CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
Click here to log in Click here to subscribe

Reese Olson

Born: 07/31/1999 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 160
Large frame and an average build with some mild projection remaining; works quickly out of a semi-windup, above-average arm speed, 3/4 arm slot; has moderate effort in the delivery.
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 06/23/2021
Affiliate Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (High A, Brewers)
Dates Seen 6/12/21
OFP 50
MLB ETA 2023
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 50 92-94 94 Flat but does have some arm-side run and late life; currently more control than command; velocity will increase with physical maturity.
Changeup 60 85-88 88 Plays well off the fastball, Olson replicates the arm speed very well. Pitch tumbles out of the zone, true swing and miss offering.
Slider 60 81-83 83 Currently inconsistent but pitch has potential to be plus; two-plane break secondary, will sweep out of the zone, will put it on the backfoot of lefties.
Curveball 50 76-79 79 Only threw a handful in this look; 12-6 shape, has some depth but currently lacks feel; will improve to an average offering with more reps.

A prep arm taken in the 13th round of the 2018 draft, Olson is getting his first shot at a full time starting role. There's some stiffness and effort in the delivery which can make the control waver at times. That might eventually push him back to a bullpen role but with two plus secondaries he'll be tough on hitters late in the game.

Baseball Prospectus Home  |  Terms of Service  |  Privacy Policy  |  Customer Service  |  Newsletter  |  Masthead  |  Contact Us