When a player signs a contract, it provides a ripple effect to his value along with impacting a lineup. Marcell Ozuna agreed to a one-year deal with Atlanta keeping Ronald Acuna Jr. at leadoff, Ozzie Albies hitting second and Freddie Freeman third. It also insures Ozuna accrues counting statistics as the cleanup hitter in a potent Braves batting order. Despite missing 28 games with a fractured finger in 2019, Ozuna played in 130 games with 549 plate appearances, 80 runs, 29 home runs, 89 RBI, 12 stolen bases and a .243/.330/.474 slash line. Although his slash lines suffered a bit, Ozuna’s underlying data provides hope for a rebound at a discount due to his present price point.

One also cannot overlook Ozuna’s one of 16 major league players to record at least 80 RBI in each of the last three seasons or his career high in steals last year. With Ozuna’s plate discipline metrics aligning with past results, delving too deeply will not be required. He owned an 11.5 swinging strike...