An Atlanta Braves player who could be in the Home Run Derby: Ozzie Albies
While this spot would be expected to go to Acuna (and rightly so), the Braves young star has made it clear that for now he is focused on Atlanta’s season and perhaps will take part in a future Derby. Acuna is a great option but isn’t the interesting wild card that Ozzie Albies could be.
Albies is currently tied for sixth for the league lead in homers and on a bit of a power surge of late. Despite his stature and compact swing, Albies has shocking power and the exact type of quick home run swing that could do very well in this version of the Home Run Derby.
The Braves second baseman has 22 homers on the season and appears to be well on his way to setting a new career-high. Albies previously hit 30 homers two seasons ago, a number he is likely to soar past if he avoids any major slumps.
Atlanta’s lineup is stocked with power options and Albies might not be the first name that comes to mind. However, there is no question the second baseman would put on a show if ever given the chance.