Ronald Acuña Jr. named N.L. Player of the Week


Acuña Jr. batted .545/.630/1.091 over six games from April 8-14

FILE – Atlanta Braves’ Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) hits a two-run home run during the eleventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Monday, July 2, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves congratulate OF Ronald Acuña Jr. on being named National League Player of the Week for the period ending April 14, 2019. The weekly honor is the second of Acuña Jr.’s career after also winning on August 19th of last season.

Acuña Jr. batted .545/.630/1.091 over six games last week, going 12-for-22 with one double, one triple, three home runs and nine RBI while guiding Atlanta to a 4-2 record. He had five straight multi-hit games from April 8-13, the longest such run of his career and the longest for any Braves player since 2014. Acuña Jr. also drove in at least one run in each of the six games, the longest RBI streak of his career. Five of his RBI gave Atlanta the lead, while three served as the game winner.

His 12 hits were most in the National League over the week and tied for most in the majors, and he ranked second in the N.L. in RBI (9, tied with teammate Dansby Swanson), third in runs (tied, 7), fourth in home runs (tied, 3) and fifth in extra-base hits (tied, 5).

Acuña Jr. is the first Braves player to earn a weekly award this season.

 

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