Ronald Acuna
20-Year-Old OutfielderOF
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Not only is Acuna the best prospect in baseball, he might be the best prospect to come along since Mike Trout and Bryce Harper were competing for pole position in 2012. It's incredibly rare for a 19-year-old prospect to earn a promotion to Triple-A, but Acuna, who opened the year at High-A, didn't just stop by to get a lay of the land. He was immediately the best player in the International League and was 62 percent better than the league's average hitter (162 wRC+) over 54 games. Dripping with fantasy-relevant tools, Acuna has the speed to steal 30-plus bases, enough power to hit 30-plus homers and the approach and bat-to-ball skills to hit .300. While he didn't show the same patience last year that he did in his first two professional seasons, he will be an OBP monster when appropriate fear is established in the minds of big-league pitchers. Acuna will be promoted to the majors in mid April, once the Braves have secured an extra year of control, and he could be a five-category force from Day 1. Read Past Outlooks
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Receives rare rest
OFAtlanta Braves
September 23, 2018
Acuna is not starting Sunday against the Phillies.
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Acuna sits for the first time in 48 games as the Braves make several changes following their division-clinching win Saturday. Adam Duvall starts in left field in his place.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+8%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+8%
OPS vs LHP
2017
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2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .983 130 29 8 14 3 .291 .392 .591
Since 2016vs Right .911 321 44 18 44 11 .290 .352 .559
2018vs Left .983 130 29 8 14 3 .291 .392 .591
2018vs Right .911 321 44 18 44 11 .290 .352 .559
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2017
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2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .915 200 36 14 33 4 .285 .345 .570
Since 2016Away .944 251 37 12 25 10 .294 .378 .566
2018Home .915 200 36 14 33 4 .285 .345 .570
2018Away .944 251 37 12 25 10 .294 .378 .566
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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How does Ronald Acuna compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.39
 
BB Rate
9.8%
 
K Rate
25.2%
 
BABIP
.343
 
ISO
.273
 
AVG
.290
 
OBP
.365
 
SLG
.563
 
OPS
.928
 
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
An under-the-radar July 2 international signee out of Venezuela in 2014, Acuna has hit at every stop in pro ball, showcasing high-end tools along the way. He missed 15 weeks in the middle of the season with a thumb injury, but his .819 OPS would have ranked sixth in the Sally League, just behind top Rockies prospect Brendan Rodgers, if he had enough plate appearances to qualify. At 18, he would have been easily the youngest player in the top-10 on that leaderboard, and his 14 steals in just 40 games serve as another separator. The case can be made that on a per-game basis, Acuna was the most impressive hitter in Low-A last year, when factoring in age. He projects to grow into plus power and should maintain above average speed through his prime years, but we won't know what kind of hitter Acuna will be until he gets a taste of quality offspeed stuff at Double-A and Triple-A.
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Steals 15th base in win over Phillies
OFAtlanta Braves
September 22, 2018
Acuna went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base in a 5-3 win over the Phillies on Saturday as Atlanta clinched the National League East title.
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Four hits in win over Nats
OFAtlanta Braves
September 15, 2018
Acuna went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, two runs scored and two RBI in Friday's 10-5 win over the Nationals.
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Goes deep, swipes base
OFAtlanta Braves
September 9, 2018
Acuna went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, two walks, three runs scored and a stolen base Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
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Reaches base four times
OFAtlanta Braves
September 8, 2018
Acuna went 2-for-3 with two walks, a double and a run scored against the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
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Mashes another leadoff homer
OFAtlanta Braves
September 5, 2018
Acuna went 1-for-3 with a homer, two walks and an additional run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox.
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