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Garrett Olson MLB Career Stats

14-22 6.26 287.2 193 1.67

Garrett Olson Bio

  • Full Name: Garrett Andrew Olson
  • Born: 10/18/1983 in Fresno, CA
  • Draft: 2005, Baltimore Orioles, 1st rd. (48th overall)
  • College: California Polytechnic State
  • Debut: July 4, 2007
  • Ret., Final Game: 8/8/2012
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MLB Career Stats 14 22 6.26 104 44 1 287.2 193 1.67


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Garrett Olson Awards

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2007 Norfolk INT

Baseball America Triple-A All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Norfolk INT

NYP Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
08/21/2005 Aberdeen NYP

Garrett Olson Leaderboards

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2008 62 17th in AL

Garrett Olson Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
March 16, 2013 Oakland Athletics released LHP Garrett Olson.
October 24, 2012 Oakland Athletics signed free agent LHP Garrett Olson to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
October 4, 2012 LHP Garrett Olson elected free agency.
August 14, 2012 New York Mets sent LHP Garrett Olson outright to Buffalo Bisons.
August 11, 2012 New York Mets designated Garrett Olson for assignment.
August 7, 2012 New York Mets selected the contract of LHP Garrett Olson from Buffalo Bisons.
April 5, 2012 Garrett Olson assigned to Buffalo Bisons.
December 13, 2011 New York Mets signed free agent LHP Garrett Olson to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 2, 2011 LHP Garrett Olson elected free agency.
August 22, 2011 Indianapolis Indians activated LHP Garrett Olson from the 7-day disabled list.
August 16, 2011 Indianapolis Indians placed LHP Garrett Olson on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 14, 2011.
July 5, 2011 LHP Garrett Olson assigned to Indianapolis Indians from Bradenton Marauders.
July 1, 2011 Garrett Olson assigned to Bradenton Marauders from Indianapolis Indians.
June 7, 2011 Garrett Olson roster status changed by Indianapolis Indians.
May 15, 2011 Indianapolis Indians placed LHP Garrett Olson on the 7-day disabled list.
April 22, 2011 Indianapolis Indians activated LHP Garrett Olson.
April 20, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates sent LHP Garrett Olson outright to Indianapolis Indians.
March 18, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates claimed LHP Garrett Olson off waivers from Seattle Mariners.
June 1, 2010 Seattle Mariners recalled Garrett Olson from Tacoma Rainiers.
April 1, 2010 Seattle Mariners optioned Garrett Olson to Tacoma Rainiers.
September 13, 2009 Seattle Mariners recalled Garrett Olson from Tacoma Rainiers.
August 20, 2009 Seattle Mariners optioned Garrett Olson to Tacoma Rainiers.
August 20, 2009 Garrett Olson assigned to Tacoma Rainiers.
May 6, 2009 Seattle Mariners recalled Garrett Olson from Tacoma Rainiers.
July 20, 2007 LHP Garrett Olson assigned to Norfolk Tides.

Garrett Andrew Olson Bio Info

Garrett Andrew Olson graduated from Buchanan High School in Clovis, CA...Attended Cal Poly and majored in mechanical engineering...Earned first-team All-American honors for the Anchorage Bucs in the Alaskan Summer League in 2004 (7-0, 0.88). 2011 Was a member of the Pirates' Opening Day roster...Spent the majority of the year with Indianapolis (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...Designated for Assignment on April 15 and outrighted to Indianapolis on April 20, where he spent the remainder of the season...At Triple-A he was on the Disabled List from May 15-June 7 with an oblique strain and from August 13-August 22 with a left groin strain...Was 3-1 with a 2.92 ERA in 15 starts for Indianapolis...In 71.0 innings, he allowed 46 hits, 25 runs, 23 earned, with 35 walks and 52 strikeouts...Opponents hit .189 against him as a starter (46-244)...Out of the bullpen, went 1-2 with a 3.68 ERA in nine contests at Triple-A...In 14.2 innings, he allowed 17 hits, 10 runs, six earned, with 12 walks and nine strikeouts...Made 14 straight starts from May 14-August 12...Lefthanded batters hit .188 (16-85) against him while righthanders compiled a .216 (47-218) average against him...In 10 starts in June and July, he went 3-0 with a 2.44 ERA (14 earned runs/51.2 innings), and permitted 27 hits with 26 walks and 36 strikeouts. 2010 Appeared in a career-high and ranked 4th on the team with 35 games, all out of the bullpen for the Mariners...Had 2.84 ERA (6 ER, 19.0 IP) on road, 6.27 ERA (13 ER, 18.2 IP) at home...Had 2.13 ERA (3 ER, 12.2 IP) with 13 strikeouts over last 11 appearances...Held opponents scoreless in 24 of his 35 appearances. ... Recorded first MLB save July 24 vs. Boston (1.2 IP, 0 H) after entering with 2-1 lead in 8th, tying run on. ... Tossed a season-high 2.0 innings six times (6/4 vs. LAA, 6/15 at STL, 7/22 vs. BOS, 8/27 vs. MIN, 9/7 at OAK, 9/10 at LAA). ... Made season debut June 1 vs. Minnesota, throwing scoreless 9th inning. ... Recalled from AAA Tacoma post-game on May 31 (along with Sean White; Jesus Colome, Kanekoa Texeira DFA'd). ... Began the season with Tacoma making 12 appearances including 6 starts ... overall was 2-5, 3.66 ERA (19 ER, 46.2 IP) with 50 a starter was 1-4, 4.08 ERA (16 ER, 35.1 IP) reliever was 1-1, 2.38 ERA (3 ER, 11.1 IP) with 17 strikeouts ... had a 9.64 strikeouts per 9.0 innings ratio. ... Struck out a season-high 9 batters in 7.0 innings on May 5 at Portland (7.0,2,2,2,3,9). ... Recorded 5 strikeouts in 2.1 innings on May 20 vs. New Orleans. 2009 Started the season with Tacoma (AAA), but had 2 stints with Seattle, May 6-Aug. 20 and Sept. 13-remainder of the season...With Seattle, split time between starting rotation and bullpen, going 3-5, 6.49 ERA (38 ER, 52.2 IP) in 11 starts and 0-0, 3.90 ERA (12 ER, 27.2 IP) in 20 relief appearances...Made first career relief appearance, May 6 at KC, allowing 2 ER in 5.0 innings...had made 33 career starts, before his first game out of the 'pen...Won back-to-back starts, June 11 (5.0,5,2,2,3,1,HR) at Baltimore and June 17 at San Diego (6.0,2,3,3,1,4,HR)...Appeared in consecutive team games June 21 vs. Arizona (0.2 IP in relief) and June 23 vs. San Diego (5.1 IP in start)...7th time since 2004 that a pitcher has appeared in relief and starting roles in back-to-back team games: Dan Wheeler, NYM (April 7-8, 2004), Kyle Lohse, MIN (Oct. 2-3, 2004), Elizardo Ramirez, CIN (Aug. 11-12, 2006), Jorge de la Rosa , KC (June 20-22, 2007), Jeff Bennett, ATL (April 2-3, 2008), Tim Hudson, ATL (July 13-18, 2008)...Picked up 3 of 5 losses during a 4-appearance stretch, July 16-30...went 0-3, 11.25 ERA (15 ER, 12.0 IP)...allowed 6 home runs, while walking 9 and striking out 7...Stranded 12 of 17 inherited runners (70.6%)...retired 15 of 19 first batters faced (78.9%)...Help opponents scoreless in 6 of final 7 appearances (all relief), allowing 1 run in 5.2 innings...Opened the season in the Tacoma starting rotation...went 2-3, 4.94 (26 ER, 47.1 IP) in 9 GS...Tossed 5.0 scoreless innings, allowing only 2 hits with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts April 15 at Fresno, to earn his first victory of the season...Took a no-hitter in to the 7th inning April 30 vs. Fresno...earned W#2 allowing 1 hit and 1 run in 6.2 innings (2 BB, 6 K)...Limited opponents to a .222 avg (38x171), including .205 (26x127) vs. right-handed batters...Picked up the Rainiers lone playoff win, Sept. 10 vs. Sacramento (6.0,5,1,1,3,6,HR). 2008 Part of two trades during the off season...acquired by the Chicago Cubs for Felix Pie (of) on Jan. 18, 2009...traded to Seattle a week later along with Ronny Cedeno (inf) in exchange for Aaron Heilman (rhp) on Jan. 28, 2009...Began the year with Norfolk (AAA)...went 1-1 with a 1.85 ERA (5 ER, 24.1 IP) in 5 April starts...also spent time at Norfolk in August (0-1, 5.25, 2 GS)...Recalled to Baltimore on April 29...Went 9-10 with a 6.65 ERA (98 ER, 132.2 IP) in 26 starts for the Orioles...Ranked 4th among American League rookies in starts (26), 5th in wins (9) and innings pitched (132.2), and 6th in strikeouts (83)...Started the season going 5-1 with a 3.86 ERA (19 ER, 44.1 IP) through his first 8 starts...allowed 3 ER or fewer in of those 8 starts...Pitched a career-best 8.1 innings, allowing 3 ER on 11 hits Aug. 1 at Seattle. 2007 Made 7 starts for the O's after going 9-7 with a 3.16 ERA in 22 starts for AAA Norfolk...Ranked 3rd in the International League in ERA and led the league with 128 strikeouts when he joined the Orioles...Turned in a team-high 14 "Quality Starts" in his 22 outings for the Tides...Ranked 4th in the IL with a 1.80 ERA in 6 starts in June and was tied for 4th in the league with 4 wins in the month...Minor league batters hit .208 off him, and he held lefties to a .179 (20-112) mark...Began the year 0-4 with a 4.28 ERA, but went 9-3 with a 2.66 ERA over his last 15 starts with the Tides starting May 14...Recorded 10 strikeouts in a game three times, the only Tide to reach double figures in K's in a game this year...Was selected to play in the All-Star Futures game in San Francisco on July 8 but did not participate after joining the Orioles four days earlier...Contract was selected from AAA Norfolk on July 4 and he made his major league debut at Chicago that night...Pitched 4.1 innings, allowing 2 ER, and did not receive a decision in the Orioles' 9-6 win over the White Sox...Earned his first major league victory in his next start on July 15 against the Sox, allowing 2 runs in 5.0 innings...Was optioned to Norfolk on July 19 when Steve Trachsel was activated from the disabled list...Was optioned to Rookie-level Bluefield on August 24 so he could be recalled at the end of the Appalachian League season on August 29...Did not appear in a game for Bluefield...Rejoined the Orioles and made two starts against Boston in September...Took the loss on September 6 vs. the Red Sox, allowing 5 runs in 3.2 innings...Was shut down for the remainder of the year after his September 6 outing due to left forearm tightness. 2006 In only his 2nd pro season, advanced from Class A Frederick to AA Bowie...Combined to go 10-9 with a 3.10 ERA (165.2IP, 159H, 65R/57ER, 50BB, 162K)...Was named the Orioles' 6th best prospect by Baseball America following the season...Worked at least 5.0 innings in 27 of his 28 starts...Allowed 3 earned runs or less in 22 starts...Went 3-2 with a 3.53 ERA in his first 8 starts at Frederick, allowing a season-high 4 earned runs in a no-decision in his final start of that stretch on May 14 at Kinston...Over his final 6 starts for the Keys, May 20-June 16, pitched to a 1.89 ERA (38.0IP, 34H, 10R, 8ER, 6BB, 35K)...Allowed 2 earned runs or fewer in 5 of the 6 outings, but went just 1-2...Pitched a season-high 8.0 innings in 3 of 5 starts from May 25 through June 16, allowing one total run in those 3 outings, but was 1-0 with 2 no-decisions...Was promoted to Bowie and made his first start on June 21...Earned his first win for the Baysox on June 29 at Altoona, but overall allowed 5 earned runs twice and was 1-2 with a 5.87 ERA (23.0IP, 15ER) in his first 4 starts...Won his next 3 starts, July 18-28, with 20.0 consecutive scoreless innings...Worked 8.0 innings at Erie on July 18, his longest outing for the Baysox, to start the streak...Was 0-1 over his next 3 starts despite working to a 3.00 ERA (18.0IP, 6ER), then split his last 4 decisions of the year...Four of his 6 wins with Bowie came against Altoona...Also beat Erie twice...At Frederick, opponents batted .295 (61-207) off him through the first 4 innings, but only .206 (20-97) after that...With Bowie, opponents hit .254 (54-210) through 4 innings and .233 (24-103) the rest of the game. 2005 Spent most of the season at Class A Aberdeen and was named the 8th best prospect in the New York-Penn League...Allowed one run or less in 10 of his 11 games with the IronBirds...Made his first 5 appearances in relief, allowing one run in 10.0 innings while striking out 15...Pitched 6.0 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out 8 in his last start on 8/15 at Staten Island...Was transferred to Class A Frederick on 8/20 and made 3 regular season starts for the Keys, holding opponents to a .192 average...Struck out a season-high 10 batters in 5.1 innings on 9/1 vs. Lynchburg...Went 1-0 and did not allow a run in 10.0 innings in 3 games in the Carolina League playoffs as the Keys won the championship... Was named the Orioles' 6th best prospect by Baseball America following the season.