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. (knee) underwent successful surgery to repair his torn ACL on Wednesday, according to David O'Brien of The Athletic. O'Brien adds that while the team does not have an official timetable for Acuna's return, rehab from a torn ACL typically takes about nine to 10 months to complete. With that potential timeframe in mind, that would place Acuna's return currently as sometime in April or May 2022. There are many factors that can affect his rehab, so it's hard to say definitely when he will return at this point. But that being said, it seems to be a good guess that Acuna could miss the first month of the 2022 season. This could be a boon to fantasy managers next year, as this could cause Acuna to drop down a few spots in the draft rankings. Acuna put up great numbers this season prior to the injury, slashing .283/.394/.596 with 24 homers, 17 steals, 52 RBI and 72 runs scored over 82 games. There's no reason managers shouldn't expect a similar performance in 2022 when he returns.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (knee) has suffered a complete tear of his ACL that will require season-ending surgery, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network. Acuna suffered the injury on an awkward landing while attempting to make a leaping catch in right field during Saturday's game. He attempted to walk off the field under his power, but would have to be carted the rest of the way from the outfield. This is easily the biggest injury to hit fantasy managers this season, as Acuna was slashing .283/.394/.596 with 24 homers, 17 steals, 52 RBI and 72 runs scored over 82 games this year. Abraham Almonte replaced Acuna in right field following the injury, and it appears likely now the Braves will go with some combination of Almonte, Guillermo Heredia, Ender Inciarte and Orlando Arcia in the outfield moving forward. Unfortunately none of those options will likely be able to even come close to putting up similar production to Acuna. Managers in all redraft formats should drop Acuna now, and start scouring the waiver-wire or trade block for a replacement.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (leg) is still being examined after he was carted off the field on Saturday in a contest against the Marlins. Manager Brian Snitker wasn't able to provide an update on the two-time All-Star, only indicating that more news regarding his status likely won't come until Sunday. Surely, fantasy managers will continue to monitor Acuna's status with bated breath.
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.