Real Or Not? Ozzie Albies, Mitch Haniger Have Staying Power

Atlanta Braves’ Ozzie Albies in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Since the title of this column is “Real or Not,” it seems appropriate to ask: Are these guys going to be in the conversation for great players of 2018 all season?

Albies’ power display is probably the most stunning start we’ve seen in a long time. He’s 5-foot-8 and entered the season with only 23 professional home runs. While he has been viewed as a top prospect because of his speed, defense and bat-to-ball skills, nobody expected this kind of transformation, especially at just 21 years old. READ MORE>