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Sunday, July 11, 2021

Acuña out for ‘21 season with torn ACL

Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. tore his right ACL and will be out for the season after surgery to repair it, the Braves announced late Saturday night.

Atlanta’s 5-4 win over Miami on Saturday at loanDepot park lifted the Braves to .500 on the season, but it was a costly one.

Acuña exited the game in the bottom of the fifth inning after attempting to corral a ball off the bat of Jazz Chisholm Jr., who ended up with an inside-the-park home run on the play.

The Braves were able to hang on to their lead, largely in part to Freddie Freeman’s second homer in as many days in the top of the fifth inning, but after the game, the club was left wondering about the severity of the injury to its star outfielder as he underwent tests, which we now know is a worst-case scenario.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 11, 2021 at 10:45 AM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: ronald acuna

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

The Top 25 MLB Players Under 25 Years Old

5. Bo Bichette, SS, Toronto Blue Jays
Baumann rank: 5
Kram rank: 5
Lindbergh rank: 5
Wagner rank: 5

He’s a very good hitter at a premium defensive position. Putting that bat in that lineup spot just makes him so valuable. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with Bichette’s game. He’s pluses all around. —Kram

4. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 1B, Toronto Blue Jays
Baumann rank: 3
Kram rank: 4
Lindbergh rank: 4
Wagner rank: 4

The comp I keep drawing is Guerrero’s season now to Bryce Harper’s MVP year. These are the last two players that came up with that level of hype as a hitter. And Harper was a very good player at 19 and 20, and in his age-22 season he put together the 1941 Ted Williams year, adjusted for inflation. Guerrero might be the most talented hitter in the world right now. —Baumann

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 08, 2021 at 12:07 AM | 9 comment(s)
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