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. and third baseman Austin Riley are not in the starting lineup on Thursday against the San Francisco Giants. Adam Duvall is also getting a day of rest for the Braves in the matinee game. Acuna got a late start to the season due to injury, but he's still a must-start fantasy asset when he's on the field, and he's hitting .275/.367/.456 with an .823 OPS, seven home runs, 18 RBI, 26 runs scored and 12 stolen bases in 41 games. Riley has been an excellent source of power with 18 home runs, an .836 OPS, 41 RBI and 39 runs scored in 69 games for the Braves. Guillermo Heredia is in right field and is hitting eighth on Thursday against Giants left-hander Alex Wood. William Contreras will serve as the designated hitter and bat fifth, while Orlando Arcia will play third base and hit sixth.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. is enjoying another highly productive season at the plate. The outfielder is batting .272 with a .369 on-base percentage, six home runs, and 12 stolen bases in 179 plate appearances so far. Entering play on Tuesday, Acuna was one of just nine outfielders to register at least five home runs and 10 stolen bases this season. With the ability to provide elite home run and stolen base totals, the 24-year-old should continue to be one of the best fantasy options at his position for the rest of the season.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. helped the team defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Thursday. He went 0-for-2, but he reached base twice in the game as he drew a walk and he was hit by a pitch. He stole a base and scored a run in the game. The 24-year-old superstar is off to a great start to the month of June. Over seven games this month, he's slashing .393/.455/.750 with three home runs, two stolen bases, five RBI and nine runs.
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.