Ronald Acuna
Ronald Acuna
21-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Atlanta Braves
2019 Fantasy Outlook
A lot of top prospects fail to live up to the hype. Acuna was not one of them. After receiving the "Kris Bryant Treatment," Acuna got the call to Atlanta on April 25 and ended up returning top-20 value in the outfield in just 487 plate appearances. The incredible bat speed he showed as a prospect manifested itself right away with Acuna hitting for both average and power. His barrel rate of 8.6 Brls/PA was a top-20 mark in baseball (min. 150 batted-ball events), and his recorded sprint speed was also elite. It's incredible to think of what the numbers could have looked like had Acuna not missed a month with a knee sprain. While it's not wise to prorate stats for most players, Acuna is the rare exception with whom it's totally plausible to think he could keep up a similar rate of production over the course of a full season. There is some swing and miss here (25.3%), but Acuna may lead off for the Braves and his physical tools are right up there with the best of the best. Read Past Outlooks
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$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.
Swats 18th homer
OFAtlanta Braves
June 23, 2019
Acuna went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Nationals.
After striking out in his first two trips to the plate, Acuna adjusted and took Austin Voth deep in the sixth inning to put the Braves up 2-0. The young outfielder now has seven homers since the start of June, slashing .313/.383/.573 with 19 RBI and two stolen bases in those 21 games.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
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Since 2017vs Left 1.002 215 44 13 30 5 .310 .405 .598
Since 2017vs Right .861 627 88 31 84 21 .285 .354 .507
2019vs Left 1.021 79 14 5 14 2 .324 .418 .603
2019vs Right .825 276 40 13 36 8 .279 .355 .470
2018vs Left .992 136 30 8 16 3 .302 .397 .595
2018vs Right .890 351 48 18 48 13 .290 .353 .536
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Since 2017Home .887 392 69 22 64 11 .289 .360 .527
Since 2017Away .905 450 63 22 50 15 .293 .373 .531
2019Home .867 182 29 8 31 6 .296 .374 .494
2019Away .867 173 25 10 19 4 .281 .364 .503
2018Home .904 210 40 14 33 5 .283 .348 .556
2018Away .928 277 38 12 31 11 .301 .379 .549
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
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.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 100 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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.
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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Collects three more hits
OFAtlanta Braves
June 17, 2019
Acuna went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, two RBI and a walk in a 12-3 victory against the Mets on Monday.
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Collects four hits in win
OFAtlanta Braves
June 16, 2019
Acuna went 4-for-5 with a home run, a HBP and two RBI in a 15-1 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
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Nabs ninth steal
OFAtlanta Braves
June 12, 2019
Acuna went 2-for-4 with a double and a steal Tuesday in the Braves' 7-5 win over the Pirates.
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Homer barrage continues Monday
OFAtlanta Braves
June 11, 2019
Acuna went 1-for-5 with a grand slam in Monday's win over the Pirates.
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Leads comeback
OFAtlanta Braves
June 9, 2019
Acuna went 1-for-6 with a three-run home run and a walk in Sunday's win over the Marlins.
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