Ozzie Albies
Ozzie Albies
24-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Atlanta Braves
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Albies entered the 2020 season coming off the best performance of his young career, but he managed to play in only 29 regular-season contests following a wrist injury. While it was obvious he was attempting to get back up to speed down the stretch, he still managed to hit .271 with six homers, 19 RBI and three stolen bases. Albies remains one of the top young exciting players in the major leagues heading into 2021, effortlessly mixing in displays of power at the plate, speed and the ability to put the ball in play. As a result, it's no surprise that he adds value across the board in most league formats, a rare combination to be found in a middle infielder. He's expected to be one of the top second basemen selected on draft day and for good reason. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#35
ADP
$Signed a seven-year, $35 million contract extension with the Braves in April of 2019. Contract includes $7 million team options for 2026 and 2027.
Swipes bag Sunday
2BAtlanta Braves
June 20, 2021
Albies went 1-for-3 with a stolen base in a 9-1 loss to St. Louis in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader.
ANALYSIS
Albies hit a single in the fourth inning, then stole second. His dart to the keystone bought Freddie Freeman enough time to steal home for Atlanta's lone run in the loss. Albies is up to a .255/.323/.490 slash line with 10 home runs, seven steal,s 43 RBI and 40 runs scored through 288 plate appearances.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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vs RHP
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vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+24%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+16%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+72%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+41%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .978 259 43 16 51 6 .344 .371 .607
Since 2019vs Right .789 850 120 24 97 19 .263 .331 .459
2021vs Left .902 74 9 5 15 2 .296 .324 .577
2021vs Right .780 214 31 5 28 5 .239 .322 .457
2020vs Left .509 28 5 0 3 1 .222 .250 .259
2020vs Right .876 91 16 6 16 2 .291 .330 .547
2019vs Left 1.099 157 29 11 33 3 .389 .414 .685
2019vs Right .778 545 73 13 53 12 .267 .334 .444
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+12%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+37%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+29%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+11%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .880 564 93 22 79 15 .295 .348 .533
Since 2019Away .788 545 70 18 69 10 .270 .332 .456
2021Home .911 172 31 8 33 5 .277 .337 .574
2021Away .667 116 9 2 10 2 .221 .302 .365
2020Home .682 55 9 2 9 1 .255 .309 .373
2020Away .877 64 12 4 10 2 .290 .313 .565
2019Home .898 337 53 12 37 9 .310 .359 .539
2019Away .809 365 49 12 49 6 .282 .345 .464
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Stat Review
How does Ozzie Albies compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.52
 
BB Rate
8.3%
 
K Rate
16.0%
 
BABIP
.273
 
ISO
.236
 
AVG
.255
 
OBP
.323
 
SLG
.490
 
OPS
.813
 
wOBA
.351
 
Exit Velocity
81.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
34.4%
 
Barrels/PA
7.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Albies finished as the fifth-best 2B on our Earned Auction Value calculator behind Jonathan Villar, Ketel Marte, DJ LeMahieu and Eduardo Escobar. Albies could be the guy atop that list in 2020. He has two full seasons at the big-league level before his 23rd birthday and has shown progress in all three seasons he has spent at the big-league level. He has missed six games over the past two seasons, and has made the most of his playing time even if his stolen-base total doesn't match his speed. Fifteen steals is the new 25 steals in today's environment, and even a 47-point jump in Albies' OBP only led to two more stolen-base attempts in 2019 than he attempted in 2018. He has the luxury of being one of the pieces in a talented lineup in which Ronald Acuna Jr. has a lot of the spotlight, which somewhat diminishes how much Albies has accomplished at such a young age. There is more in the tank here.
The performance of young players after the break is often considered telling. If that’s the case, why is Albies getting a pass, despite a huge second half swoon? Albies posted a .834 OPS and 120 wRC+ before the break compared to a .624 OPS and 67 wRC+ after. His strikeout rate rose 1.5%, but that’s not enough to account for the disparity. The culprit was a 32-point dip in BABIP, fueled by a drop in hard-hit rate. Medium-hits balls carry the lowest BABIP and 60 percent of Albies' second-half contact was of that variety. Accordingly, his 14.7% first-half HR/FB plummeted to 5.6% post-break. Conveniently omitted is Albies isn’t just young, he did this as a 21-year-old sophomore. Albies' overall game remains impressive at his age, but he could be in danger of hitting lower in the Braves' order if he doesn’t get off to a fast start, depriving him of some counting stat volume. The power/speed combo is enticing, just beware it’s not risk-free.
Albies got the call to the majors on Aug. 1 and hit the ground running, flashing the well-rounded skill set that made him a top prospect in baseball. At 20 years old, the switch-hitting Albies displayed advanced plate skills, posting a .347 wOBA in 244 plate appearances. He's not an imposing presence in the batter's box at 5-foot-9, 160 pounds, but Albies has excellent bat speed and he used that to generate above-average game power (.171 ISO, 33.2 percent hard-hit rate). He also went 8-for-9 on the basepaths, and when it was all said and done, Albies was worth roughly two wins above replacement in just 57 games. Albies' ability to make consistent contact gives him a solid floor in batting average, and he runs at a time when stolen bases are on the decline league-wide. The power is just the cherry on top. He could end up being a significant bargain in drafts and auctions, even with spring helium.
Regardless of how well he has hit or how many bases he has stolen, the most impressive thing about Albies has always been his age relative to the players he is playing against. In 2014, he was a 17-year-old hitting .356 in the Appalachian League. The next year he finished fourth in the Sally League with a .310 average while being the fourth youngest player in the league. This past season he was the youngest player at Double-A, but that didn't stop him from winning the Southern League batting title by hitting .321, earning a 56-game run at Triple-A as a 19-year-old. Indeed, the word "advanced" sufficiently sums up Albies' game. The Braves chose Dansby Swanson as the shortstop of the future, meaning Albies' future is at the keystone. He will likely start 2017 with Triple-A Gwinnett -- an absurd reality for a player who turned 20 in January, but even more ridiculous is the fact that his time there may be brief.
The diminutive shortstop continued to gain acclaim in prospect circles last year, slashing .310/.368/.404 with 29 steals on 37 attempts, while posting an impressive 56:36 K:BB in 439 plate appearances as an 18-year-old with Low-A Rome. In addition to an excellent hit tool and plus speed, he also projects to be a plus defender at shortstop. These attributes will push Albies into the top-25 of most real-life prospect lists, but dynasty league owners should pump the brakes. The first knock on Albies is that he offers low single-digit home run power. The second strike against him is that he is three years away from the big leagues. His upside is that of Elvis Andrus, who has been a fine fantasy shortstop, but by no means a building block on teams that win dynasty leagues. Albies' 2015 season was cut short after he suffered a hairline fracture in his thumb in August, but he should be ready for the start of the season.
Albies, a native of Curacao, hit .364/.446/.444 with 22 stolen bases in 27 attempts in 57 games between the Gulf Coast League and the Appalachian League as a 17-year-old in 2014. The power isn't there, and his slight frame (5-foot-9, 150 pounds) doesn't lend a whole lot of hope to him developing much in time, but he has a plus hit tool and an advanced eye at the plate for his age (28:23 BB:K last season). It remains to be seen how aggressively the Braves will push him through the system, but Albies is likely several years away from reaching the majors regardless, and it's possible his future could be with another organization, with the tandem of Andrelton Simmons and Jose Peraza expected to hold down the middle-infield spots in Atlanta for years to come.
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Big day fuels big win
2BAtlanta Braves
June 19, 2021
Albies went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, three runs scored and three RBI in Friday's 9-1 win over the Cardinals.
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Triples, scores in win
2BAtlanta Braves
June 18, 2021
Albies went 1-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Cardinals.
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On base three times Friday
2BAtlanta Braves
June 12, 2021
Albies went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double and two RBI in Friday's loss to the Marlins.
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Racking up RBI
2BAtlanta Braves
June 6, 2021
Albies went 1-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run Saturday in Atlanta's 6-4 win over the Dodgers.
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Stays hot in loss to Nats
2BAtlanta Braves
June 3, 2021
Albies went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a stolen base in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Nationals.
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