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Ronald Acuna 2018 Outlook


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I think the Upton comparison that was brought up earlier is pretty valid, as much as it killed me.  Massive power/speed upside who is very likely to put up impressive year long stats, but some swing and miss that makes him a hit-or-miss week-to-week play. Should be fun to watch.

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22 minutes ago, Members_Only_76 said:

I hope he is a more consistent contributer  compared to Upton and hit for higher BA. I see Acuna as more of a lead off catalyst guy. 

 

J Up makes no sense to me as a dbacks fan. Guy finally cut down the K's his last two years with the team and then once he left it's like he said F it just gonna K 25+% of the time from here on out.

 

Acuna has a rough K-rate but his underlying contact rates are on par or better than Upton's two best seasons on the dbacks k-rate wise when upton was sub 20%, so I think with some seasoning he should be able to cut it down to a respectable level.

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This guys Ks are absolutely murdering me (it’s a stat in my format). Even on a day when he contributes its minimum 2ks a game. 30% with a .330 OBP is a not what I thought he was as a player. Oh well, only 20 years old but crap, could of had Soto! 

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On 8/10/2018 at 4:50 PM, Grace17 said:

This guys Ks are absolutely murdering me (it’s a stat in my format). Even on a day when he contributes its minimum 2ks a game. 30% with a .330 OBP is a not what I thought he was as a player. Oh well, only 20 years old but crap, could of had Soto! 

Lol, you sound ridiculous. Don’t draft 20 y/o rookies if you can’t handle some K’s

kids a stud 

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6 hours ago, phisouza33 said:

Lol, you sound ridiculous. Don’t draft 20 y/o rookies if you can’t handle some K’s

kids a stud 

 

Or just be sure to draft Soto next year - he’ll be 20!

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17 hours ago, Carlos Correa said:

4 homers in his last 5 games now. 

 

Yea he's been crushing the ball since batting leadoff. How can anyone not be impressed with his production so far? 15 HR, 42 R, 34 RBI and 7 SB in only 64 games. This kid has legit 30+ HR/20+ SB upside.

 

The only OF with a higher wRC+, wOBA and OPS since the ASB are Martinez, Yelich, Davis, Peralta and Harper.

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1 hour ago, TTRA1N said:

30/30 floor next year if he stays healthy. Top 5 OF. Wouldn't trade away for many in a keeper.

Thats not how a "floor" works.

Considering there hasn't been a single 30/30 season in the past 5 years, I'll take the under.

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2 hours ago, herschel said:

where do people see him going in redraft next season?  how early?

 

I always avoid second year players unless they have a really low K% which Acuna does not have.  

 

That strategy has served me well.  Bellinger looked like a superstar last season.  He can barely get playing time this year.  Not that Bellinger is as good as Acuna but I do not think he will return his ADP next season.

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