It didn’t take long for MLB to acknowledge Ronald Acuna’s hot streak.
The 21-year-old was named National League player of the week Monday after hitting .545 and helping the Braves to a 4-2 record against the Rockies and Mets.
Acuna had an on-base percentage of .630 and a slugging percentage of 1.081 during the week with three homers, a double and triple and nine RBI. He also scored seven times, walked four times and stole a base.
After a (very brief) somewhat-slow start, Acuna has hit his stride. His batting WAR is now 1.5, second best in the NL (Cody Bellinger, 1.9), according to Baseball Reference and leads the Braves with seven extra-base hits.
His latest tear has helped the Braves overcome an 0-3 start. They’re 9-6, tied atop the NL East, on Monday’s off-day.