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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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Yeah but it could be at 80% if it wasn’t for that damn Hamate. 

ham ate the power, Olson at the ham, now he has even more power than before ham ate.      

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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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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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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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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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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