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Futures Game aside, A's Matt Olson focused on making MLB debut

Oakland Athletics prospect Matt Olson picked up a single in the SiriusXM All-Star Future Game on Sunday, but he isn't too concerned with his participation in that exhibition game. Rather, he's focused on showing his employers that he's getting closer to being a viable option for a promotion.  Olson, the A's current #1 prospect, maintains a level head even as he's lavished with personal...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

A's Nunez, Olson to take part in All-Star Futures Game

Two of the Oakland Athletics' top prospects were named to the Futures Game roster on Thursday and will take part in the game on Sunday, July 12 - ahead of All-Star Week festivities at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park.First baseman Matt Olson, 21, the club's #1 prospect, and 21-year-old corner infielder Renato Nunez, their #4 prospect will represent the organization in the game...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Prospects to watch in 2015

The Oakland A’s have acquired numerous young players this offseason and their prospect pool has grown exponentially. Some of these prospects are already on the 40-man roster while some are non-roster invitees for spring training. So, lets go back to the minor leagues and see who are the prospective players for watch for 2015. Matt Olson Olson is the Oakland A’s number one prospect...
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Olson’s Pop, Porter, McClendon, Carter, Dahl, Beimel Revival

Matt Olson epitomizes power and patience. The 20-year-old Oakland Athletics prospect leads the California League in home runs (36) and walks (116). Playing first base for the Stockton Ports, he has a .260/.403/.540 slash line going into the final two days of the minor league season. Olson has fanned 136 times, but he projects as […]
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

On the Farm, Week 21: Secret Slugger, Matt Olson

I am not a scout. Since I am not a scout sometimes it’s tough for me to see what scouts like or don’t like about certain players. Recently, D.J. Peterson was someone I have been very high on from the get-go who never attained top 50 prospect status. Matt Olson is the latest player that I love that doesn’t crack any major lists top 100 despite his 36 HRs at the A+ Stockton Ports...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Wednesday, July 9th: Matt Olson’s 25th HR & 4 RBIs Help Ports Win while Cats Come Out Victorious in Tommy Milone’s First Start

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports First Baseman Matt Olson (HR / Double / 4 RBIs)   CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A) Modesto Nuts      3 Stockton Ports  5 WP – Sanchez 3-0 / 3.12 HR – Olson (25), Walsh (1) Farmhand Of The Game: First Baseman Matt Olson (Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs) Slugger Matt Olson carried the day for Stockton on Wednesday night. The big first baseman...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday, June 27th: Ben McQuown’s HR Gives Vermont Walk-Off Win in 11th while Matt Olson Slugs His 23rd HR for Stockton

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Outfielder Ben McQuown (3 for 5 / Home Run)   NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE  (Class-A Short-Season) Lowell Spinners                    7 Vermont Lake Monsters  8 WP – McMullen 1-0 / 0.00 HR – McQuown (1) Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Ben McQuown (3 for 5 / Home Run) With the game tied in the bottom of the 11th, center fielder...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Sunday, June 22nd: Justin Higley’s Inside-The-Park Grand Slam Leads Vermont to Victory, While Matt Olson’s 2 HRs Help Stockton Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Designated Hitter Justin Higley (Inside-The-Park Grand Slam)   NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE  (Class-A Short-Season) Connecticut Tigers                 7 Vermont Lake Monsters  10 WP – Cruzado 1-0 / 2.70 HR – Higley (3) Farmhand Of The Game: Designated Hitter Justin Higley (Inside-The-Park Grand Slam) Lake Monsters designated...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Thursday, June 19th: Ports Win in a Walk-Off Behind Matt Olson’s Big Bat as Dan Straily Gets Shelled in Cats Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports First Baseman Matt Olson (5 for 6 / 2 Home Runs / Double / 5 RBIs)   CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A) Bakersfield Blaze  7 Stockton Ports    8 WP – Sanburn 2-1 / 3.18 HR – Olson 2 (17), Nunez (10) Farmhand Of The Game: First Baseman Matt Olson (5 for 6 / 2 Home Runs / Double / 5 RBIs) First baseman Matt Olson had a huge night in Stockton’s...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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