Atlanta Braves Ronald Acuna Jr. (25), who posted an unprecedented 40-70 (40 doubles-70+ home runs) record in Major League Baseball, has been named Player of the Year by his peers.
“Atlanta Braves superstar Ronald Acuña Jr. was named Player of the Year by his peers, receiving 242 of the 376 votes cast by Major League Baseball players, thanks to a staggering 40-70 record,” Sporting News announced on July 27 (ET).
After breaking into the big leagues in 2018 in an Atlanta uniform, Aquino Jr. won Rookie of the Year honors after batting .293 (433-for-127) with 26 home runs, 64 RBIs, 16 doubles, a .366 slugging percentage and a .918 OPS in 111 games in his first year.
At the start of the 2019 season, his second year with the Braves, he signed an eight-year, $100 million contract with Atlanta that included a two-year team option for $13.56 billion. As if to reward the team’s faith, Acuña Jr. has consistently performed well.
He was literally on fire with the bat this season. In 159 games, he proved his class by batting .337 (217-for-643) with 41 home runs, 106 RBI, 73 doubles, a .416 OPS and a 1.012 slugging percentage.
Became the first player in major league history to join the 40-70 club, and posted an on-base percentage above .300 for the first time in his career. He led the National League (NL) in most offensive metrics, including hits, runs scored, stolen bases, first in OPS, and second in slugging percentage.
“In 2021, Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels) won the award after a remarkable season of Cy Young-caliber pitching and MVP-caliber hitting, while Aaron Judge (New York Yankees) won the award last season after blasting 62 home runs,” according to Sporting News. 짱구카지노 주소
Ronald Acuña Jr. of the Atlanta Braves (left) and Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels.
“In 2023, Ohtani raised the bar with a strong season, but finished second in player voting, well behind Acuña Jr. “No player in Major League Baseball history has ever hit more than 40 home runs and stolen more than 46 bases, and no player with more than 70 stolen bases has ever hit more than 28 home runs.”
The two-hitter “Idoryu” Ohtani finished second with 44 votes. Mookie Betts (Los Angeles Dodgers), who knocked Aquino Jr. to second place and topped the 2023 Postseason Power Rankings, was third with 36 votes.
Meanwhile, American League (AL) Rookie of the Year honors went to Gunner Henderson (Baltimore Orioles) and NL Rookie of the Year honors went to World Series-bound Corbin Carroll (Arizona Diamondbacks). Tyler Glasnow was named AL Resurgence Player of the Year and Cody Bellinger was named NL Resurgence Player of the Year.