Atlanta Braves Mid-Season Awards

The Braves have been a juggernaut in the first half of the season, providing plenty of worthy candidates for team awards, but who takes home team MVP?
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MVP: Ronald Acuña Jr.

If any of these awards were considered to be a slam dunk, it is without a doubt this one. It’s pretty easy to be the MVP of your team, when you are widely considered the MVP of the National League.

Ronald Acuña Jr. is finally all the way back in 2023. The knee issues are no more and he is showing the baseball world why he is one of the top players in all the sport. He has had a historic first half. He’s chasing a 40 homer/80 stolen base season (and it’s actually within reach).

Ronald only trails Ohtani in fWAR, and leads the NL in stolen bases, OPS, and total bases. There’s really not much else to say. He does something special every single day, and Braves fans are lucky to witness. Let’s hope for continued health for Ronald and a strong finish. If he can do that, I believe he is well on his way to his first career NL MVP.