Ozzie Albies Atlanta Braves

Age: 22 (January 7, 1997) | 5' 8" | 165lbs. | Bats: Both 2B-157 PH-5
ATL A 2015 98 394 64 122 36 56 21 8 0 37 29 8 .310 .368 .404 8 13 .358 n/a
ATL AA 2016 82 330 56 106 33 57 22 7 4 33 21 9 .321 .391 .467 9 15 .376 n/a
ATL AAA 2016 56 222 27 55 19 39 11 3 2 20 9 4 .248 .307 .351 8 16 .290 n/a
ATL AAA 2017 97 411 67 117 28 90 21 8 9 41 21 2 .285 .330 .440 6 20 .342 n/a
ATL NL 2017 57 217 34 62 21 36 9 5 6 28 8 1 .286 .354 .456 9 15 .316 41/19/40 11 10
ATL NL 2018 158 639 105 167 36 116 40 5 24 72 14 3 .261 .305 .452 5 17 .285 39/21/40 25 25
ATL NL 2019 160 640 102 189 54 112 43 8 24 86 15 4 .295 .352 .500 8 16 .325 38/25/37 33 32
Career 3yrs 375 1496 241 418 111 264 92 18 54 186 37 8 .279 .332 .473 7 16 .307 n/a
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Another ouch. This is awful.

Alex Patton Alex

Ozzie Albies (2B) ATL - Aug. 31

Albies went 4-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI in Friday's 10-7 win over the White Sox.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The second baseman has been having a rough month. This was Albies' first multi-hit performance since Aug. 10, and he slashed just .138/.222/.246 in 16 games between those efforts. Given how streaky he is -- he slashed .403/.442/.750 in the 16 games prior to his slump -- Friday's breakout could be a sign Albies is gearing up for a big September, however.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 1

Twenty-three days in a row in which at least one player has gone deep at least twice. Yesterday five did.

Ozzie Albies* (ATL): 4-5, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R

Gio Urshela* (NYY): 3-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R

Keston Hiura* (MIL): 3-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

Michael Conforto (NYM): 2-3, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

Kyle Higashioka (NYY): 2-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R

* pictured (at Baseball-Reference)

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 8

With one out and runners on second and third in the top of the ninth, his team down a run, he has to make contact, and he does.

But it wasn't easy. He fouls off four straight 3-2 pitches from Andrew Miller before plunking the ball into right field.

He then makes a terrible base-running blunder, heading for second while the throw home is cut off. All of a sudden a runner on third with two outs, instead of first and third and one out.

But the Braves win it in the tenth and after exactly a third of the season, their record is 30-24. They trail the Fightin's by 1 1/2 and are tied with the Brew Crew for the first Wild Card.

Alex Patton Alex
May 27

So I just realized that Albies' agent, David Meter, is the very same agent advising Craig Kimbrel!  Therefore in the same spring, he advises Albies to sign, IMO, one of the worst contracts EVER, undervaluing his client by $10s of millions, while advising Kimbrel to hold out for 6/$120, thereby overvaluing his other client by even more????

Either Mr. Meter cares only about his commissions or he is an imbecile.  Or both.  Wow.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Apr 13

Actually, I'm thinking of Roughned Odor, who signed a deal a few years ago at a similar amount of service time.  He will get $9.3M in his 5th year, $12.3M in his 6th and 7th, and $13.5M in his 8th year.  Given that Albies signed the deal several years later, I would expect those final arbitration and post arbitration years to be worth more than Odor's contract. 

Even Jose Altuve, who signed very early, before he was a batting champion or MVP was getting $9M in his 6th and 7th years.  Like you said, they had an incentive to sign him long-term and they did for ages 30-34, which will pay him $29M per season.  But, this year, he's still on the old deal and getting $9.5M, $2.5M more than Albies will make in 9 years.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Apr 13

I think the point we might be missing is that we're seeing the possibility of Roberto Alomar here and we're not seeing the possibility of Juan Samuel.

Yeah, he's young, but a .261 batting average and a .305 OBP doesn't exactly scream that he's the next Mike Trout.

I think we're not giving enough credence to the possibility that he doesn't turn out all that great.

Plus, and correct me if I'm wrong, but assume he looks like Roberto as he approaches those option years at around 27-28 years old. Doesn't the team have the incentive to give him another extension to keep him until he's say in his mid-30s, and he can use that leverage (which would be leverage he earned via performance) to have them convert those option years to part of the new deal?

Keith Prosseda andypro
Apr 13

Yes, it's all about those two option years. If his career continues in the direction it seems to be going, he won't be happy when those arrive.

Tim's right. 2022 just does not bode well.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 13

What I can't believe is that he couldn't get the same $35M through his arbitration years without throwing in 2 extra years and then 2 more for $7M each as team options.  Those post arbitration years should have been $17 not $7.  The deal should be at least $70 for 7 and $105/9.  At those rates people would have said he could have gotten more, but they would have understood.

Eloy Jimenez is a tremendous prospect, but he got $43 through his arbitration years.  Albies already has a tremendous year under his belt, he got significantly less, and for a lot longer.  He got less than Brandon Lowe who got $24M just through his arb years.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Apr 13

When you compare it to the deal that Scott Kingery signed prior to a single at-bat, it looks dreadful, especially those two option years. On the other hand, he's now guaranteed financial security for him and his family. I get it, but in this case that doesn't change the fact that he sold short. It makes me wonder how important getting some bucks in the bank is prior to the likelihood of a labour interruption in 2022.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Apr 13