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  1. Ozzie Albies 2018 Outlook

    HBP last night, took one off the foot. Probably giving him a day off to rest it. He stayed in and attempted a steal so I’m guessing he’s fine.
  2. Ozzie Albies 2018 Outlook

    O-Swing% Z-Swing% Swing% O-Contact% Z-Contact% Contact% Zone% F-Strike% SwStr% March/April 34.4 % 78.2 % 52.8 % 72.9 % 83.5 % 79.5 % 42.0 % 63.0 % 10.8 % May 34.7 % 81.6 % 55.5 % 74.7 % 89.7 % 84.5 % 44.3 % 63.4 % 8.6 % June 50.0 % 80.0 % 61.8 % 77.4 % 87.5 % 82.5 % 39.2 % 65.5 % 10.8 % League Average 30.2 % 67.0 % 46.1 % 62.6 % 85.4 % 76.9 % 43.2 % 60.3 % 10.6 % O-Swing% has spiked in the first week or so of June, but he's still making plenty of contact (O-Contact% of 74.3% for the season ranks in the top 20 in baseball, just behind Brantley and just ahead of Altuve). Pure speculation, but his hyper-aggressive approach of late seems to coincide with Acuna's injury- maybe he's trying to shoulder the ATL offense more than usual while his partner in crime is on the DL. A little help from the BABIP gods and I think his batting average will level out around .275-.280. Albies is a career .300 hitter in the minors with plus-plus hit tool who has shown the ability to make adjustments at every level. It's really not even a matter of adjusting right now; line drives and flyballs are just finding a lot of gloves. I really don't understand why there's so much noise in this thread. Maybe it's frustration over the lack of steals so far, which is why most folks drafted him, but even with this recent skid he's still a top 5 2B in standard leagues. This is a dynamic 21-year-old contributing in 5 categories on top of one of the best lineups in baseball, not bad for a mid-round pick. Extrapolating is always a slippery slope, but with just over 500 PAs in the bigs under his belt, these are Ozzie's 162-game averages: 116 Runs, 27 HR, 86 RBI, 19 SB; .272/.329/.482 Not saying he's a lock to reach those numbers, but why not hang onto him and find out?
  3. Ozzie Albies 2018 Outlook

    Season Monthly BB% K% BB/K AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO BABIP wRC wRAA wOBA wRC+ 2018 Mar/Apr 5.5 % 18.9 % 0.29 .293 .341 .647 .988 .353 .298 25 10.0 .411 163 2018 May 6.0 % 16.4 % 0.36 .264 .306 .432 .738 .168 .283 16 0.4 .318 99 2018 Jun 3.4 % 13.8 % 0.25 .111 .172 .222 .395 .111 .130 0 -3.2 .178 5 Season Monthly GB/FB LD% GB% FB% IFFB% HR/FB IFH% BUH% Pull% Cent% Oppo% Soft% Med% Hard% Pitches Balls Strikes 2018 Mar/Apr 0.73 18.3 % 34.4 % 47.3 % 11.4 % 20.5 % 15.6 % 0.0 % 45.7 % 28.7 % 25.5 % 20.2 % 48.9 % 30.9 % 483 165 318 2018 May 1.03 25.2 % 37.9 % 36.9 % 10.5 % 13.2 % 2.6 % 100.0 % 44.2 % 31.7 % 24.0 % 17.3 % 45.2 % 37.5 % 430 142 288 2018 Jun 0.89 26.1 % 34.8 % 39.1 % 11.1 % 0.0 % 12.5 % 0.0 % 39.1 % 26.1 % 34.8 % 17.4 % 34.8 % 47.8 % 102 31 71 K% down and Hard% up each month so far this season. Small sample size, but BABIP down to .130 and 0.0% HR/FB so far in June. If I didn't already own him everywhere, I'd be buying.
  4. Mar/April Closer Thread 2018