Remember when people were worried Ronald Acuña might be heading for a sophomore slump after his slow start to the season? Yes, I know, how could anybody conjure such a thought, but there were some people flaunting their concerns (You know who you are).
Acuña put a rapid end to such fears in week number two of the season, earning NL Player of the Week honors.
Ronald Acuña is your NL Player of the Week pic.twitter.com/NDnjmZIG1M
— SportsTalkATL.com (@SportsTalkATL) April 15, 2019
Here are Acuña’s gaudy numbers from last week: .545/.630/1.091 with a 1.721 OPS, three home runs and nine RBIs, including this 462-foot tank job off the second deck at SunTrust Park.
This is an absolute tank job pic.twitter.com/1auS3xoJkd
— SportsTalkATL.com (@SportsTalkATL) April 12, 2019
Acuña is 21-years old and already among the ten best players in the game. There is not going to be a sophomore slump, just a lot of long home runs. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the Year of the Acuña.