After setting a major league record, it looks like the waters are about to rise. Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. (26) is one step closer to becoming the first MVP in history.온라인카지노
Acuña Jr. is having a breakout season this year. In 83 games, he is batting .336 (112-for-333) with 21 home runs, 54 RBIs, 39 doubles, and an OPS of 1.019. To put that in perspective, he’s second in the National League in batting average, sixth in home runs, and first in stolen bases and OPS. That’s a monster season.
What makes Acuña Jr. so great is that he has quick enough feet to steal 39 bases while hitting over 6%. It’s a common misconception that power hitters have slow feet, but Acuña Jr. is proving that wrong. With his combination of explosive power and speed, he is literally a weapon with his whole body.MLB STATS, the statistical tracking page of MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, highlighted his performance on the 1st, saying, “He became the first player to hit 20 or more home runs and steal 35 or more bases before the All-Star break”. It’s a feat that hasn’t been accomplished by any other player in Major League Baseball history.
As his stellar play continues, he is naturally a favourite for National League MVP. There are strong contenders, including Freddie Freeman (34-LA Dodgers) and Corbin Carroll (23-Arizona Diamondbacks), but none of them have had the same impact as Aquino.
Atlanta has six games left before the All-Star break. If Acuña Jr. adds one more stolen base, he will have 40 in the first half alone.
Meanwhile, Acuña Jr. fell just short of joining the 40 (home runs)-40 (stolen bases) club in 2019, when he hit 41 home runs and stole 37 bases. This time, however, it looks more likely. Comparing 2019 to this year, he’s hit the same 21 home runs and has 26 more stolen bases. If he keeps up his pace, he could be looking at 40-40 or better.
Acuña Jr. is having a breakout season, and fans can’t wait to see what he can do next.