Braves’ first baseman Matt Olson has won NL player of the week, his second time winning the award this season and third time in his career.
Matt was in a slump from the end of August into early September, but got hot again this past week. He batted .545 with a 1.766 OPS and 4 home runs over the week, as the Braves went “only” 3-3 over that stretch, good for a whopping 355 wRC+. Just a ridiculous week at the plate for Olson, who is having a career year and after this week appears very likely to set a new Braves’ franchise record for home runs in a season, passing Andruw Jones’ 51. Matt currently has 48 home runs with 19 games remaining. He has already surpassed his career-best fWAR of 5.0 from 2021 and currently sits at 5.4.