Detroit Tigers RHP Reese Olson will lock down a big-league spot in 2024.
The Detroit Tigers will be reliant on Reese Olson again in 2024. He made his big-league debut last summer and found a way to be effective in the team's rotation. He was exceptional as a rookie and showed why he will be an asset to the team's starting rotation moving forward.
Olson is a crucial addition for the Detroit Tigers, and this year, he needs to really lock down a rotation spot. As a right-hander out of Georgia with outlier stuff on his slider, it's hard not to love what Olson offers. His 2023 stats were solid, but Olson still has room to improve his craft.
Over 21 appearances, 18 of them being starts, he pitched to a 3.99 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP. He accumulated 103.2 innings of work, walking just 33 opposing hitters with 103 strikeouts to his credit. His 5-7 record could stand to improve, but that's not entirely his fault. Hopefully, the offense can provide better performances for him on the mound.
However, the point is that Olson will be a big league in 2024, starting the year with Detroit. He will aim to lock down a role and be dominant for the Tigers as they mix him in as a starter once again. He will try and hone in on his stuff and come out as an effective right-handed pitcher for Detroit.
I'm high on Olson and expecting him to prove he can be every bit of a 3 or a 4 in a big-league rotation this year. Maybe it's me being overexcited about a player, but Olson's stuff, paired with a nice break-in performance in 2023, it's easy to dream of the possibilities.