Ronald Acuña Jr. Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/18/1997 (23)
Ronald Acuña Jr. Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Ronald Acuña Jr. News
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 4-for-5 with a two-run home run and two doubles in the Braves' 8-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. Acuna is red-hot to begin the 2021 campaign. He has posted a .393/.433/.857 slash line with three HR and six RBI over his first 28 at-bats. Acuna should be active in all fantasy lineups as a matchup-proof everyday player who is, arguably, the best all-around position player in baseball.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. helped his team to their first victory of the season in a 7-6 win over the Washington Nationals in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Wednesday. Acuna had his sixth career multi-homer game on Tuesday in the season opener and has gone 5-for-9 with three extra-base hits in the first two games of the year. Both of the 23-year-old's home runs on Tuesday came off Nationals ace Max Scherzer. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise, as Acuna was the first player off the board in most fantasy drafts this spring. He should be in fantasy lineups on a daily basis as one of the best all-around position players in baseball.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. was 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI during Tuesday's 6-5 loss to the Washington Nationals. Both home runs came against Nationals ace Max Scherzer. Acuna had a quiet series against the Phillies, but it is safe to say the 23-year-old has broken out. Expect Acuna to finish the 2021 season as one of the most valuable fantasy players in all of baseball.
It doesn't get much better than Ronald Acuna Jr. in fantasy baseball. He had a slash line of .250/.406/.581 with 14 HR and eight steals over 202 PAs in 2020, making a positive contribution in every standard category. His contact quality metrics were excellent, combining 99.5 mph average airborne exit velocity with a 16% rate of Brls/BBE, both of which represented increases over 2019 (95.6 and 15%, respectively). As such, Acuna should be able to come close to repeating his 32.6% HR/FB. He was also caught stealing just one time, ensuring that the contending Braves keep asking him to run. Acuna's K% spiked to 29.7 last season, largely the result of a more patient approach at the plate (40.5 Swing% vs. 45.3% in 2019) rather than contact issues (11.6 SwStr% vs. 11.5 in 2019). The approach might hinder Acuna's batting average slightly, but the corresponding contact quality and BB% increase (18.8% vs. 10.6% in 2019) improves his overall profile. Acuna hits leadoff for the Braves, limiting the RBI opportunities available to him. Still, the 23-year-old is worth his first overall pick ADP because his five-category production is simply the best available on draft day.