Ronald José Acuña Blanco Jr. (born December 18, 1997) is a Venezuelan professional baseball outfielder for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He made his MLB debut in 2018, and won the National League Rookie of the Year Award. The next season, Acuña was named an MLB All-Star, was the NL stolen base leader, and won a Silver Slugger Award.
On May 3, Acuña was named National League Player of the Month for April, batting .341/.443/.705 with eight home runs, three stolen bases, 18 RBIs, and 25 runs scored in 24 games. On May 19, Acuña hit his first career walk-off home run against the New York Mets to give the Braves a 5–4 win.
On July 10, 2021, Acuña suffered a leg injury while trying to field a fly ball and was taken off the field on a motorized stretcher. An MRI showed a complete tear in his right anterior cruciate ligament, which prematurely ended his 2021 season.
In 82 games, Acuña hit .283/.394/.596 with 24 home runs, 52 RBIs and 17 stolen bases in 2021. In 2021, he had the fastest sprint speed of all major league right fielders, at 29.4 feet/second.
He led the major leagues with 72 runs scored at the time of his injury. Acuña was elected to start the 2021 All-Star Game alongside teammates Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies but was unable to participate due to the injury. Despite Acuña’s injury, the Braves went on to win the 2021 World Series.
Ronald Acuña Jr. is currently no married, but he is in a relationship with the beautiful venezualan fitness coach, Eva Lucia. She is also an Instagram model with over 197k followers