Phillies outfielder Delmon Young has begun to show signs of life recently by hitting .325 with three home runs, 16 RBI, and an .858 OPS over his last 25 games. When asked today about his hot hitting, he offered this wonderful rationalization to Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com.
That’s uh, true. Or something. Wait, is that fireworks I hear or is my brain exploding?
MLB.com’s Mark Bowman confirms a report from Daniel Álvarez Montes of EVTV Miami that the Braves are calling up outfield prospect Ronald Acuña from Triple-A Gwinnett.
The move is obviously much anticipated and expected, as Acuña is considered the top prospect in baseball among those who hadn’t been called up to the majors yet. Acuña has had a slow start with Gwinnett, as he’s batting only .215/.301/.277 in 73 plate appearances. However, he has turned things around somewhat in recent days, batting .379 with a double and a homer since April 17.
Acuña should be in Wednesday’s starting lineup against the Reds and he should be a lineup regular going forward. The expectations are high for Acuña, who signed with the Braves as an international free agent in July 2014.