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Ronald Acuña Jr has been one of baseball’s best young players since he got into the league last year in April. To end his amazing 2018 season he beat out the Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto for the Rookie of the Year award and this year it looks like there’s no slowing up in his future.

Last year Acuña played in 111 games after being called up from Gwinnett and had a batting average of .293. Not a bad first year for a kid who couldn’t even buy a beer after winning his first MLB award. He finished the 2018 season with 127 hits, 26 home runs and 64 RBI’s with his first playoff appearance. The Braves put up a fight against the LA Dodgers but lost the series 3-1 but they didn’t go down on there knees. In game 3 of the NLDS, Acuña became the youngest player ever to hit a grand slam in the post season which helped the Atlanta Braves win at least one game In Ronald’s first postseason appearance. Last year was exceptional for the Braves but it wasn’t satisfactory.

This year the Atlanta Braves have clinched the NL East division on the 155th game of the season where it was only right that in that same game, the kid hit his 41st home run. Acuña has been more than great in his 2nd year in the league, currently hitting .279 with 41 home runs, 101 RBI’s and 37 stolen bases. Now the biggest attraction this year is that Acuña is only 3 stolen bases away from a rare accomplishment of a 40-40 season. 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases. Now even though #13 has played in 40+ more games this season, his stats have sky rocketed from what he put up last year.

The Atlanta Braves are 95-60 at the moment with 7 games left to be played in the 2019 season. They will be in the playoffs this year and will most likely be facing the St Louis Cardinals and then the LA Dodgers if they can beat the Cardinals. You better get used to seeing this Braves team in the playoff picture for the next 8-10 years because the 21 year old superstar that is Ronald Acuña Jr just signed a 8 year 100 million dollar deal to stay in Atlanta and rest assured, he will more than likely end his career in the Peach State. With being already compared to the likes of Mike Trout, Ken Griffey Jr and having a stat line at the age of 20 that absolutely topples Bryce Harpers, don’t forget the name Ronald Acuña Jr. And if you do, he’ll be sure to remind you.