Matthew Olson

HS Grad 2005
Age 30 and 11 mos
Age on 2005 Draft 18 and 6 mos
Position(s) RHP  
Ht/Wt 6-4, 185 lb
School  Western Branch
Hometown  Chesapeake, VA USA
Summer Team 
Fall Team  Tidewater Devil Rays
MLB Draft 
Round 13 by Phillies  in 2005
National Rank - Class of 2005 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2005
Position - RHP
VA State Rank - Class of 2005 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2005
Position - RHP

4 yr Commitment
East Carolina 

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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
Latest Showcase Report
2004 National Showcase   Jun 18, 2004
PG Grade: 10
Matthew Olson is a tall lean 6'5/185 RHP from Chesapeake, VA. He projects as well as any pitcher in the national with his outstanding arm and a ++ body. He showed good solid mechanics with a fluid arm action out of a tall delivery. He throws so easy that it looks like mid 80s without reading a gun. However it was a consistent 90-91with serious sink in Tropicana Field. He also shows a good breaking ball and changeup and he can command all three pitches. Olson might not be on any top 10 national lists as of June 2004, but before next June we wouldn't be surprised to see him be one of, if not the very best HS pitcher in the draft. MLB Scouting Directors need to follow him closely. This is a special pitching prospect. Matthew is a good student who can pitch and star at any college in America. Of course, he's a possible high pick as well. He was invited and attended the PG AFLAC Showcase in Baltimore. Truth is he belonged in the AFLAC game itself.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 93 mph
99.40% Rank
best 94  avg 83
 (2005 class in 2004)

best 95  avg 82
 (2005 class)
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