Latest Update Mike Olt went 3-for-3 with a RBI, run and a walk but it was not enough as the Cubs fell to the Pirates 10-4 on Sunday. Sun Sep, 07, 05:54 PM
Has great power and run-producing qualities. Can play either infield corner position (and perhaps left field) with aplomb, which adds to his overall value. Is also quite a patient batter and draws plenty of walks.
Flaws: : His swing is a tad long, and he tends to chase the high fastball. Therefore, he strikes out a bit too much, which curbs his overall batting potential for the big-league level. Also needs to find his niche in the bigs.
Olt was perfect at the plate today and reached base in every at-bat of his today. He has four hits in the past two games Olt should not even be considered for your fantasy lineup at this time.Analyst: Colby Conway
With Starlin Castro out fo the season and Javier Baez manning shortstop, the stage could be set for Olt to get one final audition for the third-base job. Obviously, everyone expects Kris Bryant there next season, but he [Bryant] could be shifted to the outfield if Olt proves that he can consistently hit above the Mendoz-line.Analyst: Howard Bender
Olt has a brilliant .933 OPS at Triple-A, yet in 71 games in Chicago he produced just a .575 OPS. With Kris Bryant serially murdering baseballs every damn day, Olt is likely to be a man without a country soon. He could be traded this offseason for a low-end arm to a team looking for power and on-bas upside. He's only a few seasons removed from being one of the game's better power-hitting prospects. Analyst: Spencer Silva
Sure, 12 home runs are great, but when they come saddled with a .139 batting average, what's the point of even having them? Olt will head down to Iowa where he will play first base and DH as hot-prospect Kris Bryant remains locked in at third base. He'll be back up if he can show that he's improved his plate discipline.Analyst: Howard Bender