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3 Reasons Why Ozzie Albies is the Real Sleeper Deal

April 16, 2018 at 12:44 pm

Coming into the 2018, Albies was one of my favorite sleepers. A few weeks now into the new season, his hot start has led him to a top-10 fantasy ranking with a stat line of 15 R, 5 HR, 11 RBI, .313 BA, 1.036 OPS. Here’s why the 21-year-old is the real deal:

1) Had a very promising rookie campaign where he only played in 57G for a near last place Braves team (72-90) which led to 217 at-bats where he notched 6 HR, 28 RBI and and a .286 AVG (as a 20-year-old!). Put that into a full season, and we are a closer to a 20 HR 90 RBI season… as a rookie. He has started right where he left off.

2) He’s batting leadoff for a revamped Braves offense one step further in the re-build process. He’s already owned in 90% of Yahoo! leagues, and won’t be long till he is 100% owned. If he is available in your league, this may be the last chance you get to grab him for free. He’s the #1 ranked 2B in the young year for a position that doesn’t have a ton of depth.

3) He was signed as an international free agent in 2013 as a 16-year-old. Within two years, he became a top-100 MLB prospect. The following year, he was named to the All-Star Futures Game. Needless to say, his trajectory has grown exponentially fast, and his expectations (some may say) have grown way out of control. BUT, he has been living up to early expectations. When a top prospect starts to live up to expectations, that only means one thing, future all-star.

Albies is on track to be the top fantasy baseball sleeper of the year. Snag him while you still can.

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Posted 16 April 2018

Not to mention he hasn’t even begun to take advantage of his speed/SBs. He stole 88 bags in 3 seasons in the minors ,and hasn’t done much in the majors year. Another huge factor to think of too.

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Posted 16 April 2018

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Posted 17 April 2018

unrealistic he maintains top 10 stuff, anything top 15 though is legit.

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