Mississippi Braves shortstop Ozzie Albies sits in the dugout following practice Tuesday at Trustmark Park. Justin Sellers/The Clarion-Ledger

Currently rated the No. 6 prospect in the Atlanta Braves organization, Mississippi’s Ozzie Albies has won the Southern League Batting Title for he 2016 regular season.

With an adjusted batting average of .315, Albies was required to meet the Minor League minimum of 2.7 plate appearances per game.

Albies split time this season between Triple-A Gwinnett, and Double-A Mississippie for the Braves, posting a combined .292 average, but hit .321 at Mississippi.  His season totals were 33 doubles, 10 triples, six home runs, and 53 runs batted in.  He played 82 games in Pearle at the double-A level.

The Braves No. 6 prospect Ozzie Albies has been awarded the 2016 Southern League Batting Title with an adjusted batting average of .315.

 If you’re wondering how adjusted average works, read below:

9.22 Minimum Standards for Individual Championships

To assure uniformity in establishing the batting, pitching and fielding championships of professional leagues, such champions shall meet the following minimum performance standards:
(a) The individual batting, slugging or on-base percentage champion shall be the player with the highest batting average, slugging percentage or on-base percentage, as the case may be, provided the player is credited with as many or more total appearances at the plate in league championship games as the number of games scheduled for each club in his club’s league that season, multiplied by 3.1 in the case of a Major League player and by 2.7 in the case of a National Association player. Total appearances at the plate shall include official times at bat, plus bases on balls, times hit by pitcher, sacrifice hits, sacrifice flies and times awarded first base because of interference or obstruction. Notwithstanding the foregoing requirement of minimum appearances at the plate, any player with fewer than the required number of plate appearances whose average would be the highest, if he were charged with the required number of plate appearances shall be awarded the batting, slugging or on-base percentage championship, as the case may be.”

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