Full name is Edward Daniel Olivares Nuñez…last name is pronounced: Oh-lee-VAHR-es...Resides in Caracas, Venezuela during the offseason, with his wife, Jailyn Araujo.
Appeared in 18 of the Royals’ last 27 games after being acquired on Aug. 29 from San Diego with a player to be named (RHP Dylan Coleman) for RHP Trevor Rosenthal...Made the Padres’ Opening Day roster and played in 13 games, batting .176/.222/.294 (6-for-34) with a double, a homer and three RBI...Recorded his first career hit in his Major League debut on July 25 with San Diego, a double off Arizona’s Robbie Ray in the fourth inning...Hit his first career home run with San Diego on Aug. 7 vs. Arizona, a pinch-hit solo shot in the fifth inning off left hander Alex Young...Batted .274/.292/.419 (17-for-62) with a double, triple, two homers and seven RBI with Kansas City…that included hitting safely in his first seven games with the Royals, matching Kendrys Morales (2015) for the seventh-longest streak to a start a Royals career…went 12-for-31 (.387) with four extra-base hits, including two homers, five runs scored and six RBI during the streak, which he capped with a two-hit effort in Cleveland on Sept. 10...Slashed .283/.283/.478 (13-for-46) with six RBI vs. American League Central foes, and all four of his extra-base hits with the Royals came within the division...Went 7-for-9 (.778) with a double and two homers when putting the first pitch in play, and his two first-pitch homers tied for second on the team...Recorded seven two-hit games—six of which came with the Royals—including a single and a double in his Royals debut on Sept. 3 vs. the White Sox…also reached safely three times on two hits and one walk twice, on July 29 at San Francisco (with San Diego) and Sept. 22 vs. St. Louis... Clubbed his first home run as a Royal on Sept. 6 vs. the White Sox, a two-run shot off Steve Cishek in the seventh to end Chicago’s shutout bid.
Spent the entire season with Amarillo (AA) and set career highs in HR (18), RBI (77) and SB (35)...slashed .283/.349/.453 in 127 games for the Sod Poodles...Was named the TL Player of the Week for the week of May 5 after batting .354 with 8 HR (including 1 inside-the-park HR), 7 RBI, 2 BB, 4 SB and 9 runs scored...Named a Mid-Season TL All-Star, batting .269 (65-for-242) with 16 2B, 9 HR, 42 RBI and 14 SB during the 1st half… started in RF at the TL All-Star game in Tulsa, Okla., going 1-for-3 with 1 BB and 1 SB...With RISP, hit .333 (42-for-126) with 59 RBI...In 9 postseason games for the 2019 TL Champion Sod Poodles, Olivares slashed .361/.410/.500 with 2 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 4 BB and 5 runs scored…delivered the go-ahead 3-run 2B in the 8th inning of Game 1 against the Tulsa Drillers in the TL Championship Series...Ranked as the Padres' No. 23 prospect entering the 2019 season.
Spent the entire season with Lake Elsinore (A), slashing .277/.321/.429 with career highs in hits (147), at-bats (531), games played (129) and SB (21)...Ranked second in the California League in games played, at-bats, tied for second in triples (10), third in hits, fourth in runs (79), tied for eighth in XBH (47) and ninth in SB...Hit safely in 16 of his 29 April games with 10 multi-hit efforts at a .284 (29-for-102) clip with seven doubles, three HR and three SB...Went on to hit .237 (27-for-114) in May and .286 (30-for-105) in June...earned CL Mid-Season All-Star honors...Hit safely in a career-high 13 straight games immediately after the All-Star break from 6/21-7/4 at a .375 (21-for-56) clip...In his 62 second half games he slashed .300/.346/.462 with nine doubles, five triples, seven HR and 12 SB...hit safely in 12 of his final 14 games from 8/21-9/3 to close the season...Played in 29 games for Tigres de Aragua of the Venezuelan Winter League following the season, slashing .340/.404/.479 seven XBH, 14 RBI and 15 runs scored.
Spent the majority of the season with Lansing (A) while also spending time with Dunedin (A), logged 231 total bases, 27 doubles, 17 HR, 72 RBI and 93 runs scored...Hit safely in a then-career-high 12 consecutive games from May 31-June 15 (.317) with 6 HR, homering in back-to-back games on May 31 and June 1 and in 3 straight for the 1st time in his career from June 9-11...Earned Midwest League Player of the Week honors for the week of July 9...Following the season, he was acquired by the SD along with RHP Jared Carkuff in exchange for INF Yangervis Solarte on January 6.