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. led the way offensively Tuesday in an 8-2 win over the Washington Nationals, going 2-for-5 with two solo home runs. He now has 15 for the year. It's been a down year for the right fielder, who has a .781 OPS in 113 games this season, a number which sits well below his career .892 mark. Still, Acuna Jr. has racked up 69 runs scored, 49 RBI, and 28 steals in 507 plate appearances. Those numbers will play, even if they don't live up to the first-round price tag for fantasy managers.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (back) is back in right field and is hitting leadoff on Monday against the Washington Nationals and right-hander Cory Abbott. Acuna hadn't started the team's previous four games due to mid-back tightness, but he had two at-bats as a pinch-hitter on Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies and is now back in there for fantasy managers to begin the week. Get the 24-year-old All-Star back into all starting lineups in season-long leagues. In 19 games so far in September, he's gone 20-for-76 (.263) with two home runs, 11 RBI, nine runs scored and three stolen bases. The fact that he's back in right field means that his back issues are hopefully a thing of the past.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (back) went 1-for-1 with an RBI, run scored and a walk in two plate appearances as a pinch-hitter off the bench in Sunday's 8-7 extra-inning win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The 24-year-old has been dealing with mid-back tightness and hasn't started a game for the Braves since Sept. 21, but the fact that he entered the game on Sunday and got two at-bats is a good sign that he might be able to return on Monday for the start of a series against the Washington Nationals. He's been in and out of the lineup at times this year due to various injuries. Acuna is hitting .263 (20-for-76) with two home runs, 11 RBI, nine runs scored and three stolen bases in 19 games in September.
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.