Signs Ronald Acuña Jr.'s power will return in spectacular fashion for the Braves

Atlanta Braves star right fielder Ronald Acuña Jr. is playing through one of the most powerless months of his career. Here's why we think he's poised to bust out in a big way.
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Ronald Acuña Jr. is still a stud without the homers

Acuña is very obviously slumping compared to what we are used to seeing. As long as he isn't dealing with an injury, there is no reason to believe he won't bust out of this. In the meantime, what a luxury to have a "slumping" star player who still leads the league in runs scored and is among the league leaders in stolen bases.

His groundball rate has also started to fall since mid-way through April. His 48.6% GB rate is still higher than normal but it's trending in the right direction.

This has been one of the most powerless months of his career, but it's bound to happen. Remember, I mentioned he slugged .388 in his first full month in 2018? He finished that season with a .552 slugging percentage.

Acuña will bounce back, and it will most likely be in spectacular fashion. He's a superstar and I think he will remind us very soon why he is one of the league's best bats.

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