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Athletics prospect Matt Olson hot in Double-A

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Oakland Athletics prospect Matt Olson is on a hot streak for the Midland RockHounds in the Double-A Texas League. He's hitting .343 in his last 10 games but the hot streak extends past that: in his last 38 games, he is hitting .291/.378/.468 with five homers, 19 walks, and 38 strikeouts in 141 at-bats.

His overall line now stands at .245/.381/.420 with 13 homers, 27 doubles, 84 walks, and 113 strikeouts in 376 at-bats over 107 games. That may not look outstanding at first glance but is actually quite solid by Texas League standards, his wRC+ parsing out at 125. He's just 21, more than three years younger than average for the level of competition.

Drafted in the supplemental first round in 2012 from high school in Lilburn, Georgia, he projects as a "true outcome" hitter: power, walks, strikeouts being the pillars of his profile. On defense he has split the season between first base (58 games) and right field (39 games). He is an above-average defender at first base and not bad in the outfield corner; his arm is good and his corner range is adequate despite mediocre running speed.