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Ronald Acuna Jr. is leading baseball in several categories. He is firing rockets from rightfield and scaring runners into holding up. He is an artist at thievery on the basepaths, he is the Stephane Breitweiser of baseball.
Today, we are going to provide a summary of some key statistics and information to make you want to tell your non-baseball friends that they need to watch Ronald Acuna Jr of the Atlanta Braves. He is a generational talent.
Braves Acuna Most Devastating Leadoff Hitter in Baseball
Ronald Acuna Jr. gets the games started with the bat for the Braves, setting the tone from the leadoff spot. Acuna is just 25 years old and he currently ranks 26th in all-time leadoff home runs. He has a ways to go to get to Rickey Henderson’s 81, but if he stays healthy he’s got a shot.
Atlanta Braves: Ronald Acuna Jr. Leadoff Hitter Rankings – The Stats
Here are where Acuna ranks among leadoff hitters this season as of 05/24/2023)
HRs: 11 (T-1st)
Not only is Acuna marching up the all-time list in leadoff homers, but he’s also first in the league this season.
2B: 14 (T-1st)
The power doesn’t stop with homers, Acuna is leading the league in two-baggers.
Hits: 63 (1st)
Tony Gwynn would be proud! Acuna is must-watch TV every time he’s at the plate.
Walks: 28 (2nd)
You better give him a good pitch! He doesn’t waste his time on stuff outside the zone.
Stolen Bases: 20 (2nd)
Acuna is on pace for 66 steals this season! In the video below, Acuna surprises everyone, including Max Muncy and the Dodgers.
Ronald Acuña Jr. just stole a base … 𝙖𝙛𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙖 𝙬𝙖𝙡𝙠 👀 pic.twitter.com/3xTdmoiUkA— Bally Sports: Braves (@BravesOnBally) May 23, 2023
Average: .330 (2nd)
When he puts it in play, he finds a way.
RBI: 27 (T-4th)
Hitting at the top of the lineup hasn’t stopped Ronnie from driving in runs. Considering Acuna starts every game with an opportunity only to drive himself in (which he does well), his RBI totals are quite impressive. His numbers with runners in scoring position are excellent, as expected. Acuna is hitting .324 w/ RISP with a 1.017 OPS.