Top Tier

Matt Olson, 1B, OAK – He is on an absolute tear in the last eight games with five multi-hit efforts and five home runs with 12 RBI over that span. He has raised his batting average 32 points in the last eight days. His hard-hit rate of 41.1% and his wOBA of .422 are both as impressive as his .998 OPS for the season. He is also hitting .330 on the road which is great for when they travel to Texas tonight to face Kyle Gibson. Don’t get me wrong, to this point, Gibson is having a fantastic season. However, nothing in his history suggests that his 2.09 ERA can last long term. It was over 5.00 last season and near 4.50 for his career. Olson is 7-14 against Gibson in his career with three home runs. Gibson is pitching well, but...