|Current Team:||Oakland Athletics|
|Birth Day:||March 29, 1994|
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He was drafted in the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft by the Oakland Athletics.
Matt Olson plays for the team Oakland Athletics
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Olson is the second son of Scott and Lee Olson. His older brother, Zachary Olson, pitched for the Harvard Crimson. Olson attended Parkview High School in Lilburn, Georgia, where he played first base and pitched for the Parkview Panthers, leading them to back-to-back state championships in 2011 and 2012. Olson finished his high school career with a .431 batting average, 44 doubles, 45 home runs, 168 RBIs, and a fielding percentage over 0.980. He holds the Parkview High School and Gwinnett County records for wins and RBIs. His jersey, number 21, was retired by Parkview High School in February of 2019. After graduating high school with honors in 2012, Olson was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft. He had committed to play college baseball at Vanderbilt University, but ultimately decided to forego his commitment to the Commodores and signed with Oakland.
Olson made his professional debut that season for the Arizona League Athletics and also played for the Vermont Lake Monsters that season. In total, he played in 50 games and hit .282/.352/.521 with nine home runs and 45 RBIs. In 2013, Olson played for the Beloit Snappers. In 134 games, he hit .225/.326/.435, but still hit 23 home runs while driving in 93 RBIs.
The Athletics purchased Olson's contract on September 12, 2016, and he was called up to the major league club. He played in 11 games for Oakland.
In 2017, Olson split time between Nashville and Oakland. In 79 games for Nashville he batted .272 with 23 home runs and 60 RBIs, and in 59 games for Oakland, he hit .259 with 24 home runs and 45 RBIs. With Oakland he hit 13 in the month of September (a rookie record) and one in five straight games. It was tied for third-most home runs in a player's first 65 career games in MLB history.
In 2019, he batted .267/.351/.545. On defense, he had a 13 Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) rating, the best in the major leagues among first basemen. He received his second consecutive Gold Glove Award for his defensive performance.
Currently, Matt Olson is 27 years, 5 months and 20 days old. Matt Olson will celebrate 28th birthday on a Tuesday 29th of March 2022.
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