Matt Olson is currently one of the hottest first basemen. He has won the following awards;

  • All-Star (2021)
  • 2× Gold Glove Award (2018, 2019)
  • 3× Fielding Bible Award (2018–2020)

Olson made his professional debut with the Arizona League Athletics, as well as playing for the Vermont Lake Monsters. He appeared in 50 games, hitting.283/.352/.521 with nine home runs and 45 RBIs.

On September 12, 2016, the Athletics acquired Olson’s contract and he was called up to the big league team. He appeared in 11 games for the Raiders. Olson divides his time between Nashville and Oakland in 2017.

He had a batting average of 79 games with Nashville.

He hit.272 in 59 games with Oakland, with 23 home runs and 60 RBIs. 259 hits, 24 home runs, and 45 runs batted in. With Oakland, he hit 13 in September (a rookie high) and one in five consecutive games. In MLB history, it was tied for third-most home runs in a player’s first 65 games.

The Athletics traded Olson to the Atlanta Braves for Cristian Pache, Shea Langeliers, Joey Estes, and Ryan Cusick on March 14, 2022.

Matt Olson Stats

2021 Stats 565 101 153 39 111 4 .271 .371 .911
MLB Career Stats 2048 323 517 142 373 7 .252 .348 .859

Is Matt Olson Good?

Yes, having batted.261 and 142 home runs, Matt Olson is currently one of the hottest first basemen. He has won an All-Star Award in 2021, two Gold Gloves Awards in 2018 and 2019, and three Fielding Bible Awards in 2018 and 2020.


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