Ronald Acuña Jr. Biography

Ronald Acuña Jr. is an American baseball player who plays the outfield position for Atlanta Braves at the MLB. He has won several honors including the National League rookie of the year in his first-ever season.

Early Life

Ronald was born on 18th December 1997 in La Guaira, Venezuela. His father Ronald Acuna Sr was also an MLB player and also represented Venezuela at the 2011 Pan American Games but much is not known about his mother Leonelis Blanco. He belongs to an athletic family as his grandfather was also a baseball player along with his uncle and several cousins who also played at MLB.

Ronald is known to have four siblings and is the eldest of them all and his younger brother Luisangel is with the texas rangers. He is currently 23 years old and hasn’t revealed about his high school but is believed to be a graduate. Moreover, he has also not shared anything about his college education and baseball career. However, he is known to be well-trained at Baseball by his coaches and family members.

Ronald Acuña Jr. Career

Ronald started his professional baseball career in 2015 when he was recruited by Gulf Coast Braves in minor leagues. He later started playing with Danville Braves in another half of the season. in 2016, he started playing at the Australian Baseball league and became the ABL All-star. The following year, he played for Mississippi Braves and became the All-star Futures Game. Later in 2018, he started playing Major leagues at MLB for the Atlanta Braves. In his first season itself, he became the youngest player to hit home runs in five consecutive games and also became the youngest player in MLB history to hit a postseason grand slam. His amazing performance earned him the title of National League Rookie of the year.

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In 2019, he played at the MLB All-Star game 2019 as an Outfielder and was also invited to be a part of the year’s home run derby. Due to injury, he was on hiatus the rest of the season. the same year, he won the 2019 National League Silver Slugger Award for outfield at second base. In 2020, he hit the longest home run of 495 feet and also became the 12th most valuable player. In the 2021 season, he suffered a grave injury on his knee while going for a catch and had to be carried off the field during the match against Miami Marlins. His ACL muscle was completely torn off and could not play the rest of the season.

Social Media

Ronald is active on his Instagram account where he currently has 743k followers. He is also known to have a Twitter account since 2018 where he currently has 151.6k followers.

Ronald Acuña Jr. Biography

Real Name Ronald José Acuña Blanco Jr.
Birth Date 18 December 1997
Age (as of 2021) 23 Years
Birth Place La Guaira, Venezuela
Nationality Venezuelan
Profession Baseball Player
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Sagittarius

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 0” – in Centimeters – 183 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 82 kg  –  in Pounds –  181 lbs
Shoe Size 12 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Athletic

Family

Father Ronald Acuña
Mother Leonelis Blanco
Sister None
Brother Luisangel Acuna, Bryan Acuña

Qualification/Education

School Not Known
College Not Known

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Is he a Gay? No
Girlfriend Eva Luccia (2019)
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Personal Life

Ronald is currently known to be in a relationship with his girlfriend Eva Luccia a social media personality. The two have been dating for several months but have not exactly revealed details about how they met. He recently had a son with Eva in 2020 whose name has not been shared. his girlfriend is also known to be from Venezuela.  He is known to be best friends with his teammate Ozzie Albies.

Ronald Acuña Jr. Net Worth

Ronald has earned a lot of wealth through his professional baseball career and has also signed heft contracts. Moreover, he was the youngest player to ever sign a $100 million contract. His net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be around $6 million.

Trivia

  • He is also called El Abusador or The Abuser by Starling Marte of Miami Marlins.
  • He was named as the No 1 MLB prospect in 2018 by Baseball America.
  • During his debut in the MLB with Atlanta Braves, he became the youngest player to play in major leagues.
  • He owns a couple of pairs of socks with his teammate Ozzie Albies’s face printed on it.

Final Thoughts

Ronald is a talented young baseball prodigy of his athletic baseball family. He followed the path of his family members and fell in love with the sport. He tried to give his best in every game he plays and was never discouraged by injuries. Although he recently suffered a downfall due to the injury, he is believed to stay strong and took forward to his recovery.

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