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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

2018 FANTASY BASEBALL WELCOME TO THE SHOW: RONALD ACUNA OUTFIELDER ATLANTA BRAVES

Well that took long enough.  After over a month of waiting, the Atlanta Braves finally called up consensus number 1 prospect in all of baseball Ronald Acuna late Tuesday night and he is expected to be in the lineup for Wednesday's game in the outfield.  Just 20-years-old, Acuna is considered as close to a can't miss prospect as you can get due to his breathtaking power/speed game that translated to a cumulative 21 homers and 44 stolen bases and batted .325 across the three levels of the minors in 2017.  While Acuna did get off to a very rough start to the minor league season, some of that can be chalked up to disappointment over not making then Braves after he tore it up in spring training.  While he hit just .215 with a 27.5 K/9, Acuna also walked a bunch (11.0 BB/9) which is always a good sign in terms of figuring out the strike zone.  Right now the Braves have not said yet where they plan to have Acuna in the batting order but he is a future 2 or 3 hitter based on his skills and the numbers should begin to pile up in a hurry.  Those who have waited this long for Acuna may have a tough time keeping initial expectations in check but the guy is the real deal and is likely headed for first-round fantasy baseball status next spring. 


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