Is fluent in four languages: English, Spanish, Dutch and Papiamentu.
Opened 2017 ranked by MLB.com as the Atlanta Braves' No. 2 prospect, the No. 2 second base prospect in baseball, and No. 9 on the "Top 100 Prospects" list...Went on to make his major league debut on 8/1 vs LAD at the age of 20 years, 206 days... Became the youngest player to play for the Braves since RHP Julio Teheran also debuted as a 20-year-old in 2011...Ended the season as the second youngest player in MLB (Victor Robles, WSH)...Began his major league career hitting just .170 (8-for-47) during his first 14 games, before batting .318 (54-for-170) over his final 43 contests...His 62 hits from 8/1 through the end of the season were fourth most among MLB rookies... His first major league hit was a three-run home run off LAD's LHP Tony Cingrani in the ninth inning on 8/3…Became the first Braves player to homer for his first hit since Evan Gattis on 4/3/13 vs. PHI (off Roy Halladay)…Gattis did it in his second career at-bat…Albies' shot came in his eighth at-bat...At 20 years, 208 days, became the youngest Braves player to hit a homer since OF Andruw Jones in 1997...Jones and Albies are both from Curacao...Hit in 13 straight games, 9/2-15 (.340/.419/.547, 18-for-53)...It was the longest hitting streak for a Braves rookie since Freddie Freeman had a 20-game run in 2011...Tripled in Game 1 of a 9/6 doubleheader vs. TEX for his fifth triple in his 33rd game…The last major leaguer to have more than five triples through his first 33 games was Kansas City's Butch Davis, who had six in 1983...From his MLB debut through the end of the season, tied three other players for the MLB lead with five triples...Named Gwinnett's Player of the Year by the Braves, as well as Gwinnett' Co-Most Valuable Player for the 2017 team awards...Was selected to both the International League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star teams…Was also named an Atlanta Braves Organization All-Star by MiLB.com...In his second Triple-A season, batted a team-best .285 (117-for-411) among qualifying players in 97 games…Also led the club in hits (117), multi-hit games (30), triples (8), stolen bases (21) and runs scored (67)...His .285 average with Gwinnett ranked seventh in the International League and ninth among Braves farmhands…He also ranked among IL leaders in triples (T-1st, 8) and steals (T-7th, 21)...Tallied a minor-league career-high nine home runs with GWN, including four from the leadoff spot in the lineup...Posted a season-best 13-game hitting streak, 4/7-20…Batted .310 (18-for-58) with eight extra-base hits, seven RBI, six stolen bases and 10 runs in that span... Reached base safely in 24 consecutive games, 5/25-6/26…Had a .348 on-base percentage during this run...Named Gwinnett's Player of the Month for June by the Atlanta organization…Had a .312 (29-for-93) average with 11 of his 29 hits going for extra bases, 16 RBI, five stolen bases and 15 runs scored in 21 games...Started at second base and batted in the leadoff position for the International League during the Triple-A All-Star Game (7/12 at Tacoma)…Went 2-for-5 (.400) with one double and one run scored...Hit at a .307 (61-for-199) clip over his final 46 games, 6/1-7/31, at GWN…This mark ranked seventh in the IL in average...At the time of his MLB debut (8/1), ranked in the IL top 10 in hits (T-1st, 117), triples (T-1st, 8), runs (2nd, 67), total bases (3rd, 181), steals (5th, 21) and extra-base hits (T-7th, 38)... Posted a .973 fielding percentage (11 errors/415 total chances) in 96 games for GWN…Played in 82 games at second base and 14 at shortstop.