2023 Player Outlook
Even with Acuna returning from an ACL injury for a delayed start to his year, you’d have to admit it was a bit of a disappointing campaign. Slashing .266/.351/.413 is the worst stat line of his career while the 15 homers are only one more than he hit in the 46 games of the 2020-Covid year. The 29 steals were nice to see after his knee injury to be sure, but we just wish it came with some bulky numbers in the rest of the categories. Acuna is heading into the 2023 season healthy and ready to go which should bring with it a bounce-back year. The key to Acuna getting the most out of 2023 will be, aside from health, hitting LHP better than at the .234 clip he did in 2022. Career, including 2022, he’s a .271 hitter vs. LHP including two years at .302. If he can pull off closer to his career average against LHP, we should see his slash line rebound as well as his normal threat of a 25-25 season reemerges.