Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
OF Ronald Acuna played through a sore left wrist throughout the postseason.
Acuna played the postseason with a wrist issue, but was at no risk of further aggravating his injury. "He played banged up," said Braves' GM Alex Anthopoulos. "But it was good enough for him to play and not risk it getting worse playing through soreness until he could rest in the offseason." The 22-year-old OF slashed .217/.333/.370 in 12 playoff games. Acuna will have all offseason to recover and is expected to be one of the top picks off the board in fantasy drafts next season.
Ronald Acuña Jr went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in the Braves 3-1 loss to the Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS on Saturday.
Acuña sliced an RBI double to the opposite field in the top of the seventh inning to score Nick Markakis and pull the Braves within two runs. That would be as close as they would get as the Dodgers ultimately prevailed to force a Game 7 on Sunday. The 22-year old superstar is having an up and down postseason with a .233 batting average and a .735 OPS to go along with one home run, three RBI, and two stolen bases over 43 at-bats.
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Miami Marlins in Game 1 of the NLDS. He was also hit by a pitch.
Acuna hit his first home run of the postseason on Tuesday and did so to lead off the bottom of the first inning to give the Braves the initial lead. Through three playoff games, Acuna is now slashing .400 / .438. / 1.171 with two runs scored, one home run, two RBI, and one stolen base.
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the Cincinnati Reds in Game 2 of the Wild Card Round. The steal was his first of the postseason.
Acuna does not appear to be too bothered by the wrist injury that sidelined him on the final day of the season as he paced the offense on Thursday.
Braves manager Brian Snitker says Ronald Acuna (wrist) is expected to lead off in Game 1 of the Wild Card Round on Wednesday.
Acuna dealt with wrist inflammation during the final weekend of the regular season. Atlanta was just playing it safe, however. Braves fans can expect to have Acuna hitting first and playing center field on Wednesday against the Reds.