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Olson Prepared For The Long Season

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - The 2013 Beloit Snappers have one of the youngest rosters in the Midwest League, with several players under the age of 21. One of those players is 19-year-old Matt Olson, who enters the season as one of the Oakland A's top prospects. After a strong spring, expectations are high for Olson, who is currently adjusting to the pitcher-friendly Midwest League.

One in a trio of high school first-rounders selected by Oakland in last year's amateur draft, Beloit first baseman Matt Olson is still finding his way in the early stages of his professional career. And there aren't many tougher environments for a 19-year-old slugger than the Midwest League during the first week of April. The sweet-swinging 6'4'' lefty, like many of his contemporaries, is off to...

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