The numbers are scary. Braxton Davidson and Ozhaino Albies continued their good work in the month of June for the Rome Braves. They also continued to show why they may be two of the best position player prospects in Atlanta's system.
Davidson hit .295 in June with a .431 on base percentage and a .886 OPS. He's now hitting .266 for the season with six home runs and 28 RBI, with a .403 OBP (3rd in the SAL) and a .398 slugging percentage.
Albies hit .388 in June with a .407 OBP and an .893 OPS. He's now hitting .329 (2nd in the SAL) with 29 RBI, 22 stolen bases, a .380 OBP, a .419 slugging percentage and a .799 OPS.
Davidson is 19, while Albies is six months younger. They are likely to be voted as two of the best prospects in the South Atlantic League at the end of the season. The pair also give the Braves two very solid hitting prospects, and for an organization that needs hitting prospects that's welcomed piece of news.
Expect the Braves to keep the dynamic duo in Rome for most of the season. There is a chance they could get a promotion late in the season to High-A Carolina. But at that young age the Braves probably want both to just have a good solid full season in Rome before going up. But don't be surprised if Davidson and Albies tempt the Braves if they continue to do well in July.
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Albies and Davidson had a great June
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