2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Ozzie Albies
Colby COnway takes an in-depth look at Atlanta Braves 2B Ozzie Albies to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect in the 2019 MLB season.
In his 21-year-old season, Ozzie Albies was exceptional for the Braves. In 158 games, he slashed .261/.305/.452 with 105 runs scored, 24 home runs, 72 RBI and 14 stolen bases. His season really was a tale of two halves, as he looked like an MVP candidate in the first half of the season, before absolutely tanking in the second half of the season. Given the caliber of his first half, it was a rather mediocre stat line to end the season, but if other owners in your league are worried about if his slow second half is a sign of things to come in 2019, jump all over Albies at his current ADP. Will he be a fantasy superstar in 2019? Maybe not quite at that level, but he has every opportunity to end the year as a top two player at his position.
Sure, there were less games played in the second half, but the power drop off is staggering. After the Midsummer Classic, he traded line drives and fly balls for grounders, and while his hard contact rate dropped significantly, so did his...