Outside of the Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani, who is an alien, Ronald Acuna Jr. is the most talented player in baseball. The Braves superstar continues his MVP campaign in 2023, but Miguel Cabrera already knew how special he was, telling reporters that his Venezuelan brother will break all of his records one day.
MLB legend @MiguelCabrera was asked who would one day break all of his records.
— Bally Sports South (@BallySportsSO) August 1, 2023
Just to give some background on Miggy’s Hall of Fame career…
Since debuting in 2003, the long-time Detroit Tiger is a two-time AL MVP winner, four-time AL batting champion, and 12-time All-Star. He was also baseball’s 17th MLB Triple Crown winner in 2012, the first time that feat was accomplished in 45 seasons. Last year, he joined Hank Aaron and Willie Mays as the third player in history with a career batting average above .300, 500 or more home runs, and 3,000 or more hits.
Miggy is one of the greatest players in baseball history, and he didn’t even hesitate when asked who will break his records because Ronald Acuna Jr. might be the most talented player we’ve ever seen.
He is the first to ever notch 20 or more home runs and 50 or more stolen bases before the end of July. And that’s just one of the records he’s broken this season. Acuna could join the illustrious 40/40 club but also establish a few of his own 40/50, 40/60, and 40/70. What’s even crazier is he’s just scratching the surface.
The physical talent is apparent, but Acuna is only 25 years old. Now, we are seeing the game slow down for him mentally, understanding the nuances of the game and how pitchers are attacking him. It’s most evident in his strikeout rate, which currently sits under 12%, while his career average strikeout rate sits just south of 26%.
If health permits, Miggy is right. No record is safe with Ronald Acuna Jr. around.
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