Mike Olt 1B CHC Aug 11 '12
Pinch-hitter Mike Olt singled in Nelson Cruz in the bottom of the ninth to give the Rangers a 2-1 win over the Tigers on Saturday.
Olt was sent in to hit for Mitch Moreland with Phil Coke on the mound, and the Tigers chose not to counter with a right-hander. The single gave Olt his fourth RBI in just his 10th at-bat since his callup nine days ago.
Mike Olt 1B CHC Aug 04 '12
Mike Olt tallied a pair of RBI on Saturday night, helping the Rangers to down the Royals 4-2.
Olt drove home Mike Napoli with a sacrifice fly in the third inning, then added an RBI single to center in the sixth. He's now 2-for-5 through his first two MLB games, and should continue to see regular playing time against left-handed pitching. There's no denying Olt's offensive potential.
Mike Olt 1B CHC Aug 02 '12
Rangers manager Ron Washington said Thursday that Mike Olt will mainly see at-bats at first base and designated hitter against left-handed pitching.
He could also see some playing time at third base if Adrian Beltre needs a day off or get a day at designated hitter, but that probably won't happen very often. While Olt is a very intriguing prospects, getting at-bats against left-handed pitching will limit his fantasy value. Perhaps Washington will work him into the lineup against righties if he starts out hot, but he's mostly worth a look in AL-only and deeper mixed formats for now.