Marcell Ozuna’s first month of the season went about as poorly as possible. He was the least valuable player in all of baseball, according to FanGraphs WAR, racking up just five hits over 67 plate appearances. That equated to a .085 batting average and .397 OPS, but ever since the calendar flipped to May, a switch seems to have flipped inside The Big Bear.
Ozuna began the month with his first multi-hit game of the season. He then followed it up with three more hits, including two homers. The rest, as they say, is history. In May, Ozuna is hitting a smooth .319, raising his batting average by over 100 points. He also has six homers and an on-base percentage of .407, good for a 1.131 OPS. For the first time in nearly three years, he looks like himself again, but is this most recent stretch of success sustainable?
On the latest episode of SportsTalkATL, we discuss Marcell Ozuna’s recent surge and what to expect from him the rest of the season.
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