Top 10 Atlanta Braves Players in July 2023

There's never a bad time to look back and see who the Atlanta Braves' best players were last month!
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2. Atlanta Braves Player in July: Ronald Acuna Jr.

Ronald Acuna Jr.
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Ronald Acuna Jr. is having a monster season. He currently leads the league in OBP at .422 for the season. He is batting .335 with 27 homers and 55 steals.

Acuna has been a model of consistency this year. In fact, on a monthly basis, his OPS ranges from .918 (July) to 1.111 (June). Thus, making my point about being a model of consistency. We have Acuna as the Braves' second-best player in the month of July and it was his worst month of the season.

Acuna hit .326 for the month with a .423 OBP. He walked 14 times and struck out just 11. He finished July with a 13.5% walk rate and a 10.6% strikeout rate. After crushing 16 extra-base hits with nine homers in June, he had just seven extra-base hits in July.

For the second-consecutive month, Acuna Jr. stole 14 bases. It's worth noting again, he stole more bases than he had strikeouts. His 14 stolen bases were second only to CJ Abrams' 16 in July.

Acuna finished 29th in the league in July with 1.1 fWAR. Again, this was Acuna's worst month of the season, thus far. His worst month was still top-30 in WAR.

The only thing holding Acuna back from an even higher WAR in July was his lack of range on defense. He finished with a -1.5 Def rating, which is fielding runs saved with positional adjustments removed. It's not terrible, but it's still below average.

So kudos to Acuna for having his worst offensive month of the season and still finishing as the second-best Braves player for the month of July.