Ronald Acuña Jr. (26, Atlanta) opened the club with 30 home runs and 60 stolen bases in one season for the first time in the history of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Acuña Jr. fired a full base run over the 온라인바카라 left-middle fence against Dodgers starting pitcher Lance Lin (36) with one out in the second inning when the score was tied 1-1 in an away game to Los Angeles (LA) on the 1st. It was the 30th home run of the season. In the top of the ninth inning, he came out as the lead batter and got a heavy hit, then stole second base and increased the number of stolen bases to 62 for the season. Atlanta eventually won with a ‘Kennedy score’ (8-7).
Previously, there was a member of the 30 home run-50 stolen base club in the MLB. In 1987, Eric Davis (61, then Cincinnati) had 37 home runs and 50 stolen bases, and in 1990, Barry Bonds (59, then Pittsburgh) had 33 home runs and 52 stolen bases. However, among 23,072 MLB players who have played at least one game, Acuna Jr. is the first to record 30 homers and 60 stolen bases at the same time.
Acuña Jr. has an average home run distance of 128.6m, and along with Shohei Otani (29, LA Angels), he is ranked first in the MLB overall. ‘Power’ is just that good. On the other hand, the average running speed is 8.5m per second, which is 186th in the MLB. Atlanta coach Brian Snicker said, “Acuña Jr. knows better than anyone when to run fast and when to run slow. He explained that he is a smart player, so he is good at timing the steal.” Acuna Junior has a stealing success rate of 84.9% so far.