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Scott Olsen MLB Career Stats

37-49 4.85 723.0 528 1.48

Scott Olsen Bio

  • Full Name: Scott M. Olsen
  • Born: 1/12/1984 in Kalamazoo, MI
  • Draft: 2002, Florida Marlins, 6th rd. (173rd overall)
  • High School: Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake, IL
  • Debut: June 25, 2005
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/17/2010
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MLB Career Stats 37 49 4.85 130 127 0 723.0 528 1.48


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Scott Olsen Awards

SOU Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
04/17/2005 Carolina SOU

Scott Olsen Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2006 4.04 17th in NL


Season W Rank
2006 12 20th in NL


Season SO Rank
2006 166 14th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
2006 1.30 18th in NL
2008 1.31 21st in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2006 .239 6th in NL
2008 .253 22nd in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2007 33 13th in NL
2008 33 9th in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2008 201.2 14th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2008 5.04 8th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2006 2.21 21st in NL
2007 1.56 8th in NL
2008 1.64 6th in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2006 75 13th in NL
2007 85 5th in NL
2008 69 19th in NL


Season H Rank
2007 226 7th in NL
2008 195 20th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2006 23 18th in NL
2007 29 6th in NL
2008 30 4th in NL

Scott Olsen Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 12, 2012 Texas Rangers signed free agent LHP Scott Olsen to a minor league contract.
July 7, 2012 Charlotte Knights released LHP Scott Olsen.
July 2, 2012 Charlotte Knights activated LHP Scott Olsen from the 7-day disabled list.
June 29, 2012 sent LHP Scott Olsen on a rehab assignment to Bristol White Sox.
April 5, 2012 LHP Scott Olsen assigned to Charlotte Knights.
January 27, 2012 Chicago White Sox signed free agent LHP Scott Olsen to a minor league contract.
May 14, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates released LHP Scott Olsen.
April 26, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates transferred LHP Scott Olsen from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
March 31, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates placed LHP Scott Olsen on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 22, 2011. Strained left hamstring.
December 10, 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent LHP Scott Olsen.
November 5, 2010 LHP Scott Olsen elected free agency.
July 28, 2010 Washington Nationals activated LHP Scott Olsen from the 15-day disabled list.
July 21, 2010 Hagerstown Suns sent LHP Scott Olsen on a rehab assignment to Potomac Nationals.
July 17, 2010 Scott Olsen assigned to Hagerstown Suns.
July 7, 2010 sent LHP Scott Olsen on a rehab assignment to GCL Nationals.
May 22, 2010 Washington Nationals placed LHP Scott Olsen on the 15-day disabled list. Left shoulder tightness.
April 15, 2010 Washington Nationals recalled LHP Scott Olsen from Syracuse Chiefs.
April 3, 2010 Washington Nationals optioned Scott Olsen to Syracuse Chiefs.
December 14, 2009 Washington Nationals signed free agent Scott Olsen.
December 12, 2009 LHP Scott Olsen elected free agency.
November 8, 2009 Washington Nationals activated LHP Scott Olsen from the 60-day disabled list.
September 8, 2009 Washington Nationals transferred LHP Scott Olsen from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
July 20, 2009 Washington Nationals placed LHP Scott Olsen on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 11, 2009. Sore left shoulder.
June 29, 2009 Washington Nationals activated LHP Scott Olsen from the 15-day disabled list.
June 14, 2009 Washington Nationals sent LHP Scott Olsen on a rehab assignment to Syracuse Chiefs.
June 9, 2009 Washington Nationals sent LHP Scott Olsen on a rehab assignment to Potomac Nationals.
May 17, 2009 Washington Nationals placed LHP Scott Olsen on the 15-day disabled list. Left shoulder tendinitis.

Scott M. Olsen Bio Info

Scott M. Olsen...Is a 2002 graduate of Crystal Lake (IL) South High School, where he was All-Conference in baseball...Was present outside Wrigley Field as a fan, on Waveland Avenue, when Steve Bartman became famous, during Game 6 of the 2003 N.L.C.S. on October 14. 2010 Returned to action following 2009 season-ending shoulder surgery...Began season with Triple-A Syracuse and made one start on 4/9 before being recalled by Washington on 4/15...Won two of his first three decisions with the Nationals...Pitched a career-high 20.0 consecutive scoreless innings over three starts from 4/25 to 5/6...Suffered loss on 5/21 vs. Baltimore and was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 5/22 due to tightness in left shoulder...Made a pair of rehab starts with the GCL Nationals and one with Class-A Hagerstown before being reinstated from D.L. on 7/29...Was victorious in first start back with the Nats on 7/29 vs. Atlanta, but then lost six straight assignments from 8/3 thru 9/1...Gave up nine runs in 1.2ip while making last start on 9/1 at Florida...Made his final two outings in relief, picking up a victory with 4.0 scoreless innings of work on 9/6 vs. New York (NL) - had made 126 consecutive big league starts before making relief appearance on 9/6. 2009 Went 2-4 with a 6.03 ERA in 11 starts, as first season with Washington was injury-ridden...had season-ending surgery performed on left shoulder, July 23...the procedure-a debridement of the RC joint and the labrum-was performed in DC by Dr. Wiemi Douoguih...earlier in season, missed 38 games while on DL with left-shoulder tendinitis...after brief rehab stint, returned to the mound on June 29 at FLA...went 1-0 with a 3.74 ERA in 3 post-DL starts after returning from the same 3 starts, averaged 7.1 innings...prior to DL stint, worked as many as 7.0 innings just once in initial 8 starts...notched 4 quality starts, but allowed 5 or more runs 5 times in 11 assignments.
Game-By-Game Highlights: Secured first win as a National in a 4-1 win, April 29 at PHI...out pitched Brett Myers to end the Nationals' 5-game losing streak at Citizens Bank Park...allowed one run on 6 hits in 5.2 innings...walked 2 and struck out 6...came up one out shy of first career complete game while earning 2nd win with the Nationals, July 5 vs. HOU...lasted 8.2 innings and allowed 3 runs, 2 of which came via Nate McLouth's 2-run shot with 2 outs in the 9th, on 8 hits...walked 5 and struck out 5 as Washington won, 5-3.
In Minor Leagues: In 4 rehab June starts with Potomac of the Single-A Carolina League (one start) and Syracuse of the Triple-A International League (3), went 1-0 with a 4.60 ERA...walked 6 and struck out 13 for the 2 clubs.
2008 In last season with FLA, posted 8 wins, a 4.20 ERA and a .253 batting average against for the 84-win club in 4th big league campaign...established career high with 201.2 innings pitched...was one of just 18 NL pitchers to reach the 200-inning plateau in 2008...made 17 quality starts...logged 6.0 or more innings in 23 of 33 starts, and recorded 7.0-plus innings 11 times...walked a career-low 69 batters...ranked 7th among left-handed starters in NL with .253 batting average against...for season, held opponents scoreless in 5 starts (logging 6.0-plus innings in all 5 starts), yet earned victory in only 2 of those contests...enjoyed fantastic start, going 4-1 with 2.22 ERA in first 7 starts, while holding opponents to .186 batting average...for the season, ranked 6th in the NL in batting average against (.187) when facing left-handed batters...averaged a career-best 15.4 pitches per inning...went 3-1 with 3.41 ERA in 5 starts against Nationals. 2007 Made career-high 33 starts, going 10-15 with 5.81 ERA with Marlins ... tied with Dontrelle Willis for club lead with 10 wins ... his 33 starts, 176.2 innings and 133 strikeouts were all second highest totals on pitching staff behind Willis ... Won first two starts of season, April 3 at Washington and April 8 vs. Philadelphia ... was 3-1 with 5.63 ERA in six April starts ... started nine games from June 6 to July 20, with the Fish winning seven of those contests ... in that time-span he posted a 4-2 record and 4.50 ERA ... Collected his 300th career strikeout on August 22 in St. Louis ... since his Major League debut on June 25, 2005, he is sixth in strikeouts among National League lefties with 320, trailing Doug Davis (430), Chris Capuano (403), Dontrelle Willis (394), Jeff Francis (355) and Cole Hamels (322) ... recorded season-high 10 strikeouts April 25 vs. Atlanta and June 28 vs. Pittsburgh ... worked season-best 8.0 innings April 25, allowing three earned runs and receiving no decision ... his 8.0-inning performance matched longest by Marlins pitcher for season ... Went 9x51 at the plate, with six of his hits coming in April ... finished April with .545 (6x11) batting average ... according to STATS Inc., only one active pitcher finished April (min. 10 PA) with a higher average than Olsen: Dontrelle Willis hit .583 (7x12) in April 2004. 2006 Tied for second among National League rookies, with teammate Josh Johnson, with 12 wins...also tied for second-most in franchise history among rookies...set the club rookie record for innings pitched (180.2) and strikeouts (166), second among NL rookies in both categories...his 4.04 ERA is lowest in club history among qualifying rookies...held opponents to .239 batting average, second-best among all ML rookies...One of four Marlins rookies to win 10 games, becoming the first quartet of rookie 10-game winners in ML history...Opened season with Albuquerque (AAA) to make one start, before being recalled to start on April 15...Was 2-3, 6.64 in first eight starts, before going 7-2, 2.89 over next 14 starts...did not allow more than four runs in any of those 14 starts from May 23-August 6...won four straight starts, the longest win streak of his career, May 29-June 16...went 6-1, 2.29 in 10 starts in June-July, as Florida went 7-3 in those games...Had a career-best 11 strikeouts July 21 vs. Pittsburgh, one shy of the club rookie record...became the first Marlins rookie to strikeout 10 in a game since Josh Beckett set the club record with 12 strikeouts, July 21, 2002...Olsen also recorded 10 strikeouts two starts later, August 1 vs. New York (NL)...Won three straight starts August 23 to September 9, but was winless (0-3) in his final five starts, as Florida went 0-5 in those contests...Had a 3.97 ERA going into his final start of the year; allowed four runs in 6.0 innings to finish over the 4.00 mark...Collected his first Major League hit June 28 vs. Tampa Bay, an RBI-single off Casey Fossum for his first career RBI...finished 11x58 (.190) with eight RBI at the plate; his eight RBI tied for third-most by a Marlins pitcher. 2005 Opened the season with Carolina (AA), before making his Major League debut in June ... Was named Southern League Player of the Week for April 7-17 after going 2-0 with 0.00 ERA in two starts (10.0 IP, 14 K, 1 BB) ... at the time of his recall, he led the Southern League (AA) in strikeouts with 94 ... he was also third in wins with six ... Was recalled on June 23 and made first ML start on June 25 at Tampa Bay ... picked up his first ML win, 6-2, after working 5.2 innings, allowing two runs and four hits, while striking out seven ... seven strikeouts matched the Club record for a pitcher making his Major League debut (Dontrelle Willis, 5/9/03 vs. Col.) ... made lone relief appearance on June 30 vs. Atlanta, working 1.1 inning, allowing two hits and two runs ... Was optioned to Carolina on July 22 ... went on the Disabled List with Carolina on with discomfort in left elbow on July 28 for remainder of the season. 2004 Spent his third season in the Marlins system, with Jupiter (A), and went 7-6 with a 2.97 ERA in a 25 starts while striking out a career-best 158 batters ... struck out 10.43 batters per nine innings, top ratio in the Marlins system and finished second in the organization in strikeouts behind Adam Bostick (163 SO), also finished third in the organization in ERA behind James Russ and Logan Kensing (min. 100 IP) ... was named the Marlins Organization Pitcher-of-the Year and also ranked as the second-best prospect in the Marlins organization coming into the 2005 season according to Baseball America ... earned Florida State League Player of the week honors August 2-8 going 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA in 11.0 innings pitched with 15 strikeouts and also on August 30-September 5 going 1-0 with 10 strikeouts over seven scoreless innings ... struck out a season-best 15 batters while throwing a seven-inning complete-game shutout (the first of his career) on August 6 vs. Brevard County ... he allowed just five baserunners (four hits and one walk) ... saw his best month in August when he went 2-0 with a 0.98 ERA over 27.2 innings allowing eight walks while striking out 33. 2003 Went 7-9 with a 2.81 ERA (seventh-best in the South Atlantic League) in 25 games (24 starts) with Low A Greensboro and struck out 8.9 batters per nine innings, fourth-best in the league ... went 4-2 in six August appearances (five starts) with a 1.54 ERA, he allowed 11 walks and struck out 49 in 35.0 innings pitched while allowing opposing batters a .167 batting average against ... allowed four home runs in 128.1 innings pitched and none in his last 82.2 innings ... had back-to-back double-digit strikeout performances on August 9 against South Georgia when he fanned 11 through six innings while allowing one hit and again on August 16 at Hagerstown when he fanned 10 through six innings while allowing one hit ... ranked as the fourth-best prospect in the Marlins organization according to a preseason poll by Baseball America. 2002 Made his pro debut with the GCL Marlins, going 2-3 with a 2.96 ERA in 13 games (11 starts)... his 11 starts ranked fourth in the Gulf Coast League and his 9.26 strikeouts per nine innings ranked second ... did not allow a run in three of his final four starts of the season ... went 1-1 in August with a 1.99 ERA in five starts allowing a .207 batting average while walking six and striking out 23 in 22.2 innings ... struck out a season-high seven on August 10 tossing six scoreless innings and allowing three hits and no walks against the GCL Dodgers ... went three innings in his professional debut on June 21 against the GCL Braves allowing one run on one hit with one walk and one strikeout.