‘ST Home Run King’ Olsen, Freeman? ‘Career High Premonition’
‘Adaptation after transfer + limiting defensive shift’ is heating up Matt Olsen (29, Atlanta Braves). Olsen is preparing for the opening, boasting an unusual sense of hitting in the demonstration game.
Olsen recorded a batting average of 0.432, 8 homers, 18 RBIs, 12 runs, 19 hits, an on-base percentage of 0.519, and an OPS of 1.542 in 17 exhibition games until the 28th (Korean time).
This is the first home run in the exhibition game. Olson also walked eight while striking out 10. Although it is an exhibition game, it shows an amazing hitting feeling.
After moving to Atlanta last year, Olsen recorded a batting average of 0.240, 34 homers, 103 RBIs, 148 hits, and an on-base percentage of 0.325 OPS of 0.802 in 162 games.
He obviously boasted great power. However, Olsen also showed less than expected when it came to the accuracy of his hitting. He also struck out a whopping 170.
What to expect from Olsen in Atlanta is the 2021 season right before the transfer. At the time, Olsen had 39 home runs and an on-base percentage of 0.371 with an OPS of 0.911.안전놀이터
This is a reasonable expectation. Olsen is the player chosen instead of ‘Franchise Star’ Freddie Freeman (34). Also, he signed an eight-year, $168 million contract.
Third basemen and shortstops should now be to the left of second base on defense. Many left-handed batters will benefit from this. Olsen’s BABIP is also expected to rise significantly.
Attention is focusing on whether Olsen, who has completed adaptation to the league in his second year after transferring to Atlanta, will be able to write his career high with the advantage of a defensive shift restriction.