Ronald Acuna

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Full Name Ronald Acuna
Age 22 Years Old
Nick Name Acuna
Gender Male
Birth Date December 18th, 1997
Birth Place La Guaira

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About Ronald Acuna 

Ronald Acuna is a professional baseball outfielder from Venezuela whose real name goes by Ronald Jose Acuna Blanco Jr. He is playing for the current team, Atlanta Braves of the Major League Baseball (MLB). In April 2019, he had signed an 8-year contract extension with the team that was worth USD 100 million, and that made him the youngest player in baseball history to sign a contract worth at least USD 100 million. This was also the largest deal signed by any player in history with less than a year of major league service. He was signed as an international free agent in July 2014 by the Atlanta Braves and played in several minor league tournaments over the next 4 years. In the year 2018, he made his MLB debut as well as he won the National League Rookie of the Year Award. Additionally, he was named an MLB All-Star. Not only this he has also won his very first Silver Slugger Award in 2019. His performances were even more stellar in 2019 as he was selected for the MLB's annual "All-Star Game", named to the "All-MLB Second Team", and was the National League's "stolen base" leader. In September 2019, he had become the youngest major leaguer ever to enter the 40-30 club; which includes batters who have collected 40 home runs and 30 stolen bases in a single season. Overall, he is a very talented baseballer. 

Recently, Atlanta Braves center fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. belted a tape-measure home run that won't soon be forgotten in the first inning Friday against the visiting Boston Red Sox. He rocked a 495-foot leadoff shot to the top of the left-field seats that measured as the longest homer in Major League Baseball this season and tied for the fifth-longest in the Statcast era (since 2015). The home run came on a 3-1 count off right-hander Chris Mazza. It was the 19th career leadoff homer for Acuna. That's the second-most in baseball since 2018 when Acuna was National League Rookie of the Year. Acuna has 14 home runs this season after hitting 41 last year. He finished 1-for-4 with a walk and three runs Friday as the Braves beat the Red Sox 8-7 in 11 innings to clinch the No. 2 seed in the National League playoffs.

Ronald Acuna is famous for being a professional baseball outfielder. He is best-known for playing for the team, Atlanta Braves. He was the youngest player in the league at that time and had also won the "National League Rookie of the Year" award. 

Ronald Acuna, a professional baseballer

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Ronald Acuna was born on 18th December 1997 in La Guaira, Venezuela. His nationality is Venezuelan and his ethnicity is Multiracial as he is of African and Venezuelan decent. His race is Black and his horoscope sign is Sagittarius. He was born to his parents; Ronald Acuna Sr. (father) and Leonelis Blanco (mother). He also has three siblings; Luisangel Acuna (Younger Brother) (Baseball Player), Bryan Acuna (Younger Brother) (Baseball Player). He has 1 other younger brother. At a small age, he began his career with baseball. As of 2019, he celebrated his 22nd birthday. More details about his early life, childhood, education are still to get unfold yet as he has not mentioned anything to the media. He is Christian as per his religion. 

With an athletic body build, Ronald Acuna stands tall at the height of 1.83 m. His balanced weight consists of 82 Kg. He has got an attractive personality with a glowing face and a charming smile. His hair color is black whereas his eye color is dark brown. He has got a toned physique, dreadlock hair with a thin mustache. He also has a mole on his neck along with tattoos on both of his arms. Overall, he has got a healthy body and he maintains his body a lot doing frequent exercises. 

Ronald Acuna's Baseball Career

  • Ronald Acuna began his baseball career by signing with the Atlanta Braves for $100,000 as an international free agent in July 2014.
  • After a year, he made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Braves. 
  • He was then promoted to the Danville Braves. 
  • In 55 games between the two teams, he batted .269 with four home runs, 18 RBIs, and 16 stolen bases.
  • In the year 2016, he hit .312/.392/.429 with four home runs and 19 RBIs in only 42 games combined between the Gulf Coast Braves and Rome Braves due to injury. 
  • He also played for the Melbourne Aces of the Australian Baseball League and was named an ABL All-Star.
  • In the year 2017, he made his appearances in Grapefruit League games.
  • He was also named to the All-Star Futures Game roster in July.
  • He made his International League debut against the Charlotte Knights, during which he hit an opposite-field home run in his second at-bat. 
  • He appeared in 139 games, hitting .325/.374/.522 with 21 homers, 82 RBIs, and 44 stolen bases in the 2017 season. 
  • Later, he was invited to join the MLB's premier elite prospect finishing school, the Arizona Fall League, and was assigned to the Peoria Javelinas where he played 23 games in the AFL hitting .325/.414/.639 alongside seven home runs, winning the league championship and claiming league MVP honors, becoming the AFL's youngest most valuable player.
  • He was also ranked as No. 1 MLB into the season 2018 by Baseball American.
  • He was reassigned to minor league camp on March 19, 2018.
  • Later on 25th April 2018, he was promoted and became the youngest player to play in major leagues.
  • The Braves promoted him to the major leagues on 25th April 2018 making him the youngest player in Major League Baseball at that time. 
  • He wore uniform number/jersey number/shirt number of 24 throughout his minor league career in honor of Miguel Cabrer.
  • On 25th April 2018, he made his MLB debut wearing the shirt number of 13. 
  • And he collected his first career hit off Kevin Shackelford against the Cincinnati Reds where he finished the game 1 for 5 and scored the game-tying run in the eighth inning as the Braves won 5-4. 
  • Against the Reds, he hit his first MLB home run off Homer Bailey where he finished the game 3 for 4 as the Braves won 7-4.
  • He was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a mild ACL sprain and a bruise in his left knee as well as a back contusion on 28th May. 
  • While playing against the Miami Marlins on August 13, 2018, He became the fourth player in the history of Major League Baseball to hit a home run to lead off both games of a doubleheader. 
  • With his fifteenth stolen base on 22nd September 2018, he became the fourth player in MLB history to record a 25-15 season. 
  • He appeared in 111 MLB games, batting .293 with 26 home runs and 64 RBIs in the 2018 season. 
  • On 7th October, in a National League Division Series game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, he became the youngest player in MLB history to hit a postseason grand slam, aged 20 years 293 days, off Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler. 
  • On 12th November, he was named the National League Rookie of the Year.
  • Acuna and the Braves agreed to an eight-year contract worth $100 million on 2nd April 2019. The extension included team options for the 2027 and 2028 seasons. 
  • He became the youngest player in baseball history to sign a contract worth at least $100 million.
  • At midseason, he was named a starting outfielder for the National League in the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, and invited to take part in that year's Home Run Derby.
  • He joined the 30-30 club on August 24, in a game against the New York Mets.
  • He hit .280/.365/.883, with 127 runs (leading the National League), 41 home runs, and 37 stolen bases (leading the National League) in the 2019 season. 
  • The 2020 season was shortened at the start during Spring Training by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • After the Braves won the division 3rd time in a row, and the league record-setting 20th division title against the Miami Marlins. 
  • The last 3game series to play at home to finish the season, in the 1st inning against the Red Sox Ronald was looking at a 3-1 count cutter, he ripped 495 feet, the longest home run that year, and a current longest home run at Truist Park in Cumberland, Georgia. 

Ronald Acuna's Awards and Achievements

  • All-Star (2019)
  • All-MLB Second Team (2019)
  • NL Rookie of the Year (2018)
  • Silver Slugger Award (2019)
  • NL stolen base leader (2019)
  • 30-30 club (2019)

Ronald Acuna's Girlfriend, Eva Luccia

Ronald Acuna (L) is Dating Eva Luccia (R)

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Ronald Acuna is not married yet and he is still to get married. But he is not single at present. He is currently in a relationship and he is dating his beautiful girlfriend, Eva Luccia. Eva is from Venezuela and appears to be gaining a bit of a fan following on Instagram these days. The couple can be spotted in public places as well. As of today, the couple is enjoying their life a lot without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Ronald Acuna's Net Worth 2020

Ronald Acuna is a professional baseball player who has made a huge amount of money throughout his career. He signed with the Atlanta Braves for $100,000 as an international free agent in July 2014. On 2nd April 2019, Acuna and the Braves agreed to an eight-year contract worth $100 million. The extension included team options for the 2027 and 2028 seasons. He also became the youngest player in baseball history to sign a contract worth at least $100 million. As of 2020, the net worth of Ronald Acuna is believed to have between $1 Million-$5 Million. He is making a salary of $12.5 Million annually as per his contract. At present, he is satisfied with his earnings and he is living a cool lifestyle from his earnings. Although he has a bright future ahead, he will need to stay focused and not let his newfound money get in the way of his playing ability.