Braves Nation: Acuña or Freeman for NL MVP? Look at the numbers

Braves right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. hits three run home run against the Angels during the third inning at Truist Park, Wednesday, August 2, 2023, in Atlanta. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Braves right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. hits three run home run against the Angels during the third inning at Truist Park, Wednesday, August 2, 2023, in Atlanta. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

On ESPN’s “Pardon The Interruption” on Thursday, the subject of the National League MVP was discussed – as in who is the front-runner.

Current Brave Ronald Acuña Jr. or former Brave Freddie Freeman?

We present their current statistics as a comparison (with the leader of each category in bold). We also suggest that you pay particular attention to stolen bases. Enough said.

Acuña

Average: .335

OBP: .420

SLG: .582

Hits: 141

2B: 27

3B: 1

HR: 25

Runs: 97

BB: 58

K: 59

SB: 51

Freeman

Average: .341

OBP: .418

SLG: .598

Hits: 146

2B: 40

3B: 2

HR: 22

Runs: 94

BB: 51

K: 85

SB: 14