Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies, who hit six home runs in 57 games with the big club last season, figured to be more of a statistical aid in the stolen base department rather than power category, but so far things have worked out differently. Albies homered Saturday -- there was no Sunday baseball for him and nearly half the league -- and enters the third full week of the season with five blasts in 14 games, quite impressive considering his size and pedigree. Albies is listed at 5-foot-8, 155 pounds, but in a world in which Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve dominates, his size -- anyone's size -- seems irrelevant.
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