|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||220.00||11.00||.227||34.00||31.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Griffin (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/14/2013||Kyle Zimmer, SP KC|
Mike Olt, 1B TEX
Mike Zunino, C SEA
|Casey Janssen, RP TOR|
|05/13/2013||Mike Olt, 1B TEX|
Anthony Rizzo, 1B CHC
Tyler Skaggs, SP ARI
Yasiel Puig, CF LAD
|Carlos Pena, 1B HOU|
Kevin Gregg, RP CHC
Giancarlo Stanton, RF MIA
Mark Ellis, 2B LAD
|05/13/2013||Sergio Santos, RP TOR|
Brett Myers, SP CLE
|Mike Olt, 1B TEX|
|Last 10 Games|
|Mike Olt starts hitting program|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/19/13) Rangers infield prospect Mike Olt , who is on the minor-league disabled list with an eye issue, began a hitting program with Triple-A hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh.
General manager Jon Daniels told ESPN Sunday that eye specialists have not been able to locate a problem with Olt's vision. Olt was hitting .139 with a home run and six RBI in 20 minor-league games.
"You always like to have answers," Daniels said. "You deal with what you have."
|Losing faith in Mike Olt|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/7/13) At the beginning of the season, Rangers infield prospect Mike Olt was a prime minor-league stash candidate. A top prospect who has shown the willingness to play all over the field to get his bat in the lineup, Olt seemed like a great bet to make an impact at the major-league level before long. Whether by trade or injury, it looked like we would see Olt again before long as he seemed intent on forcing his way into the lineup.
Unfortunately, Olt is batting just .139 with one home run at Triple-A Round Rock, and he has already struck out in 32 of his 72 at-bats. Olt's extended slump to begin the season has the Rangers so baffled that he has been placed on the disabled list until they can find the source of his issues. Right now, the team is targeting his eyesight as the source, but visits with specialists have yet to find anything.
Olt entered the season ranked 22nd in Baseball America's prospect rankings, But after a month-plus of the season, it is starting to look like Olt might not even be worth a roster spot for most Fantasy owners, especially in leagues that do not allow an extra spot for minor-league players.
There are guys down in the minors who stand a better chance of making a Fantasy impact this season at this point.
|Mike Olt goes on Triple-A DL|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/7/13) The Rangers placed first baseman Mike Olt on the disabled list while playing with Triple-A Round Rock Tuesday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Olt is dealing with an eye issue.
Expected to see a specialist in 10-14 days, Olt could be cleared to return to action following his visit. The infielder has hit just .139 with one homer and 32 strikeouts over 20 games this season and Texas feels the eye issue could be a big reason for his struggles.
|Doctor finds nothing unusual with Mike Olt's vision|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/2/13) A local eye doctor was unable to find anything unusual with Rangers first base prospect Mike Olt, Fox Sports Southwest reports. Olt has been having vision issues, and the next step is for Olt to see an eye specialist.
|Mike Olt having vision issues|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(4/30/13) Rangers prospect Mike Olt is currently having vision issues, Fox Sports Southwest reports Tuesday. Olt will see a specialist.
The vision issues may explain why he's started the season at Triple-A Round Rock batting .139 over his first 72 at-bats with 32 strikeouts and only nine walks. He's gone 0 for 6 his last two games with three Ks.
|The downside to having a prospect-rich system is the talent eventually bottlenecks at the highest level. That's Mike Olt's biggest problem right now. Judging by his minor-league track record and 24 years of age, he's ready, but because he has Adrian Beltre blocking him at third base and because he didn't perform well enough in a late-season trial to earn a share of first base, he's fighting just to make the club this spring. Even if he does pick it up at the plate, the Rangers wouldn't want to confine him to first base because part of what makes him so valuable is his ability to play a premium position. So now he's in the same predicament that Todd Frazier was in last year, filling in here and there just to accumulate some at-bats, though not enough to make him an advisable mixed-league option. He's a better player than Frazier -- he draws walks and has a higher ceiling power-wise -- but he's not going to be of much value in the short-term. He's a must-own in long-term keeper leagues and a late-round flyer otherwise. (Updated 1/4/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/21/13||OAK||8:05 pm||Dan Straily|
|5/22/13||OAK||2:05 pm||Jarrod Parker|
|5/24/13||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Joe Saunders|
|5/25/13||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Felix Hernandez|
|5/26/13||@ SEA||4:10 pm||Hisashi Iwakuma|
|5/27/13||@ ARI||3:40 pm||Ian Kennedy|
|5/27/13||@ ARI||9:40 pm||Trevor Cahill|