Ronald Acuña Jr. (26, Atlanta Braves), the reigning National League Most Valuable Player (MVP), is on pace to become the first player in franchise history to do so.
Atlanta hosted the Detroit Tigers for 메이저사이트 a doubleheader on April 15 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
On the day, Acuña Jr. hit two home runs and added a stolen base. This gives him 15 home runs and 29 stolen bases on the year.
That’s a 35-homer-69-steal pace. A 30-homer-60-steal single-season has never happened in Major League Baseball history. Acuña Jr. is on pace to break that record.
If Acuña Jr. can increase his home run pace a bit more, he could become the sixth player in history to reach 40 home runs and 40 steals.
Home runs and stolen bases aren’t the only things he’s focused on. Through 15 days and 68 games, he’s batting .333 with a .405 on-base percentage and a .985 OPS.
In fact, he was the top pick in both our May and most recent MVP mock polls.