Prospect Profile: Ozhaino Albies

Posted on Jul 11 2015 - 4:02pm by Harrison Coburn

Ozhaino Albies is far from a physical specimen. At 5’9″, 150 pounds, Albies makes up for his size with his unbelievable contact bat. Jose Peraza is the talk of the Braves’ farm system, but could Another middle infielder, Albies, have the higher ceiling? This may be the case. Albies is just 18 years old, and it starting to get the recognition he deserves. His game is all about speed and getting on base. He broke onto the scene last season when he played Rookie ball for the Danville and GCL Braves. Between these two teams, Albies hit an unreal .364 in 198 at bats. He also stole 22 bases. 

The youngster from Curaçao has proven that his 2014 was no fluke. This season, Albies has hit .332 with 25 stolen bases at the half way mark for Rome. What’s really impressive is the stretch Albies is on right now. He just came off an 18-game hitting streak, and during this stretch he had 11 multi hit games. Low-A ball is simply too easy for Ozhaino. This is impressive for a kid who is just 18. 

The speedy Albies already has a polished bag for such a young age, and his speed stands out as well. With all of this being said, he will need to add some meat to his bones before his hits the bigs. Albies has time to do so at just 18. This is a guy who will fly up prospect lists as more guys who are in the upper ranks get the call. Ozhaino Albies is ranked as our 9th best prospect in our rankings, with a high likelihood of moving up the list. Much like Peraza, the shortstop projects as a top of the order bat with little power. Look for Albies to make appearances on top 100 prospect lists league wide of he can continue this year’s campaign on a high note. He has been nothing short of sensational. 

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