Athletics & Braves




Athletics & Braves

January 25, 2022


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Elder Minors RHP 4.1 3.3 4.1 4.9
Harris Minors OF 26.9 21.5 26.9 32.3
Shuster Minors LHP 4.3 3.4 4.3 5.2
Strider Minors RHP 9.7 7.8 9.7 11.6
Wilson Minors RHP 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.8


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Olson 27 Majors 1B High 2.0 71.2 30.0 41.2 37.1 45.3 53.6
1 Comment
  1. Nathan Thompson

    I’ve been giving Thumbs Down on a lot of Olson to Atlanta deals recently, so here’s my pitch and the opportunity for others to do the same.

    I believe Atlanta needs to lead with Harris or Langeliers to have a realistic chance at Olson. I think if they lead with lower-tier prospects like Muller or Waters they’ll get outbid by someone who will to build a deal around a 55 Grade prospect. I chose Harris because Oakland has a greater need in the outfield than behind the plate.

    I think Strider has MOR potential and Oakland has always liked fast risers. He needs more polish on his change-up but there’s time for that to happen. Elder and Shuster are more likely to be solid #4’s and they’re likely to achieve that goal by 2023. I’m a big fan of buying SP in bulk and then trying to fine tune better performance later. Wilson is an interesting relief arm that can compete for a spot in the A’s 2022 bullpen during Spring Training. Oakland needs a significant injection of pitching talent and this trade would provide that while not significantly impacting Atlanta’s window with Olson.

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