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Matt Olson 2019 Outlook

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Another year of seasoning brings what for 2019?

 

People were pegging this guy as a super breakout candidate last year thinking he would hit over 40 homers. 

Do we see that happening this year?

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His Statcast numbers from last year are dreamy. 93.1 average exit velocity and 51.8% hard hit rate, both among the best in the league. And a 17.8 degree average launch angle. There is definitely 40+ HR potential in that bat.

 

Does he get there this year? I don’t know. But with his ADP around 100 I think it’s worth a shot. At that spot you’re only paying for a modest improvement on last season.

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If he could hit Lefties better, I think 40HR would certainly be attainable.

 

But if he is going to show little power against Lefties, I think 35HR is a realistic ceiling.  He gets his ISO against lefties above .150, then I am all on-board the 40+HR possibility.

 

If your looking for another 40+HR hitter for Oakland, I think Matt Chapman is going to get there before Olson.  He has far less platoon splits, and is a few adjustments away from easy 35-40 HR power, as soon as next year.

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On 2/4/2019 at 11:17 AM, Hellgrammite said:

If your looking for another 40+HR hitter for Oakland, I think Matt Chapman is going to get there before Olson.  He has far less platoon splits, and is a few adjustments away from easy 35-40 HR power, as soon as next year.

 

I'll end up owning both of the Oakland Matts in as many leagues as I can. I think Olson is some good luck away from being a premier slugger, and Chapman is a small launch angle adjustment away from clearing 35 homers with ease.

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I just snagged Olsen in the 8th round of a 14 team league.

Is it me or is he going waaaaay too low. I don't get it. IS it because he plays for the A's?

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30 minutes ago, clarkevii said:

I just snagged Olsen in the 8th round of a 14 team league.

Is it me or is he going waaaaay too low. I don't get it. IS it because he plays for the A's?

A's, doesn't steal, lacks a good .AVG. 

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He apparently left the game in Japan with a hand injury.  Any news on the severity?

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8 minutes ago, Blood Brother said:

 

Hope it’s not a hamate. Certainly seems like that.

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3 minutes ago, Magoo said:

Hope it’s not a hamate. Certainly seems like that.

Great😩 See ya in 2 months

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2 hours ago, reichl555 said:

Great😩 See ya in 2 months

Even if he comes back, he's probably a shell of himself. So let's pray it ain't hamate, but it doesn't sound good.

Last year I lost Lamb in the first week, and now Olson.

Luck of a smurf.

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Utterly ridiculous - loved Olson this year, especially at a shallow position.  Ugh..............

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22 hours ago, papasmurf said:

Even if he comes back, he's probably a shell of himself. So let's pray it ain't hamate, but it doesn't sound good.

Last year I lost Lamb in the first week, and now Olson.

Luck of a smurf.

Have they announced anything?  I couldn’t find it.

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Not yet. Hamate is just speculation but usually a hand injury on a swing like that is hamate. Just hope it's not fractured.

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Ugh.  Was hoping there would be an update.  Still waiting, I guess, until he's checked out back in the States.

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Hopefully just a sprained wrist atp. Out a couple days. 🤞

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And we have to wait until they play again to IL him...

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Sucks. Even when he comes back, Hamate injuries zap power, so you won’t even get the power number you were expecting from him this season. 

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Just now, shirazmuz said:

Sucks. Even when he comes back, Hamate injuries zap power, so you won’t even get the power number you were expecting from him this season. 

Agreed...will drop when my IL list gets full...which should be in a few weeks

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2 hours ago, chud12 said:

Hopefully just a sprained wrist atp. Out a couple days. 🤞

 

My post should now be burned. 🤮🤮

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30 minutes ago, shirazmuz said:

Sucks. Even when he comes back, Hamate injuries zap power, so you won’t even get the power number you were expecting from him this season. 

 

that depends on the player.

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