2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Ronald Acuna Jr.
Greg Jewett takes an in-depth look at Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season
It’s a brave new world with Ronald Acuna Jr. threatening Mike Trout ’s hold on the first overall pick in fantasy entering 2020. Acuna Jr. played in 156 games last season with 127 runs, 41 home runs, 101 RBI, 37 stolen bases and a .280/.365/.518 slash line in 715 plate appearances. He loves hitting leadoff which caps his RBI total, but Acuna Jr. still drove in 78 batting first in 118 games. Suffice it to say, Acuna Jr.’s a stud.
Acuna Jr.’s one of five players to ever accrue at least 40 home runs with 37 stolen bases in a season. He tired down the stretch but lists a 40/40 season as a goal. Only four players in history own such a season with the last being Alfonso Soriano (46 home runs with 41 stolen bases in 2006). Acuna Jr. hopes to join Jose Canseco (1988), Barry Bonds (1996) and Alex Rodriguez (1998) in this exclusive club. Also, Acuna Jr.’s also the third player in major league history with 40 or more home runs prior to his 22nd birthday.
His dangerous combination of...