2022 Fantasy Outlook
Acuna presents quite the conundrum for 2022 fantasy players. He was the top pick in some 2021 leagues and filled the role admirably until an awkward play into the outfield wall in mid-July resulted in a torn ACL. A leg injury for someone whose game features speed is a problem, not to mention the importance of a hitter's lower half in hitting the ball with authority. Acuna is expected to miss the first few weeks of the campaign but could be cleared to serve as the designated hitter by the end of April, with a return to the outfield potentially coming a month later. It could be tough for Acuna to live up to fantasy expectations this season coming off the injury, but his natural talent and abilities can still take him further than most in his situation. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a seven-year, $99.94 million contract extension with the Braves in April of 2019. Contract includes $17 million team option ($10 million buyout) for 2027 and $17 million team option ($10 million buyout) for 2028.
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