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Matt Olson
1B | B/T: L/R | 6' 5" 225LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2012 | Rd: C-A, #47, Oakland Athletics | Parkview HS (GA)
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 673 565 101 153 39 111 4 .271 .371 .540 .911
6 Seasons 2369 2048 323 517 142 373 7 .252 .348 .511 .859
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .271 39 111 4 .911
6 Seasons .252 142 373 7 .859

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2016 22 106 17 0 0 91.2 107.8 25.5 17.6 .181 .241 .248 .309 .224 23.5 14.3 25
2017 23 914 129 22 17.1 92.4 111 17.5 28.7 .258 .592 .411 .392 .513 48.1 27.8 10.2
2018 24 2844 419 53 12.6 93.3 113.3 18.1 35.3 .252 .501 .340 .360 .440 51.9 24.7 10.6
2019 25 2288 346 50 14.5 92.7 111.9 19.2 36.1 .273 .568 .368 .381 .482 50.3 25.2 9.3
2020 26 1002 133 17 12.8 92.3 112.5 19.6 30.1 .221 .447 .316 .336 .440 45.9 31.4 13.9
2021 27 2774 463 59 12.7 91.6 115.3 16.2 32.4 .264 .507 .379 .378 .413 48.8 16.8 13.1
Player 9928 1507 201 13.3 92.4 115.3 17.9 33.4 .257 .519 .360 .370 .445 49.4 23.4 11.5
MLB 6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .364 35.4 22 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 1583 57.2 377 322 91 43 24 0 24 51 277 .283 .269 .581 .536 .397 .390 92.1 17 20.7 11.4
2021 Breaking 835 30.2 185 153 38 21 7 0 10 51 104 .248 .223 .490 .419 .368 .347 90.7 14 30.4 18.1
2021 Offspeed 351 12.7 99 90 24 15 4 0 5 11 82 .267 .314 .478 .554 .327 .393 90.7 15 18.3 9.4
2020 Fastballs 591 59.0 142 116 24 12 2 1 9 45 71 .207 .227 .474 .467 .357 .364 92.7 25 40.5 30.0
2020 Breaking 251 25.0 53 49 7 3 1 0 3 23 26 .143 .148 .347 .348 .238 .242 89.3 17 34.0 22.8
2020 Offspeed 160 16.0 48 45 10 7 1 0 2 9 36 .222 .283 .378 .502 .281 .356 90.6 9 16.2 21.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2016 47.1 29.4 11.8 11.8 35.3 41.2 23.5 0 35.3 47.1 11.8 5.9 0
2017 40.3 31 20.2 8.5 48.8 28.7 22.5 3.9 25.6 24.8 20.9 6.2 17.1
2018 36.5 28.4 24.8 10.3 42.5 33.7 23.6 1.7 24.1 29.6 22.9 8.8 12.6
2019 33.8 30.3 26 9.8 49.7 32.1 18.2 3.8 20.2 26 23.4 9 14.5
2020 35.3 24.1 27.8 12.8 44.4 36.1 19.5 3 24.1 24.8 24.8 8.3 12.8
2021 40.4 30.2 19.7 9.7 39.5 33.7 26.8 3.9 27.4 28.5 19.7 7.8 12.7
Player 37.4 29.3 23.2 10.1 43.9 33.2 22.9 3.1 24.5 27.8 21.9 8.2 13.3
MLB 45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Splitter 1.4 1 64 2.3 18 .25 .313 .297 8 5.6 4 .348 .492 .397 40
2021 Cutter 3 6 188 6.8 52 .302 .651 .438 23.5 11.5 10.7 .317 .567 .419 42.1
2021 Changeup 0 0 286 10.3 81 .27 .514 .338 20.1 12.3 10.9 .307 .568 .392 41.8
2021 Curveball 0.4 2 402 14.5 88 .25 .458 .365 28.3 19.3 13.4 .245 .408 .354 48.2
2021 Sinker 2.6 9 333 12 89 .329 .697 .446 14.9 13.5 13.3 .254 .543 .404 49.3
2021 Slider 1.5 7 438 15.8 97 .247 .519 .376 32.6 35.1 21.8 .204 .429 .341 41.7
2021 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 1062 38.3 236 .261 .522 .383 21.8 14 10.9 .265 .526 .38 55.8
2021 N/A -3.8 0 1 0
2020 Splitter 0.9 0 13 1.3 3 .333 .333 .3 50 33.3 20 .223 .247 .202 0
2020 Curveball 0.9 1 92 9.2 20 .118 .294 .25 46.7 45 27.3 .175 .381 .3 37.5
2020 Cutter 1 1 91 9.1 21 .222 .556 .376 46.7 38.1 32 .187 .488 .335 60
2020 Sinker 3.3 4 113 11.3 27 .273 .591 .491 23.9 22.2 25 .269 .659 .442 50
2020 Slider -0.4 -1 159 15.9 33 .156 .375 .235 28.4 42.4 20.6 .134 .331 .206 38.9
2020 Changeup -1.9 -3 144 14.4 45 .214 .381 .283 13.6 17.8 22.2 .288 .52 .366 50
2020 4-Seamer 0.5 2 387 38.6 94 .184 .421 .357 43.4 33 30.7 .224 .407 .349 44.4
2020 N/A -6.6 0 3 0.3 0 0
2019 Splitter 9.6 3 32 1.4 9 .444 .778 .522 26.7 22.2 18.2 .274 .415 .296 28.6
2019 Cutter -2.8 -3 111 4.9 26 .182 .364 .302 11.8 7.7 7.1 .217 .355 .314 35
2019 Curveball 3.4 8 231 10.1 53 .3 .68 .425 29.1 32.1 19.3 .306 .642 .405 60.6
2019 Changeup 1.7 5 293 12.8 65 .271 .525 .369 21.9 24.6 21.1 .274 .609 .39 32.6
2019 Slider -1 -3 358 15.6 80 .181 .333 .266 33.8 31.3 18 .217 .417 .306 47.8
2019 Sinker 1 4 395 17.3 109 .283 .489 .397 22.8 18.3 18.2 .324 .573 .422 55.6
2019 4-Seamer 0.7 6 837 36.6 189 .281 .632 .416 32.9 29.6 22.7 .272 .631 .399 55.3
2018 Splitter -1.1 -1 68 2.4 19 .176 .412 .292 41.4 31.6 33.3 .216 .402 .307 54.5
2018 Cutter 0 0 174 6.1 34 .241 .345 .321 13.6 20.6 13.2 .296 .492 .391 45.5
2018 Curveball 1.6 6 354 12.4 71 .215 .431 .321 31.7 39.4 23 .225 .554 .356 37.8
2018 Changeup 2 6 293 10.3 80 .254 .493 .369 22.7 13.8 13.9 .283 .565 .397 51.7
2018 Slider 1.1 5 411 14.5 98 .247 .482 .369 37.9 32.7 21.5 .251 .523 .376 49.1
2018 Sinker 0 0 601 21.1 150 .302 .457 .375 17.9 14 14.4 .282 .435 .358 54.1
2018 4-Seamer -0.5 -4 924 32.5 202 .227 .459 .332 31.4 28.2 20.2 .226 .509 .345 56
2018 Knuckleball 5.6 0 2 0.1
2017 Knuckleball 5.9 0 6 0.7 3 .333 .333 .3 0 0 .165 .4 .241 66.7
2017 Splitter 4.1 1 26 2.8 8 .375 .75 .475 38.5 0 0 .294 .556 .354 50
2017 Cutter 1.6 1 46 5 15 .182 .727 .453 28.6 33.3 22.7 .213 .727 .463 33.3
2017 Changeup -2.5 -2 84 9.2 21 .19 .333 .224 25.7 38.1 28.6 .215 .284 .212 38.5
2017 Curveball 5.8 8 131 14.3 25 .435 .957 .592 40 36 18.8 .369 .887 .529 57.1
2017 Slider 1.1 1 115 12.6 31 .222 .333 .3 34 29 22.5 .244 .428 .335 50
2017 Sinker 2.2 4 200 21.9 46 .262 .762 .443 25.7 15.2 11.7 .279 .667 .416 40
2017 4-Seamer 0 0 304 33.3 66 .222 .704 .435 36 33.3 27.8 .229 .599 .404 56.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 28 106 -2 -1 1 1 -1
2017 215 912 12 -12 7 7 13
2018 659 2852 -6 -24 28 14 12
2019 532 2266 6 -12 16 11 21
2020 271 1118 7 -21 13 5 5
2021 661 2774 10 -31 26 18 23
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2016 106 40.6 51.2 81.8 20.6 53.8 52.8 28.6 33 28.6 5.7 66.7
2017 914 45.6 69 72.8 25 56.5 41.4 26.4 45 31.9 5.6 78.4
2018 2844 48.6 69.2 75.7 21 60 43.3 24.8 44.4 27.5 7.3 81.1
2019 2288 48.7 67 73 25 66.7 42.8 21.4 45.4 28.1 7 73.9
2020 1002 47.8 67.6 70.1 19.9 48.1 41.1 24.1 42.7 34.8 8 82.5
2021 2774 48.2 72.2 81.6 23.7 62.9 41.3 27.9 47 23 7.6 83.9
Player 9928 48.1 69.2 76.1 22.9 61 42.3 25 45.1 27.4 7.2 80.2
MLB 48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2016 14
2017 12
2018 86 54 90 94 72 94 91 98 99 25 75 29 29 85
2019 92 79 96 96 83 90 94 96 98 27 57 23 36 93
2020 60 18 63 80 55 84 84 91 82 9 86 8 28 23
2021 90 68 84 85 93 94 82 87 87 76 92 64 28 63
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.7 36 36.5 -1 14 23 18 50
2020 24.3 16 15.7 0 3 9 8 50
2021 24.5 39 37.2 2 10 27 17 43.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 36 38 42 37 41 35 36 42 36 36 44 39 25 31 34 39 33 43 31 38 23 32 32 41 38 41 40 33 41 30 44
2020 16 15 18 17 17 16 0 17 16 12 16 17 12 13 16 17 13 15 15 17 11 16 17 17 17 17 16 16 14 17 17
2021 39 38 40 39 43 34 37 44 34 35 41 42 28 32 33 44 29 43 34 39 25 34 37 37 39 44 41 33 40 33 44
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 91.2 92.4 1.2 93.3 0.9 92.7 -0.6 92.3 -0.4 91.6 -0.7
Launch Angle 25.5 17.5 -8 18.1 0.6 19.2 1.1 19.6 0.4 16.2 -3.4
Barrel % 0 17.1 17.1 12.6 -4.5 14.5 1.9 12.8 -1.7 12.7 -0.1
Hard Hit % 23.5 48.1 24.6 51.9 3.8 50.3 -1.6 45.9 -4.4 48.8 2.9
Sweet Spot % 17.6 28.7 11.1 35.3 6.6 36.1 0.8 30.1 -6 32.4 2.3
xBA .181 .258 0.077 .252 -0.006 .273 0.021 .221 -0.052 .264 0.043
BA .095 .259 0.164 .247 -0.012 .267 0.02 .195 -0.072 .271 0.076
xwOBA .309 .392 0.083 .36 -0.032 .381 0.021 .336 -0.045 .378 0.042
wOBA .248 .411 0.163 .34 -0.071 .368 0.028 .316 -0.052 .379 0.063
xSLG .241 .592 0.351 .501 -0.091 .568 0.067 .447 -0.121 .507 0.06
SLG .143 .651 0.508 .453 -0.198 .545 0.092 .424 -0.121 .54 0.116
K% 14.3 27.8 13.5 24.7 -3.1 25.2 0.5 31.4 6.2 16.8 -14.6
BB% 25 10.2 -14.8 10.6 0.4 9.3 -1.3 13.9 4.6 13.1 -0.8
Swing % 33 45 12 44.4 -0.6 45.4 1 42.7 -2.7 47 4.3
Whiff% 28.6 31.9 3.3 27.5 -4.4 28.1 0.6 34.8 6.7 23 -11.8
In Zone % 40.6 45.6 5 48.6 3 48.7 0.1 47.8 -0.9 48.2 0.4
Out of Zone % 59.4 54.4 -5 51.4 -3 51.3 -0.1 52.2 0.9 51.8 -0.4
Out of Zone Swing % 20.6 25 4.4 21 -4 25 4 19.9 -5.1 23.7 3.8
First Pitch Swing % 28.6 26.4 -2.2 24.8 -1.6 21.4 -3.4 24.1 2.7 27.9 3.8
First Pitch Strike % 64.3 56.9 -7.4 54.1 -2.8 55.8 1.7 53.1 -2.7 53.9 0.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 L 28 11 39.3 .244 .256
2017 L 215 116 54.0 .473 .357
2018 L 656 397 60.5 .309 .361
2019 L 529 459 86.8 .419 .360
2020 L 241 214 88.8 .558 .285
2021 L 661 599 90.6 .352 .381

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