Ronald Acuna Jr. will be the next young superstar in the MLB
Last season Ronald Acuna Jr. came into the league with the Atlanta Braves organization at the ripe age of 20. He took his time in the minor leagues before getting his turn. It was the right decision to bring him up when the Atlanta Braves did. By the end of last season he was named Rookie of the Year. This season he will be shooting for a higher goal.
The Eyes of the League have been on Ronald Acuna Jr.
He started turning heads when he became the youngest player in the major leagues to sign a contract over $100 million dollars. After the signing he let his actions speak for him.
He made it to his first All-Star game as a starting outfielder at the age of 21. Acuna and teammate first baseman Freddie Freeman both started that game and are now both in the running for MVP honors.
Ronald Acuna Jr. will become the youngest player to join the 30/30 club. Braves legend Chipper Jones was the youngest before him. Adding to his accomplishments he is also considered to be a possible Gold Glove candidate. He is on pace to be the youngest player to join the 40/40 club. He has 34 home runs and 28 stolen bases. Making these accomplishments will certainly get the edge he needs for the MVP race.
The NL MVP Race
The favorites starting the season were Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers and Cody Bellinger of the LA Dodgers. Closely behind is Acuna teammate Freddie Freeman. Ronald Acuna Jr. slid his way into the MVP conversation with his great play this year. This will be a fun MVP race and it will be a tough task to break out over Christian Yelich or Cody Bellinger.
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