Ronald Acuña Jr.

Atlanta Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) celebrates with Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies
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Joe Patrick
March 27, 2019 - 4:15 pm
There’s a reason why, in sports, we so often hear young players — specifically a collection of young talent — referred to as “crops.” It makes sense. The metaphorical seed is planted the moment their name is announced as the team’s newest draftee/signee, and over time those seedlings grow and until...
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Atlanta Braves left fielder Ronald Acuna Jr.
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Dukes & Bell
March 27, 2019 - 3:02 pm
FOX Sports South Braves analyst Paul Byrd joined Dukes & Bell to preview the 2019 season for the guys, to talk about how special can Ronald Acuña be, what Josh Donaldson brings to the team, and what is the one thing Dansby Swanson needs to improve on? Byrd told the guys the young pitchers are...
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The Jon Chuckery Show
March 24, 2019 - 11:14 am
Jon Chuckery and Randy McMichael broke down the news that Ronald Acuña Jr. is set to hit in the cleanup spot for the Atlanta Braves this season. Chuckery said, “You got to understand that if he is the kind of player you think he is you have to have a big-time run producer in the cleanup spot.”...
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr.
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Dukes & Bell
March 20, 2019 - 9:50 am
With the Los Angeles Angels reportedly signing Mike Trout to a record 12-year $430-million extension to stay with the team, Dukes and Bell want to know what's next for Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. Could this affect a future deal with the Braves and Acuña if he continues to produce...
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Dukes & Bell
March 15, 2019 - 3:50 pm
Another day in March, means another day the Atlanta Braves get closer to Opening Day. The guys wondered if Ronald Acuña Jr. could be an MVP candidate in his second year in the majors. Carl Dukes said that he thinks Acuña can put up the numbers for an MVP-type season if he bats in the cleanup spot...
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Dukes & Bell
March 14, 2019 - 4:39 pm
With Opening Day only two weeks away for our Atlanta Braves, what will our batting order look like? And could the team have three 100-RBI guys? “You could have Ender [Inciarte] at leadoff, and move [Ronald] Acuña [Jr.] to the cleanup," Carl Dukes said. "You have the potential for four guys maybe...
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Dukes & Bell
March 13, 2019 - 5:24 pm
After starting the spring off slow, Ronald Acuña Jr. has come to life at the plate in Spring Training as the Atlanta Braves phenom is red hot. He has reached base safely in his last nine plate appearances while going 8 for 8. In Grapefruit League action, Acuña leads the Braves with 12 hits (in 12...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Touki Toussaint (62) delivers a pitch
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Joe Patrick
February 25, 2019 - 2:41 pm
Spring training is officially underway for the reigning NL East champion Atlanta Braves as manager Brian Snitker will use the next month to evaluate some of his young talented prospects and tinker with some positional and lineup varieties to prepare for the season ahead. Through two games (Game 3...
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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) runs with the ball
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John Michaels
February 25, 2019 - 9:11 am
Think of all the teams, all the sports being played right now in the state of Georgia. There are some top-notch teams here in the Peach State, and some elite athletes. But who are the best of the best? John Michaels ranked the top 10 players hoopin' it up, ballin' out, swinging for the fences or...
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