2022 Player Outlook
It was a tough way to end the 2021 season for Acuna as he got off to a fantastic start, hitting .283 with 72 runs, 24 home runs, 17 stolen bases and 52 RBI over the first 82 games. Unfortunately he suffered a torn ACL during game 82 that cost him the rest of the season and the postseason as he watched his teammates go on to win the World Series without him. Despite the injury, Acuna is expected back for the 2022 season and is already taking batting practice with hopes that his rehab schedule will put him on track for Opening Day. No two ways about it, Acuna is a superstar who deserves to be taken among the first few picks of the first round of fantasy baseball drafts as he offers elite power and speed upside. Should the Braves lose out on Freddie Freeman this offseason we could see a move to the middle of the lineup for Acuna who hits atop of the Braves lineup and that could lead to increased RBI production. As of now we see Acuna going around the 12th pick of fantasy drafts while being the third or fourth outfielder off the board but as we get closer to Opening Day we could see that ADP quickly shoot up the board if it is looking like he will be all systems go.