Latest Update Olt was sent to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday Wed Jul, 23, 04:59 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.
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
It's a typical Mike Olt day as he contributes to both his home run and strikeout totals. Through 193 plate appearances, he's got 12 home runs for an impressive .231 ISO and 75 strikeouts for a much less-impressive 38.3-percent strikeout rate. In spite of the power totals, he simply cannot be rostered in mixed leagues as his .150/.235/.382 is like a kick to the fantasy groin day in and day out.Analyst: Howard Bender
Olt has had his at-bats diminish after hitting .150 as we reach the halfway point, but does provide the team with power sitting on 11 home runs and 27 RBI over 167 at-bats. He has just 25 hits on the season, so until he finds a way to do more than hit an occasional long ball there is no reason to make him a consideration in any fantasy format. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Take your pick -- either the Cubs are sitting Olt because of the match-up against right-hander A.J. Burnett or they're sitting him because of his glaringly awful .152 batting average. Whichever the case may be, Olt will take a seat Sunday in favor of Luis Valbuena at third. Adjust your lineups accordingly.Analyst: Howard Bender