Entering the 2018 season, virtually every set of prospect rankings from major outlets considered Acuna to be the game's top overall prospect. We're guessing an autographed ball and/or bat are headed his way.
Since being signed by the Braves out of La Guaira, Venezuela, the 20-year-old Acuna has quickly emerged as one of baseball's best young talents while rocketing through their farm system.
Assistant Editor of Busted Coverage. The Braves, however, understandably appear to have wanted to keep Acuna in Triple-A long enough to delay his free agency by a full year.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies, the two youngest players in the major leagues, both homered and combined for five RBIs to lead Atlanta over the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 Thursday and give the Braves a split of the four-game series. On Tuesday, in what turned out to be his last Triple-A game before getting the call, Acuna went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in Gwinnett's 5-2 win over Rochester. "He went out and played his game".
Cincinnati dropped to 5-20 for the first time in franchise history.More news: Forecast: Temps dip overnight; rain possible Friday afternoon
Mariners 5, Indians 4 • Andrew Miller's absence was immediately felt by Cleveland's bullpen when Kyle Seager hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning off Nick Goody that lifted visiting Seattle to victory.
"The Braves are playing good baseball", Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman said.
Adam Duvall was called out to end the fifth inning while trying to score the tying run from first on Scott Schebler's double, but a video review requested by the Reds led to the call being overturned after a 2-minute, 10-second look.
Reds: Hard-luck RHP Homer Bailey (0-3, 3.68), whose ERA is the best of Cincinnati's starters, is due to start the final game of Cincinnati's brief four-game homestand. With that said, you have a pair of starting pitchers in Teheran who has only allowed three runs in his last 19 innings, and Nola who hasn't given up more than two runs in any start this season. Newcomb didn't figure in the decision his last time out, a 5-3 Braves loss to the New York Mets on Friday in which he gave up two earned runs and six hits over six innings.
Reds: Cincinnati opens a three-game trip on Friday at Minnesota.