds7929456801612360458330.272.367.568
2019AAA-Las Vegas Aviators5223400121300.182.250.318
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/230
Birthdate:
03/29/1994
Age:
27
Hometown:
Atlanta, GA
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Oakland Athletics
College:

MLB Experience:
3
Awards:

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