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COMMENTARY: Olson starts hot while Braves seek consistency
Matt Olson lines up with his team before a spring training game. Olson signed for the Braves earlier this year and has been their offensive leader so far this season. (Photo Courtesy of Curtis Compton/AJC)
Getting hits, drawing walks and minimizing strikeouts ⁠— Matt Olson has done all of those during the opening three series of his Atlanta Braves career. The new first baseman at Truist Park has been a model of consistency on a team that is looking for much more of that on the roster. With 16 hits, 11 walks, seven runs, a .421 batting average and a .551 on-base percentage, Olson is consistently giving his team opportunities to gain offensive momentum.