Ronald Acuña Jr. Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/18/1997 (25)
Ronald Acuña Jr. Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Ronald Acuña Jr. News
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. was unanimously named the 2023 National League Most Valuable Player for the first time in his career. Acuna was fully expected to win the award after a groundbreaking 40-home run, 70-stolen base season. Before 2023, no player in MLB history had hit 40 home runs and stolen 70 bases in a single season. The 25-year-old became just the third Venezuelan-born player to win an MVP, joining Miguel Cabrera and Jose Altuve. Acuna was also the first player to ever lead his league in hits (217), runs (149), on-base percentage (.416), OPS (1.012) and total bases (383) since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. He became Atlanta's eighth MVP and first since Freddie Freeman won the award in the shortened 2020 season.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. didn't even play a full game in Friday's 10-6 loss to the visiting Washington Nationals, but he still managed to steal two bases while going 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored. The Braves have already clinched the National League East title, so the Braves chose to give Acuna some more rest. He was replaced by Kevin Pillar in the third inning. The 25-year-old superstar accomplished something this year that no MLB player has ever done: hit 40 home runs and steal 70 bases. Acuna now has 72 stolen bases on the year and is tied for third-most steals in franchise history. There's nothing he can't do. Acuna is now slashing .336/.414/.595 with a 1.009 OPS, 41 homers, 105 RBI and 146 runs scored. He's a lock for NL MVP this year.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. stole his 70th base of the season as part of Wednesday night's 6-5 extra-innings win over the visiting Chicago Cubs. The favorite to win the National League Most Valuable Player Award continued his historic season in which he has also slugged 41 home runs while also leading the big leagues with a hefty 146 runs scored on the campaign. Acuna swiped second base twice on the evening and also went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a pair of runs scored. Following yet another impressive outing, Acuna is now hitting .336 with a 1.010 OPS across 155 games on the season while aiming for his first career NL MVP.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. looks poised for another strong season atop the National League East club's lineup. The 24-year-old appeared in 119 games for Atlanta last year, hitting .266 with a .351 on-base percentage, 15 home runs, and 29 stolen bases in 533 plate appearances. Of those 533 plate appearances, 528 of them came as Atlanta's leadoff hitter. Acuna Jr. should continue to thrive in that role, especially after a 2022 season in which he finished in the 92nd percentile or better league-wide in hard-hit rate, xSLG, and xwOBA. Given how productive he was on the basepaths this past season, it wouldn't be a total shock if the former Rookie of the Year approached his 2019 metrics with a full season's worth of plate appearances in 2023. During the 2019 season, Acuna hit 41 home runs and stole 37 bases. He has as good of a shot as anyone of finishing as fantasy's top player not named Shohei Ohtani in 2023.