Acuna arrives early for spring training

1. His full name is Ronald Jose Acuna, and he was born Dec. 18, 1997 in La Guaira, Venezuela. 2. The Braves signed Acuna in July 2014, and the scout who signed him, Rolando Petit, tried to sign Acuna’s dad in the 1990s. 3. Acuna's dad, Ron Acuna, played in the Mets, Blue Jays and Brewers organizations from 1999-2006, reaching as high as Double-A. 4. Ronald Acuna played in Australia in November and December 2016. In 20 games, he had an OPS of 1.001. 5. In 2017, Acuna became the youngest MVP in the Arizona

Ronald Acuna arrived early to spring training Saturday, launching his highly anticipated sophomore campaign.

The 21-year-old Braves outfielder hit over .400 last spring. He didn’t join the big league club until late-April, in part because the club stood to retain an additional season of contractual control.

Braves position players aren’t required to report until Wednesday, a day before the first full-squad workout and three days before the Grapefruit League opener against the Mets.