After setting the first record in the major leagues, it seems that the water has risen properly. Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. (26) plans to take a step closer to the ‘MVP 0 ranking’.
Acuna Junior is having an all-time season this year. He appeared in 83 games and had a batting average of .336 (112 hits in 333 at-bats), 21 home runs, 54 RBIs, 39 stolen bases, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.019. Looking at his performance, he ranks second in the National League in batting average, sixth in home runs, and first in steals and OPS. It’s a really great season.메이저놀이터 추천
What makes Acuña Jr. great is that he has 39 stolen bases on his feet while posting a slugging percentage of over 60%. There is usually a prejudice that powerful hitters are slow-footed, but Acuna Jr. proves this notion wrong. He is a player who has explosive power and speed at the same time and literally his whole body is a weapon.
The statistics page ‘MLB STATS’ operated by the official Major League Baseball website ‘MLB.com’ highlighted the performance on the 1st, saying, “Acuña Jr. became the first player to record 20 or more home runs and 35 or more stolen bases before the All-Star break.” did. It is a record that even pinch hitters in major league history have not been able to achieve.
As his outstanding performance continued, he naturally emerged as a strong candidate for National League MVP. There are strong candidates such as Freddie Freeman (34, LA Dodgers) and Corbin Carroll (23, Arizona Diamondbacks), but they are not showing as much impact as Acuna Jr.
Atlanta has six games left before the All-Star break. If Acuña Jr. adds one more steal, he’ll have 40 stolen bases in the first half alone.
Meanwhile, Acuña Junior was frustrated in front of his eyes to enter the 40 (home run)-40 (steal base) club with 41 home runs and 37 stolen bases in the 2019 season. But this time the odds seem high. Comparing 2019 and this year, the homers hit the same 21 times, and the stolen bases are rather 26 more. If you keep your pace, you might be aiming for 40-40 or higher.
Acuna Junior is having an all-time great season. Fans are anticipating what kind of records he will write.
◆Acuña Junior’s career record:
batting average 0.286 in 597 games (662 hits in 2316 at-bats), 141 homers, 350 RBIs, 146 stolen bases, OPS 0.906