Ronald Acuña Jr. Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/18/1997 (24)
Ronald Acuña Jr. Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Ronald Acuña Jr. News
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (groin) has returned to the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers and right-hander Adrian Houser. Acuna is serving as the designated hitter and will bat leadoff after missing the last five games due to a sore left groin. Travis Demeritte will remain in right field and will hit sixth in the batting order against Milwaukee. Acuna has played in only 10 games this year after getting a late start while recovering from a torn ACL suffered last season, but he's hitting .282/.391/.487 in his first 46 plate appearances with two home runs, five RBI, four runs scored and five stolen bases. Hopefully his lower-body issue won't prevent him from running on the base paths, but even if it does, the 24-year-old superstar is a must-start.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (groin) ran the bases ahead of Monday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Braves manager Brian Snitker stated that Acuna passed all the tests in his base running and in his other exercises on Monday. If Acuna recovers from Monday's workouts well, he is likely to return to action on Tuesday. Monday's game will be Acuna's fifth consecutive missed game due to a groin injury. Fantasy managers in weekly-lock leagues would be wise to slide Acuna into their lineups ahead of Monday night's action. Even if he misses a few games this week, he's still too valuable to keep on the bench.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (groin) is out of the starting lineup yet again on Monday against the Milwaukee Brewers. The 24-year-old superstar remains day-to-day, but this will be his fifth straight game on the bench due to a groin injury. The Braves are understandably being cautious with Acuna, even though his MRI exam came back clean over the weekend. Travis Demeritte is in right field and batting leadoff, while Orlando Arcia is the designated hitter and is batting ninth against Brewers right-hander Freddy Peralta on Monday. Acuna has played in only 10 games this year while getting a late start to the season as he recovered from a torn ACL last year, but he's hit well when he's been on the field, going 11-for-39 with two home runs, five RBI and five stolen bases.
Ronald Acuna Jr. would be in the discussion for the first overall pick in redraft leagues if he were fully healthy. He hit an electrifying .283/.394/.596 with 24 HR and 17 SB in just 360 PAs before a torn ACL brought his 2021 season to a premature end. Acuna also fixed his biggest issue from 2020: his strikeout total. He posted a career-best 10.6 SwStr% en route to a substantial K% decline (23.6 K% vs. 29.7 in 2020), all without compromising his power metrics (45.6 FB%, 24.2% HR/FB). Unfortunately, that torn ACL is expected to keep him sidelined until at least May, forcing fantasy managers to play a game of chicken. Acuna is likely to be great when he plays, but you're missing a month in a best-case scenario and maybe more if there are any setbacks. Furthermore, Acuna may be hesitant to show off his athleticism coming off of a knee injury, meaning that he might not accumulate the SB totals managers have come to expect. Acuna currently has an ADP of 12.10, meaning that managers are passing on studs such as Bryce Harper (11.00 ADP), Mookie Betts (14.23), Walker Buehler (14.86), and Mike Trout (15.44) to roll the dice on him. As great as Acuna is when healthy, taking him that early when you aren't sure how much he will be able to play is probably not the right move.