Despite Disappointing Show Against Phillies, Yankees Legend Alex Rodriguez Praises Ronald Acuna Jr. For His MVP Caliber Season – “He Can Hurt You More Ways Than One”

Published 10/08/2023, 7:30 AM EDT

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Former Yankee Alex Rodriguez is a man of wisdom. His observational skills, along with his reasoning ability, highlight the often missed nuances of the game. This time, amid the ongoing MVP chase, A-Rod shares his view on one of the candidates’ strategic moves, revealing how “he can hurt you in more ways than one”. 

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As one of the closest contenders to winning the coveted MVP title, isn’t it compelling to know the details of what Ronald Acuna Jr. does? Thanks to Rodriguez, who is a three-time MVP himself for explaining all about it. Whether it’s his batting tactic or his leg position or his home runs, A-Rod discusses it all. 

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Alex Rodriguez, in the wake of the ongoing MLB postseason, took to Instagram to share this rich piece of informative breakdown. Cleanly encapsulating the details of the post, he captioned it, “@ronaldacunajr13 is no one trick pony! #mlbpostseason”. In the video, he started by explaining how Acuna has the perfect anti-launch angle swing. A-Rod began his post by highlighting 2 main aspects: his hands and his back leg. 

 

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With a baseball bat in his hand, the 48-year-old demonstrates how Acuna always works from top to bottom. This has led him to make over 100 points better on a fastball. His back leg, on the other hand, almost always hits the ground, particularly when the ball is low. While these are some unbreakable walls, A-Rod reveals where one can get him out.

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A possible chance where one can get Acuna out is in the upper right quadrant. Rodriguez goes on to explain at length how Acuna stands at a .227 batting average. This qualifies as good enough to land a 10-year agreement. Moving on, he shed some light on Ronald Acuna Jr’s iconic home runs.

He explained, “Over 50% of his home runs go to the middle or the other way” which strengthens the point that Acuna has a diversified opposite approach. Notwithstanding the embarrassing loss to Philadelphia Phillies, A-Rod has continually been wowed by the 25-year-old. 

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In game 1 of the NLDS, Braves vs. Phillies was a disappointing blow for Atlanta. A 3-0 win for the Phillies displayed a high lackluster on Braves’ part. But, in the eyes of A-Rod Acuna, always stands out. Addressing the 40-homer, 40-base steal club that Ronald Acuna Jr. pioneered this season A-Rod (who also achieved the same back in 1998 with the Seattle Mariners) said, Acuña is – “on another planet.” 

This season witnessed Acuña become the founding member of the elite 40-50, 40-60, and 40-70 clubs, winning hearts! While A-Rod was all praises for Acuna, he made a bold comment.

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As he spoke to The Athletic in late September this year, A-Rod shared, “I can’t see anyone playing at a higher level than Acuña”. With that, he strongly believes that Acuña deserves to win 2023’s National League. But Saturday’s game seems to be telling one another story.

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Kanishka Prakash

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Kanishka Prakash is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports. She comes from an engineering college background and possesses prior experience in the business sector. Her affection for sports burgeoned during her adolescence, with MLB particularly captivating her attention.
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