Rookie Of the Year honors first of many career awards for Braves' Acuña

Wendy Adams
November 13, 2018 - 9:59 am



Atlanta Braves phenom outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. was named MLB's 2018 NL Rookie of the Year on Monday night.

He received 27 first-place votes and three second-place votes to win the award in a runaway over Nationals outfielder Juan Soto and Dodgers RHP Walker Bueler.

Acuña becomes the first Braves player to win ROY honors since closer Craig Kimbrel in 2011.

John Fricke and Hugh Douglas of the Morning Show believe this is the first of many awards in the young outfielder's future.

"The sky’s the limit,” said Hugh, as they talked about how the youth of Acuna and Ozzie Albies can serve as cornerstones for the franchise for years to come.

"Hugh, Ronald Acuña Jr. does this right, he's going to be a Major League superstar in 15, maybe 20 years," John replied.