Marcell Ozuna Switches Businesses
Outfielder Marcell Ozuna has modified his illustration for his newest journey via the free agent market, as Ozuna is now represented by CAA Sports activities. The company introduced the information on its Twitter feed.
We’ve already heard of widespread curiosity in Ozuna in free company, with the Braves and Mets cited as simply two of many groups checking in on the slugger’s providers. Naturally, it isn’t any shock that Ozuna is producing such buzz within the wake of an excellent season that noticed him end sixth in NL MVP voting. Ozuna hit .338/.431/.636 over 267 plate appearances with the Braves in 2020, topping the Nationwide League in house runs (18), RBI (56) and complete bases (145).
Although 2020 was a shortened season, Ozuna will head into free company on the heels of a a lot better platform yr than he did final winter. He posted stable (.241/.328/.472, 29 homers in 549 PA) however not top-tier numbers with the Cardinals in 2019, and in addition was hooked up to draft choose compensation after rejecting the Playing cards’ qualifying provide. Ozuna selected to wager on himself within the type of a one-year, $18MM cope with Atlanta fairly than settle for different multi-year provides that have been on the desk — a call that now seems fairly sensible within the wake of his massive 2020 marketing campaign. MLBTR tasks Ozuna to land a four-year, $72MM contract this offseason, rating him fourth on our checklist of the winter’s high 50 free brokers.
CAA represents sufficient gamers on sufficient groups that’s tough to gauge whether or not Ozuna’s company change might trace at his subsequent touchdown spot. For what it’s value, Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos accomplished a notable free agent cope with a CAA consumer only a yr in the past, when Atlanta inked left-hander Will Smith to a three-year, $40MM pact.
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