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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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