Ozzie Albies Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 8" / 165 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/7/1997 (25)
Ozzie Albies Season Stats
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Ozzie Albies News
Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in the team's 1-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday. The 25-year-old is off to a sluggish start to the 2022 season. He provided some power out of the gate. He hit six home runs from Opening Day to April 23, but he hasn't homered since. Across 36 games on the season, he's slashing .227/.287/.397 with the aforementioned six home runs and an additional six doubles. Albies has some concerning underlying stats, most notably a 23.7% hard-hit rate that ranks in the bottom 3% of the majors, down from his career-best 37.2% hard-hit rate last year. He also ranks in the 22nd percentile in average exit velocity (87.2 mph) and in the 24th percentile in barrel rate (3.8%). Albies has been a high-end fantasy producer dating back to 2018, so we'd bet on him figuring things out soon, but his Statcast metrics are certainly worth keeping an eye on alongside his surface numbers going forward.
Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies has six home runs over 27 games this year, which puts him on a strong 162-game pace of 36 home runs. However, there are some concerns in his underlying power metrics. He currently ranks in the bottom 3% of the league in hard-hit rate (21.8%) and his 86.6 mph average exit velocity ranks in the bottom 17% of the league. Last year, when he hit 30 home runs over 156 games, he had a career-best 37.2% hard-hit rate to go along with an average exit velocity of 89.6%. Albies hasn't homered since April 23 and he has just four doubles on the year. He has a lengthy track record of being a high-end fantasy asset, but his extra-base hits and underlying power metrics are worth monitoring going forward.
Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies will be batting fifth in Thursday night's game against Drew Smyly and the Chicago Cubs. Star outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (knee) will be making his highly-anticipated 2022 debut in the game and he's taking over as the team's leadoff hitter. Albies slotted into the leadoff spot in 16 of the team's first 19 games. If he remains in the No. 5 spot throughout the year, he won't see as many at-bats as he would from the leadoff or No. 2 spot, but he should get ample RBI opportunities from the heart of the order. The 25-year-old is off to a nice start to the 2022 season, slashing .240/.314/.533 with six home runs, 11 RBI and 10 runs scored.
Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies had a disappointing 2020 season, slashing .271/.306/.466 with six homers and three stolen bases while dealing with a right wrist bone bruise that cost him a month. His 30.96 ADP suggests that gamers are willing to give the 24-year-old a pass, but is that wise? His plate discipline cratered, with a K% spike to 24.2 while his BB% declined to 4%. His career-worst 13.3 SwStr% suggests that the higher strikeouts could continue moving forward. His expected batting average was just .240 last year as well. Albies's average exit velocity on airborne balls was virtually unchanged from 2019 (91.2 mph vs. 91.4), ranking below-average. His FB% increased to 44.8 (36.6 in 2019), but it came at the expense of line drives (25.5 to 13.8). As such, he's not hitting the quality or quantity of fly balls for a power surge. Albies has never stolen 20 bases in an MLB season and saw his Statcast Sprint Speed decline by half a tick last year (28.1 ft./sec vs. 28.6 in 2019). The Braves hit Albies in every lineup spot save third in 2020, so he doesn't have a guaranteed role to inflate his counting stats. Albies just doesn't do enough of anything to justify his current price tag.