Is fluent in four languages: English, Spanish, Dutch and Papiamentu.
26-year-old Ozzie Albies finished his sixth Major League season, hitting .247 (61-for-247) in 64 games (63 starts)…He had a .294 on-base percentage and had a .409 slugging percentage…Albies hit eight home runs with 35 RBI and 36 runs...Endured multiple injuries throughout the season, including a fractured left foot...Was placed on the 60-day Injured List on June 14...He returned from the 60-day IL on Sept. 16, but was placed on the 10-day Injured list on Sept. 18 due to a fractured right pinky finger, which sidelined him for the remainder of the season...Hit his fifth career grand slam on June 11, versus Pittsburgh...Hit off Chris Stratton...Was his first grand slam since July 27, 2019.
Awards: N.L. All-Star, Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger (2B)....NL Ranks: Extra-base Hits (2nd, 77), RBI (3rd, 106), Doubles (3rd, 40), Triples (T3rd, 7), Total Bases (4th, 307), Runs (4th, 103), Stolen Bases (T6th, 20), Hits (9th, 163),..Twenty-four-year-old Ozzie Albies finished his fourth full major league season, hitting .259 (163-for-629) in 156 games (all starts)…He had a .310 on-base percentage and had a .488 slugging percentage… Albies hit 30 home runs with 106 RBI and 103 runs...Finished the season with 30 home runs, 106 RBI and 103 runs...He was the only NL player to reach the 30/100/100 threshold in 2021 (7 in AL)...It’s the first time in his career he’s achieved that stat line…Ronald Acuña Jr. (41/101/127) and Freddie Freeman (38/121/113) were the last Braves to do it (2019)...At 5-foot-8, he was the second-shortest player in baseball history with a 30/100/100 season, trailing only 5-foot-6 Hack Wilson, who did it for the Chicago Cubs (1927, ‘29-’30)...Albies hit seven triples, a career-most 30 home runs and 40 doubles...He became the 10th player in history with three seasons of at least 40 doubles, 20 homers and five triples...He joined Stan Musial (6), Lou Gehrig (6), Rogers Hornsby (6), Hank Greenberg (5), Chuck Klein (4), Mookie Betts (3), Ted Williams (3) and Al Simmons (3) in accomplishing the feat...All eight of the retired players on that list are in the Hall of Fame...He is just the second Atlanta infielder to have at least 30 homers, 100 RBI, 100 runs and 20 stolen bases (Chipper Jones, 1999)...Seven total players have done it in franchise history...On Sept. 22, became the youngest second baseman in MLB history with at least 30 homers and 100 RBI...Also became the first Atlanta middle infielder (min. 75% of games) in franchise history with 100 RBI...He had 25 doubles, 15 home runs and five triples in the first half, the only player in franchise history to reach each of those marks by the All-Star break...Since the first All-Star Game in 1933, he is the 11th major leaguer to reach 25/15/5 by the break...Set a career-high with five hits June 30 vs. New York (NL)...Had two home runs and four runs scored in the contest...Moved into the leadoff spot of the batting order Aug. 1, where he hit for 39 games before moving back into the heart of the order...As the leadoff man in 2021, he hit .229/.282/.458 (38- for-166) with 11 home runs, 25 RBI and 26 runs...In non-leadoff batting order positions, hit .270/.321/.499 (125-for-463) with 19 homers, 81 RBI and 77 runs across 117 total games...From Sept. 3-7, 2021, homered in four straight games – his second four-game home run streak of the season...Hank Aaron was the previous Brave to have multiple such streaks in a single season, doing so in 1966...Has the most home runs by a second baseman in Braves history (90)...He passed Dan Uggla on Aug. 12...In 2021 became the second Braves second baseman with multiple All-Star selections (Felix Millan, 1969 & 1971)...Named the NL Player of the Week for the period of 6/28-7/4...In six games, he had an MLB-most 10 hits (tied) and 13 RBI...On 6/30 vs. NYM, he had just the second five-hit, seven-RBI game in Braves history...Marked his first career weekly award.
2021 POSTSEASON: Across 16 postseason games, hit .254 (16-for-63) with three doubles and 12 runs scored...Had an 11-game playoff hit streak from Oct. 9 (NLDS Game 2) to Oct. 27 (World Series Game 2)...It's tied for the third-longest playoff hit streak in club history (Marquis Grissom, 15 G, 1995-96; Mark Lemke, 13 G, 1996)...Within the streak, he hit .304 (14-for-46) with three doubles and nine runs scored... Also stole three bases during the stretch...Also had a hit and a run in eight straight games from NLDS Game 4 through World Series Game 1...That streak is tied for the third-longest in MLB playoff history, and also tied for the longest in team history with Fred McGriff (1995)...Carlos Beltrán (2004) and Babe Ruth (1927-32) hold the nine-game record...Hit safely in 10-of-16 games during the postseason...Has recorded eight career multi-hit games in playoff contests.
In his fourth major-league season, played in 29 games and hit .271/.306/.466 (32-for-118) with five doubles, six home runs, 19 RBI and 21 runs scored...Limited to a career-low 29 games because of a bone contusion on his right wrist…Was sidelined from 8/5-9/9, missing 30 games...In 18 games after being activated off the injured list, hit .338/.372/.581 (25-for-74)... Had hits in 14 of those games, including multiple hits in eight…His 25 hits in that time were fourth most in the N.L, trailing Alec Bohm (29), Freddie Freeman (28) and Marcell Ozuna (26)…The Braves averaged 6.7 runs in that time (121 total)...In 11 games to open the season prior to going on the IL, batted .159/.196/.273 (7-for-44)…Struck out in 28.3% of his plate appearances (13-of-46)...Matched his season-best with three RBI on 9/18 at New York-NL, giving him 200 for his career… At age 23, became the 25th middle infielder in history to reach the 200-RBI milestone prior to his 24th birthday...Hit two home runs in the game, the fifth multi-homer effort of his career and his only such game in 2020...His sixth and final home run of the season, on 9/22 against Miami, was the 60th of his career… Playing in just his 399th career game, became the sixth infielder in the franchise history to reach the 60-homer milestone in his first 400 career games…Bob Horner (100), Eddie Mathews (99), Darrell Evans (72), Adam LaRoche (64) and Chipper Jones (63) are the only such players with more in that period...Had his third career game with three or more extra-base hits on 7/26 at New York-NL (2 2B, 1 HR)…In total, has 33 games with multiple extra-base hits in his career…Only Eddie Mathews (47) and Andruw Jones (46) had more in Braves history before turning 24...Started at second base on Opening Day for the third consecutive season…At 23, became the 16th second baseman in history to make at least three such starts before turning 24.
Was Atlanta’s starting second baseman for all 12 of its postseason games…Hit .277/.327/.447 (13- for-47) with two home runs, four RBI and eight runs scored...His two home runs and eight runs scored were both records for a Braves second baseman in a single postseason...Had 13 hits in 12 games, fourth most by a second baseman in a single postseason in franchise history…Only Mark Lemke (20 in 1996 and 14 in 1991) and Bret Boone (19 in 1999) had more...Recorded at least one hit in nine games...Had a hit in his first three games, after also collecting hits in the final four games of the 2019 NLDS…The seven-game hitting streak was tied for the second longest such streak in Braves postseason history among players his age, 23, or younger… Chipper Jones had an eight-game streak in 1995, also as a 23-year-old...His two homers and four RBI came in the first two games of the NLCS vs. Los Angeles, hitting one homer and driving in two in each game...Is the only second baseman in franchise history to homer multiple times in the postseason, yet alone in consecutive games...Both homers came in the ninth inning… He is the only player in major-league history to hit ninth-inning homers in back-to-back playoff games...His homer in Game 1 capped a four-run inning…3B Austin Riley homered to start the frame…Riley (23 years, 193 days) and Albies (23 years, 279 days) are the first pair of teammates age 23 or younger to hit a home run in the same inning in postseason history...All four of his extra-base hits in the postseason came in consecutive games (2B in Game 3 of the DS, HRs in Games 1-2 of the LCS, 2B in Game 3 of the LCS)…That matches the longest extra-base hit streak in major-league postseason history for any player his age, 23, or younger…The Yankees’ Charlie Keller (1 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR) first set the mark in 1939, and the Rays’ Evan Longoria later matched it in 2008 (2 2B, 4 HR)…Both players were also 23.
Finished his second full major league season hitting .295/.352/.500 (189-for-640) in a teammost 160 games…Hit 24 home runs for the second consecutive season, while setting singleseason career highs in doubles (43), triples (8), RBI (86) and stolen bases (15)...Led the National League in hits with 189, becoming the fifth Atlanta-era player (since 1966) to lead the league in that category, joining Freddie Freeman (2018), Terry Pendleton (1991 and 1992), Ralph Garr (1974) and Felipe Alou (1966 and 1968)...Collected another four-hit game on 8/9 at MIA, his third in a four-game span...He is one of just three Braves players over the last 112 seasons to record three four-hit games in a span of four games...Had a fourth four-hit game of the month on 8/30 vs. CWS…Finished the month with 36 hits, tied for the 10th most in the National League..Had 55 multi-hit games, tied for the second most in the National League with Washington's Anthony Rendon...Arizona's Ketel Marte had a league-high 59...In 18 of those games, Albies had at least three hits...Only Colorado's Charlie Blackmon had more such games in the N.L. (21)...The last Braves player with more three-hit games in a season was Martín Prado in 2010 (19)...Albies finished the season with 36 career three-hit games (12 in 2018 and 6 in 2017), tying him with Hall-of-Famer Hank Aaron for the most such games by a Braves player prior to his 23rd birthday...With his 24 home runs and 43 doubles, became the 11th player in baseball history to have 20 homers and 40 doubles in each of his first two full major league seasons...Others on the list include Ted Williams, Chuck Klein, Alex Rodríguez, and Albert Pujols...Washington's Ryan Zimmerman was the last to do so (2006-07)...Two of his 24 home runs were grand slams (May 4 at Miami and July 27 at Philadelphia)...Also hit two grand slams in 2018…Is one of five players in major league history to hit four grand slams prior to turning 23...At the time of his last grand slam, Albies was 22 years, 201 days old and joined three Hall-of-Famers (Ken Griffey Jr., Eddie Mathews, and Ted Williams) and four-time All-Star Giancarlo Stanton in accomplishing the feat...Only Stanton at 22 years, 195 days old was younger at the time of his fourth slam...Posted a .500 slugging percentage…Became only the third qualified second baseman in the Atlanta-era of team history to slug .500 or better in a season, joining Davey Johnson in 1973 (.546) and Marcus Giles in 2003 (.526)...In his second career postseason series, hit .250/.304/.400 (5-for-20) with one home run, three RBI and three runs scored...Hit his first career postseason home run in Game 4 at St. Louis, a go-ahead, two-run shot in the 5th inning…Had a multi-hit game in Game 3 (2-for-4), his first such game in his postseason career.
Hit .261 (167-for-639) with 40 doubles, 24 home runs, 105 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases in his first full season...He made the All-Star Game as a reserve, while his 69 extra-base hits were the third most by a middle infielder in franchise history...Marcus Giles had 72 in 2003, while Rogers Hornsby had 70 in 1928 ... Drove a 1-1, eighth-inning pitch out to left-center field to become the youngest player (21 years, 82 days) to homer on Opening Day since Washington's Bryce Harper hit two solo shots at the age of 20 years, 167 days to start 2013 ... This season marked Albies' first Opening Day appearance...The last younger player to homer in his Opening Day debut was the Braves' Jason Heyward (20 years, 239 days) in 2010 (Harper made his first Opening Day appearance in 2012 as a 19-year-old) ... Over the last 110 seasons, only two infielders younger than Albies homered on Opening Day, with both going on to make the Hall of Fame: Robin Yount (19 years, 204 days), who homered as a shortstop for Milwaukee to open 1975 and Orlando Cepeda, who homered at 20 years, 210 days as San Francisco's first baseman to start 1958 ... Set the franchise record for most extra-base hits (22) by the end of April and tied for the second most in MLB history...Finished one shy of Jermaine Dye's 2000 record ... Scored an N.L.-most 74 runs prior to the break, becoming the third player in franchise history to reach that mark before the All-Star Game... Tommy Holmes (1945) and Dale Murphy (1983) share the record of 76 runs ... Had 20 homers before the All-Star break, the most by a Braves batter since 2006, when Andruw Jones also had 20...Also had 29 doubles, tied for the most in franchise history prior to the break with Marcus Giles (2003)...His 52 first-half extra-base hits tied COL's Trevor Story for most in the league were the second most prior to the All-Star break in franchise history...The club record is 53 by Hank Aaron in 1959 ... Hit his first career grand slam, 5/10 at MIA, becoming the youngest Braves player (21 years, 123 days) to hit one since fellow Curaçao native Andruw Jones, 8/31/97 at BOS...Added his second on 6/12 vs. NYM ... Became the first Braves player with multiple grand slams in a season since 2012, when Brian McCann also had two... Became just the second second baseman in Atlanta franchise history with two grand slams in a season, joining Davey Johnson, who had two in 1973 ... He became the first player 21-years-old or younger to hit multiple grand slams in a season since 2000, when Adrián Beltré hit two for Los Angeles (NL) ... Since the end of World War II, seven other players hit multiple grand slams in a season at 21 or younger: Mickey Mantle (1952), Faye Throneberry (1952), Eddie Mathews (1953), Tony Conigliaro (1965), Ken Griffey Jr. (1991), Alex Rodríguez (1996) and Beltré (2000) ... Hit a home run from both sides of the plate on 7/11 vs. TOR for his first career multi-home run game...Became the sixth Braves player in franchise history to homer from both sides of the plate in a game, and the first since Nick Swisher on 8/22/15 at CHC ... Albies became the fifth player since World War II to homer from both sides of the plate in a game before his 22nd birthday... The last to do so was New York's José Reyes against the Braves on 8/28/03...St. Louis' Johnny Lucadello did it on 9/16/40 against the Yankees for the first two home runs of his career...Texas' Rubén Sierra (9/13/86 at MIN) and Baltimore's Eddie Murray (8/3/77 at OAK) also did it ... Hit .226 (53-for-234) with 11 doubles, two triples and four home runs in 65 games after the All-Star break ... Batted .333 (63-for-189) with eight home runs and a .900 OPS batting right-handed, and .231 (104-for-450) with a .691 OPS hitting lefty ... Started all four games of the NLDS vs. LAD, going 3-for-15 (.200).
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.
Split the 2016 campaign between two different levels of Atlanta's farm system, playing in a combined 138 games between Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett…Produced a .292 (161-for-552) batting average with 33 doubles, 10 triples and 30 stolen bases between the two stops...Had a combined .358 on-base percentage with 83 runs scored…Played the entire season at the age of 19, making a total of 135 starts between second base (83) and shortstop (52) ... Batted .321 (106-for-330) in 82 games with Mississippi en route to claiming the Southern League (AA) Batting Title…Albies technically finished the season seven plate appearances shy of the required 378 plate appearances needed to qualify for the batting title, but per Rule 9.22 (a), those seven plate appearances were added to his stat line which resulted in a .315 (106-for-336) batting average, still tops in the league ... Played the first month of the season with Mississippi before a transfer to Gwinnett on 4/30...Remained with Gwinnett for two months before returning to Mississippi on 6/30…Upon his return to MIS, predominately played second base in effort to play alongside the Braves' top prospect SS Dansby Swanson ... Ranked in the top 10 among Braves farmhands in several offensive categories including stolen bases (3rd, 30), on-base percentage (T5th, .358), walks (T5th, 52), batting average (6th, .292) and OPS (7th, .778) ... Started Game 1 (9/7) of the Southern League South Division Series and went 0-for-2 before suffering a fractured olecranon in his right elbow during his sixth-inning at-bat...Underwent a surgical procedure to repair the fractured olecranon on 9/20...The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Fla ... Entered 2016 as the Braves' No. 6 prospect as tabbed by Baseball America, as well as possessing the "Best Infield Arm" among Atlanta farmhands.
Entered 2015 rated by Baseball America as Atlanta's seventh-best prospect and as having the system's "Best Infield Arm." ... Tabbed by Baseball America as the third-best prospect in the South Atlantic League at the season's conclusion ... Spent his first full professional season with Rome (A), where he garnered the club's Player of the Year honors and paced the team in runs (64), hits (122) and batting average (.310, minimum 250 at-bats) ... Earned both South Atlantic League Mid-Season and Postseason All-Star honors, and was named SAL Player of the Week for the period of 5/4-10 ... Ranked in the top 10 among Braves farmhands in several offensive categories, including batting average (4th, .310), runs (4th, 64), hits (T5th, 122), doubles (T9th, 21), triples (T3rd, 8), OPS (8th, .771) and stolen bases (4th, 29) ... Placed on the seven-day disabled list on 8/4 and missed the remainder of the season (33 games) due to a right thumb fracture ... Named the starting shortstop for the World Team during the Sirius XM All-Star Futures game (1-for-2).
Started his professional career with the Gulf Coast League Braves before moving to rookie-level Danville on 7/19 ... Combined to hit .364 (72-for-198) with 22 steals across 57 games on his way to earning Danville's Player of the Year honors ... Ended his first professional season in the top 10 among all Braves prospects in batting average (1st, .364), on-base percentage (1st, .446), OPS (1st, .890), slugging percentage (5th, .444), and stolen bases (T-5th, 22) ... Tabbed by Baseball America as the top prospect in the Appalachian League and the third-best prospect in the GCL at the season's conclusion.