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

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

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 295 255 48 76 20 53 1 .298 .376 .604 .980
6 Seasons 1991 1738 270 440 123 315 4 .253 .344 .515 .859
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .298 20 53 1 .980
6 Seasons .253 123 315 4 .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 48 13.9 92.6 111.9 19.3 35.5 .268 .552 .368 .374 .471 50.2 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 1165 209 32 15.3 93 115.3 16.9 33.5 .281 .583 .414 .408 .454 50.2 16.2 10.7
8319 1253 172 13.7 92.8 115.3 18.4 33.6 .257 .527 .362 .371 .456 49.7 24.6 10.8
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 8.4




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 645 55.4 169 143 48 23 12 0 13 21 126 .336 .294 .692 .653 .456 .445 94.4 18 21.8 12.0
2021 Breaking 391 33.6 80 69 15 8 3 0 4 21 48 .217 .211 .435 .382 .333 .312 89.4 14 30.2 16.3
2021 Offspeed 129 11.1 40 39 13 7 3 0 3 5 35 .333 .359 .641 .687 .401 .442 91.6 15 16.7 13.5
2020 Fastballs 589 58.8 142 116 24 12 2 1 9 45 71 .207 .227 .474 .467 .357 .364 92.7 25 40.5 30.2
2020 Breaking 253 25.2 53 49 7 3 1 0 3 23 26 .143 .148 .347 .348 .238 .242 89.3 17 34.0 22.5
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 42.7 33.7 23.6 1.7 24.1 29.6 22.9 8.8 12.6
2019 33.8 30.3 26 9.8 49.4 32.1 18.2 3.8 19.9 26 23.4 9 13.9
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 38.3 32.1 20.6 9.1 41.1 33.5 25.4 3.3 26.3 29.2 17.7 8.1 15.3
36.5 29.4 24.1 10.1 45 33 21.9 2.9 23.6 27.8 22 8.4 13.7
45.2 22.2 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 -1.5 0 26 2.2 9 .222 .333 .239 9.1 0 0 .361 .487 .361 44.4
2021 Cutter 5.3 4 84 7.2 22 .389 .667 .464 29.5 13.6 11.5 .352 .591 .427 68.8
2021 Changeup 2.6 3 102 8.8 31 .367 .733 .448 18.2 16.1 16.7 .359 .747 .466 42.3
2021 Curveball -1.3 -2 175 15 37 .161 .161 .235 26.8 21.6 14.3 .2 .273 .285 39.1
2021 Sinker 2 3 131 11.2 39 .419 .774 .509 25.4 17.9 25.9 .237 .489 .422 50
2021 Slider 3.2 7 216 18.5 43 .263 .658 .417 32.3 30.2 17.8 .219 .47 .337 40
2021 4-Seamer 1.7 7 430 36.9 108 .298 .67 .444 19.2 10.2 9 .301 .718 .458 56
2021 N/A -4.1 0 1 0.1
2020 Splitter 0.9 0 13 1.3 3 .333 .333 .3 50 33.3 20 .223 .247 .202 0
2020 Curveball 1 1 91 9.1 20 .118 .294 .25 48.3 45 27.3 .175 .381 .3 37.5
2020 Cutter 0.9 1 89 8.9 21 .222 .556 .376 46.7 38.1 33.3 .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 -1 162 16.2 33 .156 .375 .235 27.9 42.4 20.3 .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 8.4 3 31 1.4 8 .375 .75 .475 28.6 25 18.2 .268 .426 .294 33.3
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 1.8 5 287 12.5 65 .271 .525 .369 22.2 24.6 21.1 .274 .609 .39 32.6
2019 Slider -1.8 -6 354 15.5 78 .169 .282 .238 34.2 32.1 18.5 .206 .367 .281 46.7
2019 Sinker 0.7 3 395 17.3 111 .277 .479 .39 23 18.9 19.1 .317 .561 .414 54.8
2019 4-Seamer 0.6 5 831 36.3 186 .28 .619 .412 33 29.6 22.4 .272 .622 .396 55.4
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 0.3 0 171 6 33 .25 .357 .33 13.9 21.2 13.7 .307 .51 .403 47.6
2018 Curveball 1.6 6 350 12.3 71 .215 .431 .321 31.7 39.4 23 .225 .554 .356 37.8
2018 Changeup 2 6 291 10.2 80 .254 .493 .369 22.7 13.8 13.9 .283 .565 .397 51.7
2018 Slider 1.1 5 409 14.4 98 .247 .482 .369 37.9 32.7 21.5 .251 .523 .376 49.1
2018 Sinker -0.1 -1 601 21.1 149 .289 .445 .365 18 14.1 14.2 .273 .426 .352 53.7
2018 4-Seamer -0.4 -4 914 32.1 199 .229 .464 .334 31.7 28.6 20.6 .228 .514 .347 56.1
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 528 2249 4 -14 15 11 16
2020 271 1118 7 -21 13 5 5
2021 289 1165 6 -5 12 8 21
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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 41.5 52.3 82.6 19.4 50 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 67.1 72.8 25 66.4 42.9 21.4 45.4 28.1 7.1 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 1165 49.3 71.6 80 22 63.8 38.7 26.8 46.4 23.5 9.3 85.2
8319 48.2 68.6 74.7 22.5 60.6 42.2 24.3 44.7 28.4 7.4 79.8
48.4 66.7 82.1 28.4 58.7 42.6 29 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.8

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 89
2019 89 71 92 94 80 88 93 96 98 27 57 23 36 96
2020 61 18 64 80 54 84 84 91 82 9 86 8 28 38
2021 96 83 95 97 85 98 92 95 87 84 69 64 27 35
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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 33.7 2 14 22 16 44.4
2020 24.3 16 15.6 0 3 9 8 50
2021 24.1 20 18.2 2 8 12 9 45

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 36 37 38 37 39 32 34 38 35 32 42 36 20 29 33 37 31 32 28 34 23 29 31 39 36 38 37 31 36 27 41
2020 16 15 18 17 17 16 16 17 16 12 16 17 12 13 16 16 13 15 16 16 13 16 17 16 16 16 16 16 14 17 17
2021 20 20 20 20 20 16 18 21 20 19 20 18 13 14 17 20 13 20 18 20 13 17 18 19 18 19 18 18 23 16 20
! 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 92.6 -0.7 92.3 -0.3 93 0.7
Launch Angle 25.5 17.5 -8 18.1 0.6 19.3 1.2 19.6 0.3 16.9 -2.7
Barrel % 0 17.1 17.1 12.6 -4.5 13.9 1.3 12.8 -1.1 15.3 2.5
Hard Hit % 23.5 48.1 24.6 51.9 3.8 50.2 -1.7 45.9 -4.3 50.2 4.3
Sweet Spot % 17.6 28.7 11.1 35.3 6.6 35.5 0.2 30.1 -5.4 33.5 3.4
xBA .181 .258 0.077 .252 -0.006 .268 0.016 .221 -0.047 .281 0.06
BA .095 .259 0.164 .247 -0.012 .267 0.02 .195 -0.072 .303 0.108
xwOBA .309 .392 0.083 .36 -0.032 .374 0.014 .336 -0.038 .408 0.072
wOBA .248 .411 0.163 .34 -0.071 .368 0.028 .316 -0.052 .414 0.098
xSLG .241 .592 0.351 .501 -0.091 .552 0.051 .447 -0.105 .583 0.136
SLG .143 .651 0.508 .453 -0.198 .545 0.092 .424 -0.121 .614 0.19
K% 14.3 27.8 13.5 24.7 -3.1 25.2 0.5 31.4 6.2 16.2 -15.2
BB% 25 10.2 -14.8 10.6 0.4 9.3 -1.3 13.9 4.6 10.7 -3.2
Swing % 33 45 12 44.4 -0.6 45.4 1 42.7 -2.7 46.4 3.7
Whiff% 28.6 31.9 3.3 27.5 -4.4 28.1 0.6 34.8 6.7 23.5 -11.3
In Zone % 41.5 45.6 4.1 48.6 3 48.7 0.1 47.8 -0.9 49.3 1.5
Out of Zone % 58.5 54.4 -4.1 51.4 -3 51.3 -0.1 52.2 0.9 50.7 -1.5
Out of Zone Swing % 19.4 25 5.6 21 -4 25 4 19.9 -5.1 22 2.1
First Pitch Swing % 28.6 26.4 -2.2 24.8 -1.6 21.4 -3.4 24.1 2.7 26.8 2.7
First Pitch Strike % 64.3 56.9 -7.4 54.1 -2.8 55.8 1.7 53.1 -2.7 52.9 -0.2
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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 526 459 87.3 .386 .360
2020 L 239 212 88.7 .558 .284
2021 L 289 272 94.1 .605 .403

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