2022 Player Outlook
The Royals only gave Olivares 101 at-bats this season, but there were some encouraging results. He hit five home runs, stole two bases and posted a .406 slugging percentage. Also, he only struck out 17.1 percent of the time, which is pretty good for a guy with his power potential. He struggled against lefties last year, but he did post an .815 OPS against righties, with an impressive 14.25 AB/HR. JUST PLAY HIM KANSAS CITY! Even if its in a regular platoon, the Royals need his bat in the lineup. Olivares showed some pop in the minors, and he hit 15 home runs, 12 doubles and three triples in 256 at-bats at Triple-A in 2021. Even if he only faces righties, that should put him on the larger side of any platoon, and he could be some sneaky power (and some speed) late in drafts.