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28 Matt Olson 1B

Oakland Athletics

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
98%89%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
393.179960
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019OAK1274837312936915113800.351.545.267
2020OAK10334516101200.349.242.152

Player Updates

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).

September 29, 2019 01:04 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Sitting out finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 28, 2019 01:08 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Leaves yard in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 18, 2019 01:24 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Belts 35th round tripper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 17, 2019 03:00 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Another pair of RBI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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).

September 15, 2019 12:56 AM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Homers for third straight game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 14, 2019 02:40 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Leaves yard again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 13, 2019 03:00 AM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Slugs 32nd homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 12, 2019 01:24 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Timely hitting continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 11, 2019 08:08 AM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Goes yard twice in rout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 2-for-4 with a walk, two home runs, three runs scored and four RBI in Tuesday's 21-7 rout of the Astros.

The first baseman was right at the heart of an A's attack that tied the franchise record for hits in a game with 25, while also tying the club's season highs in runs and homers (six). Olson now has 31 long balls on the year, joining Mark McGwire and Jason Giambi as the only first basemen in Oakland history with multiple 30-HR campaigns.

September 8, 2019 09:28 AM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Matches career high in homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 4-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, two runs, and a walk in Saturday's 10-2 win over the Tigers.

The monster night began as Olson scored the tying run in the fourth inning on a Ramon Laureano single. He then homered off Tigers starter Jordan Zimmermann in the fifth inning and added his two-run single in the sixth. The first baseman is on a 10-game hitting streak, batting .390 (16-for-41) with three homers, seven RBI and 10 runs scored in that span. For the year, Olson is slashing .275/.359/.544, matching his career high with 29 homers and adding 73 RBI and 61 runs in 108 games.

September 2, 2019 01:36 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Blasts 28th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Yankees on Sunday.

Olson extended his hitting streak to five games with his second homer over that span. The 25-year-old also has a pair of doubles during that stretch as he continues to add to an extra-base hit tally that currently stands at an impressive 48 over 439 plate appearances.

September 1, 2019 12:08 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Reaches base five times in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, two walks and two RBI in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Yankees in 11 innings.

Olson has now reached base in all but three of his 11 plate appearances through the first two games of the series in New York. He'll look to stay hot while sticking in the lineup in the series finale Sunday, though he'll draw a lefty-on-lefty matchup with southpaw J.A. Happ on the bump for the Yankees.

August 31, 2019 01:08 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Doubles, scores twice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs in a win over the Yankees on Friday.

Olson's multi-hit effort was his 10th of August, pushing his average to .319 (15-for-47) over his last 12 games. The 25-year-old slugger's current .264 season average is his highest since May 9, while his 19 RBI in August is just one short of his best monthly total this season.

August 27, 2019 02:16 PM
Athletics' Matt Olson: Smacks timely double
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olson went 3-for-4 with a two-run double, a walk and two runs in a win over the Royals on Monday.

Olson has been racking up multi-hit efforts during what is his second straight solid month at the plate. The slugging first baseman has an impressive 23 hits overall during August. Olson has boosted his season average 17 points to .264 since the calendar flipped to July, and following Monday's production, his slugging percentage sits at .529, the second-highest mark of his career.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Tampa Bay2273 .464 .773 .318
vs Dunn (Career)000000
vs RHP3269425 .380 .577 .288
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020OAK12396739121300.179.372.4100.783
2019OAK1274837312936915113800.267.351.5440.895
2018OAK1625808514329847016321.247.335.4530.788
2017OAK5918933492445226000.259.352.6511.003
2016OAK112132007400.095.321.1430.464
Total37113122003309222916237821.252.344.5090.853
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020OAK12001600000
2019OAK1272602631012711
2018OAK162330263208313
2017OAK592012300516
2016OAK1110300001
Total37162066830251131
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:
3/29/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Atlanta, GA
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Oakland Athletics
College:

MLB Experience:
5
Awards:

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