Edward Olivares

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Edward Daniel Olivares

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 186 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Outfielder Edward Olivares was signed by the Toronto Blue Jays before the 2014 season as an 18-year-old out of Venezuela. After hitting .314 in 40 games for the DSL Blue Jays in 2014, he moved to the United States in 2015 with the GCL Blue Jays. There he hit just .198 in 38 games. He followed that by playing just 15 games in 2016, for the Bluefield Blue Jays of the Appalachian League, where he improved to .273. After that slow beginning to his career, he jumped to 120 games in 2017, 101 with the Lansing Lugnuts of the Midwest League and 19 with the Dunedin Blue Jays of the Florida State League. He combined for a batting line of .269/.327/.468, with 27 doubles, 10 triples and 17 homers, scoring 93 runs and driving in 72. He also stole 20 bases.

Having established himself as a legitimate prospect, he was then traded to the San Diego Padres on January 6, 2018 along with P Jared Carkuff in return for IF Yangervis Solarte. He made the Padres' opening day roster in 2020, but hit just .176 in 13 games to be sent down to the team's alternate training site. On August 29th, he was traded to the Kansas City Royals along with a player to be named later (Dylan Coleman) in return for P Trevor Rosenthal. He was still considered a top prospect, but the Padres were in a "win now" mode and the outfield was an area where they were stacked and could afford to lose a talented player in order to patch a leaky bullpen.

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