2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Ronald Acuna
Colby Conway dives deep into the numbers to tell fantasy baseball owners what they can expect from the Braves sophomore outfielder during the 2019 MLB season.
Ronald Acuna carried a ton of hype heading into last season, leaving many clamoring that he begin the season in the big leagues. The Braves kept him down at the Triple-A level for 23 games before giving its heralded prospect the call to the show. Acuna was all that and a bag of potatoes for the Braves, en route to a monster rookie campaign. Acuna wasted no time wedging his way into the hearts of many across the fantasy community, slashing .293/.366/.552 with 26 home runs, 78 runs scored, 64 RBI and 16 stolen bases.
If Acuna were to have played the whole season at the big league level at the caliber he was playing at last year, his 162 game pace would have seen a monster season with 38 home runs, 114 runs scored, 93 RBI and 23 stolen bases.
It was a slow go at the beginning of the year for Acuna, who hit just .249 in the first half of the season and dealt with a trip to the disabled list. However, when he returned, he was a beast, hitting .336 in August and .303 in September...