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Ronald Acuna Jr.
Ronald Acuña Jr. #13
NL Rookie of the Year,

HT
6' 0"
WT
180
AGE
21
POS
LF
BAT
R
THROW
R
BORN
Dec 18, 1997 
FROM
La Guaira, Venezuela 
DEBUT
Apr 25, 2018  
DRAFTED
 
ACTIVE
YES

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2018 487 433 78 127 26 64 16 .293 .366 .552 .917
1 Season 487 433 78 127 26 64 16 .293 .366 .552 .917
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2018 .293 26 64 16 .917
1 Season .293 26 64 16 .917

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2018 ATL NL 111 487 433 78 127 26 4 26 64 45 123 16 5 6 .293 .366 .552 .917
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2018 ATL NL 487 239 129 0 3 .352 56 4 36 1985 4.08 .253 .053 .366 .259 .259 0

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 60 | Power: 65 | Run: 70 | Arm: 60 | Field: 60 | Overall: 70

Acuna's grandfather, a pitcher, and father, a fellow outfielder, played pro ball but never reached the big leagues. After a 2017 season that saw him play, and dominate, across three levels up to Triple-A, there's little question the 20-year-old phenom will easily surpass the two previous generations in his family. He capped his remarkable year off by winning MVP honors in the Arizona Fall League.

It's hard to find a flaw in Acuna's game. He has a buggy whip of a swing and ultra-fast hands that allow him to make hard contact to all fields. His power started showing up, and then some, in 2017, and seeing his 21 homers be a low mark in his career does not sound outlandish. While he did strike out a bit, his K rate did go down each time he moved up the Braves' ladder, with an advanced approach especially given his age. He can flat-out fly, allowing him to make 40-plus steals an annual projection, especially as he gets better at reading pitchers and cutting down his caught stealing rate. That speed works for him in the outfield as well, where he has the range for center and the arm for right field.

While Acuna was in A ball just a year ago, he's ready to break through to the big leagues. Even if the Braves are extra-cautious, no one doubts he will make a big impact in the immediate future, with an almost limitless ceiling.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 1985 313 42 13.4 90.8 12.9 .264 .522 .388 .366 .458 46.6 25.3 9.2
ALL 1985 313 42 13.4 90.8 12.9 .264 .522 .388 .366 .458 46.6 25.3 9.2
MLB 31264 6.1 87.4 10.9 .246 .399 .317 .313 .362 34.1 21.4 8.2

Rankings



Transactions

Team Date Transaction
06/28/2018 Atlanta Braves activated LF Ronald Acuna Jr. from the 10-day disabled list.
06/22/2018 Atlanta Braves sent LF Ronald Acuna Jr. on a rehab assignment to Gwinnett Stripers.
05/28/2018 Atlanta Braves placed LF Ronald Acuna Jr. on the 10-day disabled list. Left knee contusion and mild ACL sprain.
04/25/2018 Atlanta Braves selected the contract of LF Ronald Acuna Jr. from Gwinnett Stripers.
01/26/2018 Atlanta Braves invited non-roster OF Ronald Acuna Jr. to spring training.
07/13/2017 CF Ronald Acuna Jr. assigned to Gwinnett Braves from Mississippi Braves.
05/09/2017 OF Ronald Acuna assigned to Mississippi Braves from Florida Fire Frogs.
04/04/2017 OF Ronald Acuna assigned to Florida Fire Frogs.
02/25/2017 OF Ronald Acuna assigned to Atlanta Braves.
08/26/2016 Rome Braves activated CF Ronald Acuna from the 7-day disabled list.
08/22/2016 Rome Braves sent CF Ronald Acuna on a rehab assignment to GCL Braves.
05/12/2016 Rome Braves placed CF Ronald Acuna on the 7-day disabled list.
05/12/2016 Rome Braves placed CF Ronald Acuna on the 7-day disabled list.
04/04/2016 CF Ronald Acuna assigned to Rome Braves from Danville Braves.
08/11/2015 CF Ronald Acuna assigned to Danville Braves from GCL Braves.
06/22/2015 CF Ronald Acuna assigned to GCL Braves.