Ozzie Albies is a professional baseball second baseman for the Atlanta Braves of the MLB. Ozzie Albies has won one World Series ring in 2021.
Drafted in 2017, Ozzie Albies has already been part of the All-Star twice in year 2018 and 2021. On top of that one World Series ring won while playing in the Atlanta Braves.
Albies in 2017
Ozzie Albies was again invited to spring training at the start of the 2017 season. He was called up later that year on August 1, and made his major league debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
On August 3, 2017, against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Ozzie Albies hit his first career home run for his first Major League hit
Ozzie Albies 2018
Ozzie Albies was part of the Atlanta Braves’ Opening Day starting lineup to open the 2018 season. On June 12, 2018, Ozzie Albies hit a grand slam against the New York Mets en-route to an 8–2 win.
Ozzie Albies became the youngest player ever to have two grand slams.On June 25, 2018, Ozzie Albies hit his first career walk-off home run against the Cincinnati Reds.
While on July 8, 2018, while owning a .281 batting average with 18 home runs and 50 RBIs, Ozzie Albies was named an All-Star via the player vote in his first full year in the major leagues. On July 11, against the Toronto Blue Jays, he had his first career multi-home run game.
In 2018, he batted .261/.305/.452 with 24 home runs and 72 RBIs. On defense, he committed 10 errors, fourth-most of all NL second basemen.
Ozzie Albies in 2019
On April 11, 2019, Ozzie Albies signed a seven-year, $35 million extension to remain with the Atlanta Braves. The deal includes options for the 2026 and 2027 seasons. Both years are worth $7 million with a $4 million buyout.
In 2019, he batted .295/.352/.500 with 102 runs, 24 home runs, 86 RBIs, and 112 strikeouts.
Ozzie Albies and teammates Ronald Acuna Jr. and Freddie Freeman won the 2019 National League Silver Slugger Awards for second base, outfield, and first base, respectively.
In defense, in 2019 he had the best fielding percentage of all major league second basemen (.994).
In the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic-shortened season, he batted .271/.306/.466 with six home runs and 19 RBIs.
Ozzie Albies Winning 2021 World Series Ring
Winning his first Atlanta Braves World Series Ring.
On June 3, 2021, Ozzie Albies recorded his 500th career hit, an RBI double off of Washington Nationals reliever Sam Clay. Ozzie Albies was selected as a reserve for the 2021 All-Star Game.
When Ozzie Albies hit his twenty-fifth home run of the season on September 4, the 2021 Atlanta Braves became the second team in Major League Baseball history to have its starting infielders hit twenty-five home runs each.
September that same year, Ozzie Albies recorded his thirtieth home run and one hundredth RBI of the season, marking the first time in his career that he reached either milestone. He became the first second baseman in Braves franchise history to have hit thirty home runs and driven in one hundred runs in the same season.
While playing the Philadelphia Phillies on September 29, Ozzie Albies scored his 100th run of the season.
In the 2021 season, he batted .259/.310/.488 in 629 at bats (2nd in the NL), with 103 runs (4th), 40 doubles (3rd), 7 triples (3rd), 30 home runs, 106 RBIs (3rd), and 128 strikeouts.
Having swung at a higher percentage of pitches in the strike zone than any other major leaguer, at 83.4%.
In the defense, he led all second basemen with 389 assists and committed 8 errors, fourth-most of all NL second basemen.
Leading the Braves finished with an 88–73 record, clinching the NL East, and eventually won the 2021 World Series ring, giving the Atlanta Braves their first World Series ring since 1995.
Could he win a back-to-back World Series ring in the 2022 season? Let’s stay tuned to the season.