Top prospect Ronald Acuna will make Braves debut today

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

The time has come: Braves super prospect Ronald Acuna will make his MLB debut Wednesday night in Cincinnati, according to a person familiar with the situation.

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Acuna, 20, is the near-consensus No. 1 prospect in the sport. Some project him as a generational five-tool talent. He’ll take over in left field for Preston Tucker, beginning Wednesday.

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The Braves were waiting for Acuna to hit his stride in Triple-A. He’s hit .300 (12-for-40) across the past 10 games.

“We’re looking for Ronald to get hot at this point,” Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos said April 19. “I know it’s going to be talked about and so on, but once he starts to perform, unless there’s an immediate need, an injury or we have a lack of performance up here – more development isn’t going to hurt anybody. We’d prefer to call players up when they’re performing at a high level, when they’re locked in.”

Whenever the Braves decide the time is right to make his major league debut, Ronald Acuna should make a significant impact.

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