Ozzie Albies

Position: SS
Born: 01/07/97
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 150
B/T: S/R
Acquired: Signed as an international free agent (Curacao) on July 2, 2013 (ATL).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
Hitting .285 with nine home runs and 41 RBIs in 97 games at Gwinnett (Triple-A), stealing 21 bases in 23 tries, and adding 21 doubles and eight triples for a .440 SLG.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Gwinnett on August 1, along with RHP Lucas Sims when RHP Akeel Morris and INF Micah Johnson were sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 08/01/17

Debut Details
August 1, in a 3-2 loss to the Dodgers. The starting second baseman, he batted seventh and went 0-for-2 with a run scored and a walk. Facing right-handed starter Kenta Maeda in the second inning with two outs, he grounded out to second base. In the fifth, with one on and one out he flew out to left. In the eighth, leading off against right-handed reliever Josh Ravin, he drew a walk and then scored on a home run by Johan Camargo.

Player Notes
Albies, one of the many young stars to hail from the Caribbean island of Curacao in recent years, became the first player born in 1997 to make his big-league debut this year and is among the top -- if not THE top -- prospect in the game right now. Ozhaino Jurdy Jiandro Albies, whose name is bigger than his body, has been seeing time at second base as well as his natural position of shortstop in anticipation of forming, in the not-too-distant future, a double play combination for the ages with Dansby Swanson, who is currently at Gwinnett just getting a few things together. Albies is a fine hitter from both sides of the plate with plus speed and a quick swing to go with a strong arm, soft hands and quick feet. In 2016, he led the organization in hits (161) and triples (10) as he combined to hit .292 in 138 games between Mississippi (Double-A) and Gwinnett with six home runs, 53 RBIs, 30 stolen bases, 33 doubles and a .420 SLG. He had hit .310 at Rome (Class A) in 2015, his first full season, after batting .364 with 22 steals in 57 games between the Gulf Coast League (Rookie) and Appalachian League (Rookie) in 2015. He has repped the Braves and Curacao in two Sirius XM All-Star Futures Games, 2015 and 2017.